‘I Did This for Mexico’ – Mauricio Lara Exhilarated Following a Massive Win Over Previously Undefeated Josh Warrington

Published 02/13/2021, 7:19 PM EST


Mauricio Lara caused one of the biggest upsets in boxing’s recent history. The 22-year-old Mexican knocked out previously undefeated Josh Warrington in a fight that shocked the world. He then gave his take on the fight.

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Lara went into the fight as a huge underdog. Many even criticized Warrington for picking Lara as an opponent as they felt it would be an easy fight. However, the young Mexican shocked the boxing world and impressively did the unimaginable by knocking out the Yorkshireman.

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This was a performance that impressed the masses. Moreover, Lara seemed to be happy with his fight himself. Speaking to SkySports at the post-fight interview, the young Mexican said, “Simply, it’s just been a great night. I’m really, really happy for my family and all the people back home in Mexico.”

With this comment, Lara showed how much this victory meant to him. He also revealed the source of the additional power and precision that saw him surprise the former IBF featherweight champion. With the rich fighting heritage of Mexico on his shoulders, Lara did his home country proud.

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What does this victory mean for Mauricio Lara?

Though the young fighter may have shared his emotions after the fight, he has taken a giant step forward in his career. Therefore, where does this victory put Mauricio Lara in the featherweight division?

Aged just 22, Lara still has a long career ahead of him. However, beating a fighter like Josh Warrington, in the fashion that he did, puts him right up there amongst the top names. However, it seems likely that he will have to get past Warrington again.

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The Englishman’s promoter revealed that there is a rematch clause. Although, it all relies on what ‘The Leeds Warrior’ wants to do. For now, the Mexican can enjoy his victory over an opponent of such high caliber.

It will be no surprise if Lara is mentioned in the conversations including Kid Galahad, Carl Frampton, and others who Warrington had beaten.

What do you make of Mauricio Lara’s post-fight interview? Do you think the underdog status spurred him on?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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