Leeds' Josh Warrington makes light work of Edwin Tellez in Berlin with stoppage victory
Leeds star makes mark in first foreign fight
Last Updated: 21/02/15 9:33pm
European featherweight champion Josh Warrington took five rounds to stop Edwin Tellez and set the tone for a busy British night in Berlin.
I wanted to get it done as quickly as possible, without any injuries so I can remain fully focused on April 11
The man form Leeds, who moved to 20-0, needed rounds in the bag before a big step up in April and showed that foreign soil suited him.
He dominated the game Tellez from the start before eventually moving up a gear and finally finished the job in the fifth.
Tellez's corner threw the towel in and it was clear with a few rounds under the belt that, as he told Sky Sports this week, he wanted to make sure he was ready and sat at ringside for David Price and Paul Smith.
Warrington's Leeds fans were as vocal as their new hero was vicious from the start. He started off with the jab but the right hook to the body wasn't far behind in a composed and focused range-finding first.
In the second round, he then switched and the left downstairs did most of the damage, the straight right also hitting home although the dogged Tellez refused to buckle.
The fourth saw Warrington underline his superiority with that left-hook leading the way and then, early on in the fifth, he started to push his man back and move through the gears.
It was then that the towel came in and with the hundreds of Leeds fans celebrating the 20-year-old was already looking forward to April 11, when he takes on Dennis Tubieron with the WBC International featherweight title on the line.
"It was a strange one, I didn't want to overdo it," he told Sky Sports.
"So I wanted to get it done as quickly as possible, without any injuries so I can remain fully focused on April 11. It was good to fight away from home but once you've started you might as well be back at home."