Josh Warrington wants rematch with Mauricio Lara next
By Charles Brun: Josh Warrington has decided to take the rematch with Mauricio Lara to try and avenge his knockout defeat from last Saturday night at the Wembley Arena in London.
This move by Warrington (30-1, 7 KOs) to take the rematch with Lara will surprise a lot of people, as many of them were convinced that he would shy away from facing the heavy-handed kid immediately.
Warrington’s promoter Eddie Hearn is confirmed that he plans on facing Lara (22-2, 15 KOs) in the summer in front of his boxing fans in Leeds to attempt to avenge his 9th round knockout defeat.
It’s been five days since the young 22-year-old fringe contender Lara blasted Warrington to smithereens last Saturday night, and he’s obviously had a lot of time to think about the defeat.
For Warrington to have decided to take the rematch, he’s talked it over with his team and rewatched the fight with Lara to come up with a way of beating him.
Warrington will be taking a huge risk in returning so soon from his knockout loss to face Lara. To return that quickly might put Warrington at risk of getting stopped a second time, and perhaps even worse.
He could be putting his career on the line in a second fight with Lara. If Warrington loses a second fight to Lara by knockout, it’s hard to see him coming back from that.
Hearn said that Warrington suffered a concussion during the contest, and he took a lot of punishment in getting dropped twice during the contest. It’s debatable whether Josh is making the right move in returning so soon against the same guy that knocked him out.
Earlier this week, Warrington posted this in a statement about a second fight against Lara:
“Will we meet again in a boxing ring? Who knows. We only fought a couple of days ago. But, if the chance comes, I will jump at it.”
As you can see, Warrington didn’t sound like he was sure whether he should take the rematch with Lara right away.
It made sense for Warrington to be cautious about fighting Lara a second time because the Mexican is so powerful, and he was able to beat him at his own game by brawling on the inside.
Warrington will likely try and box Lara from the outside and stay out of range as much as possible.
It’s going to be almost impossible for Warrington to keep Lara away from him for the full 12 rounds without him cutting off the ring and nailing him with something big.
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