Josh Warrington’s dad and trainer Sean O’Hagan set to miss US debut because he’s scared of flying

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JOSH WARRINGTON is ready for lift-off in the US — but faces a fight to take his dad with him.

The Leeds featherweight secured a split-decision win against Kid Galahad in his home city on Saturday night to keep the IBF world title.

Josh Warrington defeated kid Galahad in Leeds to retain his IBF featherweight title
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Now Warrington wants a mega-money unification fight against the other champs — Gary Russell Jr, Oscar Valdez or Leo Santa Cruz — across the pond.

But Warrington’s father and coach Sean O’Hagan is scared of flying so may not be in his corner.

O’Hagan said: “I’m excited and can’t wait for where Josh goes next.

“But I don’t even know if I’m going yet — I don’t like flying. And I haven’t I saved my pennies for Vegas. I’ve got no money!”

Warrington was frustrated when the IBF demanded he take on their mandatory challenger Galahad.

He had to dig deep in the final two rounds to get the points decision.

Now he is desperate to fight in the US.

Warrington, 28, said: “I’ve been saying for a long time, let’s go for the very best. I don’t want to be coming back here and defending against someone who works at a car wash and gets himself in the rankings.

“I want a big fight — they’re the ones I want — and we just carry on this journey.

“I’d like to fight in America for the experience and the memories.

“I think the fans have been saving up for the trip to the States.

“I can’t go round the streets of Leeds now without folk shouting, ‘When we going to Vegas, Josh?’.
“That’s what everyone is waiting for and I’d like to give them the trip they are after.”

The Leeds hero will now target a unification showdown Stateside
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Warrington’s dad and trainer Sean O’Hagan claims he does not like flying ahead of his son’s US venture

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