I am delighted that I have secured Leeds United a new premises licence for the Josh Warrington against Lee Selby IBF world championship featherweight boxing bout at Elland Road Stadium on 19 May.
Josh is a lifelong Leeds United fan and for him to get his tilt at this world belt on the pitch at Elland Road in May is fantastic for him and the City.
We had to work quickly and engage the relevant authorities and local Ward Councillors in pre-application meetings.
It has been really encouraging to see how the Police, Local Authority and all those charged with maintaining safety at the venue have worked with us to turn this round so quickly to allow the fight to take place.
The licence will also accommodate Leeds United’s exciting plans for some major music events to take place at the ground.
Everyone at Woods Whur wishes Josh all the best in what will be a real battle to take the belt.