Date of Birth: 19/1/95
Weight: Super- Featherweight
JOSH kicked off his career with a success outpointing veteran Jamie Quinn in Leeds in November 2021. It was another comfortable points win in fight number two at Leeds Royal Armouries in February 2022 when he shut out Karl Sampson over four rounds. His third pro win came in May at Doncaster racecourse when he gave away eight pounds in weight, but came through on points against Fonz Alexander. It was 4/4 at the same venue in October when he galloped to a points win over Cumbrian Jake Osgood.
Hargreaves topped the bill in Wakefield in April 2023 and sailed through six rounds against crafty road warrior Lee Hallett. The Batley boxer won National Senior Development titles at Under-60kg in 2018 and 2019, and was victorious in 15 of his 16 senior amateur bouts. He wants to mirror his idol Gennady Golovkin with a rack of chilling performances and says: “I want to stop people and give fans watching a really good fight. “TV networks and viewers want to see somebody knocked out. And, if fights go 12 rounds they want to see a war.” Hargreaves started boxing aged nine, but drifted away when he was still at school and returned to the sport, aged 20
“I had six or seven years out. Like a lot of kids I quit boxing because I was bored and then as I got older, I realised it was something I was good at,” added the Yorkshireman. “I didn’t start boxing again to become anything. It was because I started enjoying it.”
Hargreaves who is also a five-times Yorkshire champion is now trained in Leeds by Sean O’Hagan Outside of boxing, Hargreaves runs a business with his two brothers buying and selling used cars and vans.