by James Slater at ringside: Tonight in Leeds, unbeaten featherweight Josh Warrington proved to be way too strong and aggresive for top ranked Japanese fighter Hisashi Amagasa. Before a hugely vocal home crowd, Warrington bullied his man and nullified his height and reach advantages.
Amagasa – most famous for knocking down Guillermo Rigondeaux twice – was game all night and he unleashed his share of punches, but he was outworked and never really looked confident enough to be the boss, or try to be.
The visiting fighter took everything that came his way but he simply allowed Warrington to dictate too much.
The final scores were 117-111 118-111 120-107 and Warrington now looks towards a shot at reigning 126-pound champ Lee Selby. These two have been exchanging words for some time now and the grudge-fight could be something to see.
Hasagawa took heavy punishment in the final rounds, being cut at the side of the right eye in 11th.