Mauricio Lara-Josh Warrington rematch ends in disappointing technical draw
LEEDS, England – There’s not much to report from Headingley Stadium.
Mexican power-puncher Mauricio Lara sustained a nasty cut over his left eye following a clash of heads in Round 2 and his rematch with Josh Warrington was called off at the end of that session and declared a technical draw.
Warrington, who is rated No. 5 by The Ring at featherweight, got off to the better start. He released punches with confidence and looked much sharper than he did in February when he was sensationally knocked out by the Mexican in nine rounds.
With that said, Lara looked extremely dangerous and neither fighter had a decided edge when the bout was stopped.
This was a horrible anticlimax after months and months of buildup and the future is unclear for both men at this point. The crowd sat in silence for several moments after the premature ending but voiced their support for Warrington as he left the ring.
Lara, who is rated No. 4 by The Ring, now has a record of 23-2-1 (16 KOs) and Warrington is 30-1-1 (7 KOs).
Tom Gray is Managing Editor for Ring Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing