Warrington-Lara ends in technical draw

Warrington-Lara ends in technical draw
Photo: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

The rematch between former IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington (30-1-1, 7 KOs) and Mauricio Lara (23-2-1, 16 KOs) ended in a two round technical draw on Saturday night at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds, England. A second round head clash left Lara with a deep cut over his left eye and the bout was stopped.

Disappointing ending for Warrington and about 20,000 hometown fans, as Warrington was hoping to avenge his surprising knockout loss to Lara in a keep-busy fight in February.

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  • I don’t recall Josh clenching on the first flight. And it wouldn’t be fair for Lara fighting in those conditions.

  • I’m wondering if they let this go or run it back in December or January and have these two fight three times inside of a year.

  • Third time I see Katie Taylor fight and I have to say
    ….she does not live up to the hype!

  • Too bad, I was looking forward to this one.

    I think it’s best for Josh to move on from Lara because he can’t win, in Lara he’s found a fighter with the style and skills he can’t beat.

  • My initial reaction was that Warrington’s frenetic energy was the cause of multiple butts. Would have to watch the 6 minutes again though.

  • Warrington knew he couldn’t win legitimately, so he kept swinging his head around on the inside, hoping he’d cut or hurt Lara and the ref would be on his side. Fecking disgrace, Warrington should be ashamed.

  • Warrington should move on & try get hold of another title, he should have plenty of opportunity with the WBA & IBF as both belts are currently held within 50 miles of Leeds. Take the defeat on the chin & move on.

  • Just watched the fight.. can’t believe people were booing Lara. Warrington was aiming with that head.. he can’t handle Lara’s power and style. Ref should have warned Warrington for the head .. but didn’t. After the Cut I guess Warrington was satisfied then started fighting normal. Lara is the better and hungrier fighter imo

  • Sad ending but Lara has Warrington’s number in my opinion, shit happens in boxing..

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