Josh Warrington will be sporting Rob Burrow’s name and number on his shorts when the Leeds featherweight returns to the boxing ring on Saturday evening. Featherweight Warrington, who vacated his IBF world title last month, takes on Mexico’s Mauricio Lara at London’s SSE Arena live on Sky Sports Arena and will be honouring the Leeds Rhinos great to show support for Burrow in his ongoing campaign to raise awareness for motor neurone disease.
“Many of you know it has become a tradition I share the ring walk with a Leeds Legend,” Warrington said. “There was only ever going to be one man for my next fight if restrictions would have allowed. I am honoured and extremely privileged to wear the ‘Inspired by 7’ logo on my shorts. Rob Burrow MBE, you truly are an inspiration to us all, keep strong and we’re all with you in raising awareness for motor neurone disease.”