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Mauricio Lara: Warrington will regret the things he said, I”ll destroy him on Sept.4th

Josh Warrington

By Charles Brun: Mauricio Lara says former IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington will “regret” the things he said about him, and he plans on destroying him in their rematch on September 4th at the Headingley Rugby League Stadium, in Leeds.

Warrington has been spouting off at the lip, and Lara says he’s going to shut him up. Lara says Warrington made a mistake by opening his mouth, and he’s now going to get a royal pasting.

Lara (23-2, 16KOs) is furious about Warrington brushed off his ninth round knockout defeat at the hands of the Mexican warrior, saying it was luck on his part to get the upset win.

Rather than Warrington admitting that the superior talent had beaten him, he said the opposite.

Last February, Lara, 23, says he was nice to Warrington (30-1, 7 KOs) when he marched into the Wembley Arena, dropping him twice before the massacre was wisely stopped in the ninth round.

Warrington having a hard night at the office

Josh Warrington

After listening to all the mouthing off from Warrington, Lara says it’s not going to be nice what he does to him in their rematch in less than two weeks on September 4th.

Mauricio Lara says he’ll be different

“The training camp is very important. I had very little time to prepare for the first fight, but I’ve always been mentally prepared for a big opportunity,” said Mauricio Lara to Matchroom Boxing on his fight with Warrington.

“Coming as the unknown opponent against an entire nation is hard, but not impossible, as I showed that day,” Lara said in referring to his ninth round knockout win over Warrington earlier this year on February 13th in London England.

“Warrington said I got lucky. Believe me; there’s no luck in boxing. I’ve never won anything with luck. I won with hard work and a lot of discipline.

“Of course, since I beat him, I feel like I’m the champion,” said Lara. “As they say in my town, I’m the champion without a crown.

“It sounds nice, and I think I’ve earned it with hard work. I want to be number one in the world, and I think I’m going to achieve that.

“I knew I had to win decisively in the first fight [against Warrington]. This time, it will be different. I will win, but you’ll see a totally different Mauricio Lara.

“I’ll be a different person. I have more drive in this fight because Warrington has been saying a lot of things, and he’ll regret it.

“We think he’s going to be very careful with his face and his jaw, so we’ll watch out for his strategy,” Lara said.

It sounds like Lara intends to make an example of Warrington for him failing to grovel the way a beaten fighter should after they’ve been smashed.

Is Josh resisting reality?

It could be that Warrington hasn’t grasped yet what happened to him on the night last February, so he’s a little slow in making sense of it all.

We see that sometimes with fighters that have become accustomed to having things their own way throughout their careers. When they finally meet their match and get beaten, they can’t fully grasp the magnitude of what happened.

It’s fair to say that Warrington is still resisting reality and in full denial. So instead of accepting his loss to Lara, he’s come up with a storybook vision.

Unfortunately, if Warrington is blasted out again, he’s going to have to face the bitter truth on September 4th that he’s not good enough.

Lara out to DESTROY Warrington

“Believe me; it doesn’t matter what strategy he has because I’m coming to destroy him. I’m a very humble person.

“He [Warrington] won my respect in the first fight because he was number one in the world [at 126], but that’s no longer the case. He doesn’t respect me, and he said many things about my dad.

“And he made a mistake, believe me,” said Lara about the mouthy Warrington. “And he met a friendly version of me, and look what happened.

“I’m really happy because I know bigger fights are coming and better fighters,” said Lara about his future behind his September 4th rematch with Warrington.

“The number one, that’s who I want. I want to be in that spot, and I’m going to fight for that. It’s great that a promoter like Matchroom believes in me and is giving me the opportunity.

“Whoever, I want all the belts at 126, and I’m coming to get them. On September 4th, it’ll be mean, and he won’t know what hit him,” said Lara in sending a warning message to Warrington.

Given that Lara is fighting Warrington on his own home turf in Leeds, it’s a good idea to make sure that he takes the judges out of play entirely.

If Warrington loses this fight, his prospects will be dim, and he may need to make a difficult decision.

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