By Amir Mir

Boxer Josh Warrington has stated that he would love Leeds ace Pontus Jansson to do a ring walk with him for one of his fights.

Boyhood Leeds fan Warrington, who holds the International and European Featherweight belts, insisted that he would rather have Jansson in his team, than get in the ring with him.

On-loan Torino defender Jansson has become a popular figure at Elland Road, following his summer move from Italy.

He has been a main figure in Garry Monk’s side currently sitting in the relegation zone after 22 games of the Championship season.

Speaking to LUTV, Warrington stated how he would tackle Jansson if they were in the ring together as posted by the club’s official Twitter account.

“I’d rather have him in our team, I don’t mind asking him to come along and do a ring walk. He’s a cult hero.”

Undefeated fighter Warrington, who was originally contracted with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, joined Frank Warren after splitting up with his previous promoter.

The Elland Road faithful will be hoping their side can remain unbeaten over the festive period, which would give them a huge boost for their promotional challenge.

The Whites are currently sitting in fifth place on 38 points from 22 games, winning 12 of those encounters.

Monk’s side have beaten the likes of Aston Villa, Reading, Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday this season as they aim for a return to the Premier League.

They will kick off with a Boxing Day tie against Preston North End, before visiting Villa Park and then starting off the new year with a clash against Rotherham.

In other Leeds news, supporters on Twitter are split on the David Nugent interest.