Josh Warrington’s ‘career-defining’ rematch with Mauricio Lara was known as off after simply two rounds on Saturday night time in Leeds.
The Mexican suffered a nasty gash from an unintentional head conflict and so the battle was dominated a technical draw, offering no closure on the upset knockout again in February.
The battle started effectively for Warrington as he landed a crisp proper hand and a collection of physique pictures within the opener.
Leeds’ hometown hero appeared intent to point out his opponent that he was not coping with the identical fighter from February, however left himself susceptible for a number of onerous, early counters.
Within the second, Lara pressed the motion and was reduce from an unintentional head conflict whereas Warrington boxed effectively on the again foot.
He was cautious to not get caught in vary of the harmful Mexican’s hooks, however Lara had success to the physique as an alternative.
In between rounds it all of a sudden turned obvious simply how critical Lara’s reduce was.
Referee Steve Grey known as for the physician to look at it and, consequently, the bout was known as off.
“I’m completely gutted,” Warrington reacted.
“You seen the reception we had after we walked out, all these individuals have paid their hard-earned cash to see me get redemption tonight.
“These items occur. I assumed I’d open him up with a punch within the first spherical.
“It was a conflict of kinds, my head’s hit him and I’m completely gutted.”
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