Warrington to take inspiration from Rhinos hero Burrow into the ring

Josh Warrington

Legendary Leeds boxer Josh Warrington will take inspiration from Rob Burrow when he returns to the ring on Saturday night to face Mauricio Lara, of Mexico, at Wembley Arena.

Warrington, who donated one of his World Title belts to support Burrow a year ago at a special Gala Dinner at Emerald Headingley, raising £10,000 in the process, will have the distinctive Rob Burrow logo on the back of his shorts when he steps back through the ropes for his first fight since October 2019.

Speaking to The Times ahead of Saturday’s fight Warrington said, “Any time you complain you should look at other people’s situation, and I think of what Rob has been through and how quickly it has happened.”

Leeds Rhinos captain Luke Gale wished Warrington all the best on behalf of everyone at the Rhinos. He commented, “I just want to wish a massive good luck to the Leeds Warrior, Josh Warrington, on Saturday night. It’s going to be a great night of boxing ahead on Sky Sports. There is another Leeds lad called Hopey Price on the undercard, who had the privilege of going to watch train. I am sure you’ll does us proud lads as you always do.”