Warrington vs Xu Info
Josh Warrington could fight Can Xu in February 2021 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
The contest would be for the unified featherweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBA belts on the line.
Warrington would be making his 4th defence of the IBF World Featherweight Championship. He won this belt against Lee Selby in May 2018. He has held this belt for 2 years 8 months and 2 days.
Xu will be making his 3rd defence of the WBA World Featherweight Championship. He won this belt against Jesus M Rojas in January 2019. He has held this belt for 1 year 11 months and 26 days.
Warrington vs Xu stats
Josh Warrington would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins and zero loses, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Can Xu would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins and 2 loses, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Warrington would have a slight advantage in power over Xu, with a 23% knock out percentage over Xu's 17%.
Josh Warrington is the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Xu has a height advantage of 2 inches over Warrington.
Both Josh Warrington & Can Xu fight out of an orthodox stance.
Warrington is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 4 years earlier than Xu, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 65 more professional rounds, 231 to Xu's 166.
Josh Warrington goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Can Xu is currently ranked number 3 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Warrington vs Xu form
Warrington remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Carl Frampton on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had defeated Lee Selby on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.
He had won against Dennis Ceylan on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 10th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Xu has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Manny Robles III on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Shun Kubo on 26th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Fuzhou, China.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jesus M Rojas on 26th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Texas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Jelbirt Gomera on 27th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Qingdao Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China.
He had beat Nehomar Cermeno on 3rd October 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Gym of Datong University, Datong.
In terms of recent activity, Josh Warrington has been fighting more than Can Xu.
Josh Warrington last fought 1 year 3 months and 9 days ago, while Can Xu's last outing was 1 year 1 month and 29 days ago.
Warrington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Xu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.