Everything You Need to Know About Josh Warrington’s Next Opponent Mauricio Lara

Published 02/12/2021, 7:59 AM EST


Former IBF featherweight champion, Josh Warrington, will end a year-long hiatus from the ring by returning against Mauricio Lara on February 13. The upcoming 10-rounds featherweight thriller has intrigued a bunch of fans for the obvious reasons, with Warrington as the favorite in the mix.

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Being undefeated, Warrington deserves to gain the upper hand over Lara. However, 22-year-old Mauricio ‘Bronco’ Lara also has an alarming resume and can rightfully be the first man to vanquish ‘The Leeds Warrior’.

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Before they collide inside the ring at the Wembley Arena, here’s a look at Lara’s career that might change a lot of fans’ perceptions while previewing the upcoming fight.

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Hailing from Mexico, Mauricio Lara comes from a land of boxers. He became a professional in 2015 and began his career by losing his debut against Julio Carabino. However, ‘Bronco’ sent a shock wave through the division by registering 11 consecutive wins before facing the second loss of his career against Eliot Chavez.

That said, he revived himself once again with an unprecedented run of 10 wins. Now, he is standing opposite Josh Warrington, one of the best featherweights of the active roster. If Lara bags the win over Warrington, he can rightfully claim a title shot at this stage. But, it will take a herculean effort on his end to finish the former champion.

Boasting off a pro record of 21 wins (14 KOs) and 2 losses, Lara has been tested to his core several times. However, his super activeness can influence the fight. While Warrington hasn’t fought for over a year, Mauricio Lara has claimed three wins in 2020. He has been active and successful simultaneously and can provide some tough challenges this weekend.

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In his five-year-long professional ride, Lara is yet to win a title. So, the upcoming fight against Warrington is a gateway to his destiny. Excluding the title picture, it’s an important fight for the division and both the pugilists.

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Warrington will try to defend his unbeaten record and Lara will fight to put a quell on it. So, fight fans can expect a nail-biting pure-boxing collision between two prime featherweight punchers soon.

Do you think Mauricio Lara can vanquish Josh Warrington?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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