Josh Warrington broke his jaw but training obsession kept him active

A dedicated fitness regime ensured two-time champion Josh Warrington did not waste time waiting for his broken jaw to heal.

In March this year, Warrington bounced back from a loss and a draw against Mauricio Lara, to reclaim the IBF featherweight world title by stopping Spain’s Kiko Martinez in the seventh round.

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Warrington stopped Martinez to become a two-time featherweight world champion

But he broke his jaw in the process

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But he broke his jaw in the process

During the fight, Warrington broke his jaw, but bravely fought on to claim the victory and it meant after the bout he was sidelined for a significant period of time.

With that being said, Warrington did not take too much time off, making sure to get back in the gym as soon as he could.

“It’s easy to just sit on the sofa and do nothing,” Warrington told talkSPORT.

“I got suspended from training for a long time, because of my hand and broken jaw.

“But, I’m at the top of my game and if you compare it to another athlete at the top of their game, Cristiano Ronaldo in football, he’s not going to be sitting around in between games and at pre-season he’s training constantly trying to better himself.

“One of the reasons I’ve gotten to where I am in my career is because I’m just obsessed with it. I have the rest of my life to get fat and eat pie.”

Even at 37-years-old, Ronaldo is a formidable force having recently scored his 700th career goal

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Even at 37-years-old, Ronaldo is a formidable force having recently scored his 700th career goal

Ronaldo eats and trains well to maintain his incredibly high standards

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Ronaldo eats and trains well to maintain his incredibly high standards


In his own sport, Mayweather is known to never let himself get out of shape and retired from the ring with an unbeaten 50-0 record.

In terms of capitalizing on being in the prime of his career, Warrington expressed an interest in following in the footsteps of British boxing greats, Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe, by taking his talents to the United States of America.

“I maybe sound a little bit obsessed with going to America,” Warrington said, “but it’s one of those things that you want to tick off the box.

“I grew up watching the likes of Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe, seeing them go over there, I even saw Carl Frampton fight out there before I boxed him myself.

“I remember there was a little moment where I was walking along the [Las Vegas] strip, stood on the bridge and I could see his green and white army walking down and I thought I’d love to mimic that and have the Leeds fans out there, but the casinos might not appreciate them.

“Leeds United can take the fans round Europe, but they can’t take them to the States.”

Before Warrington can make a trip across the pond, however, he has to overcome his mandatory challenger, Luis Alberto Lopez, on December 10 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

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