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Boxing champion Josh Warrington honoured with special city civic reception


The achievements of Leeds’s first world boxing champion Josh Warrington have been recognised with a special civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Latty.

Joining the Lord Mayor at Leeds Civic Hall to celebrate Josh’s momentous world title win at his beloved Elland Road in May, were family members, friends and city dignitaries.

Those present included Leeds City Council leader, Councillor Judith Blake, city councillors and chief executive Tom Riordan. In recognition of his achievements, the Lord Mayor also presented Josh with a special civic golden owl.

As part of the evening, guests were also treated to a special video charting Josh’s journey to the very top of his sport, which has now cemented his place in the record books as the city’s first ever world boxing title holder.

Josh was presented with a golden owl by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Graham Latty, in recognition of his achievements.
Josh was presented with a golden owl by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Latty, in recognition of his achievements.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty said:

“It was great as Lord Mayor to be able to host a special civic reception in honour of Josh and his outstanding achievement of becoming the city’s first world boxing champion.

“Not only is Josh a champion in the ring, he is also someone who contributes and gives a lot of his time to so many different and worthwhile initiatives and events across the city. It’s no surprise therefore that Josh is a tremendous role model to especially young people in Leeds, and we wish him the very best and even more success in the future.”