Matchroom Sport have confirmed this morning that they have decided against the renewal of Josh Warrington’s promotional contract – which expired this month. Warrington’s team opted against a huge British clash with IBF World Featherweight champion Lee Selby in the summer, due to the Leeds man’s wedding being a distraction. He instead faced Patrick Hyland (31-3) – scoring a ninth round stoppage in what was to be his final fight under the Matchroom promotional banner.
On the release of Warrington – who is now a promotional free agent – Eddie Hearn said:
“Following the expiry of our contract in November we were asked to make a new offer to Josh. We did not share the same plans as his team and decided not to make any further offers. It’s been great working with Josh and his support from the Leeds fans has been exceptional. We wish him and his team all the success in the future.”
The rest of the Matchroom team also wished Warrington and his family every success in the future, and the 26-year-old will undoubtedly be assessing his options moving forward over the festive period. Queensbury Promotions will surely be the favourite to secure Warrington, having recently landed a bumper deal with BT Sport.