Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Warrington vs Takoucht?
Josh Warrington beat Sofiane Takoucht by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 12th October 2019 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Warrington vs Takoucht stats
Josh Warrington stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sofiane Takoucht made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Takoucht had advantage in power over Warrington, with a 37% knock out percentage over Warrington's 21%.
Josh Warrington was the younger man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Both Josh Warrington & Sofiane Takoucht fought out of an orthodox stance.
Warrington was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 year and 10 months later than Takoucht, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 261 to Takoucht's 256.
Sofiane Takoucht was ranked number 4 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Warrington vs Takoucht form
Warrington had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Kiko Martinez on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Mauricio Lara on 4th September 2021 by technical draw in their 1 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mauricio Lara on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Sofiane Takoucht on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had won against Kid Galahad on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Warrington vs Takoucht start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Warrington vs Takoucht?
Josh Warrington was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Sofiane Takoucht made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.