Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Warrington vs Lara?
Mauricio Lara beat Josh Warrington by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 13th February 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Also, on the undercard Zelfa Barrett was victorious over Kiko Martinez and Leigh Wood beat Reece Mould for the BBBOC British Featherweight belt.
Warrington vs Lara stats
Back in February 2021, Josh Warrington stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mauricio Lara made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lara had a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Warrington's 23%.
Josh Warrington was the older man by 8 years, at 31 years old.
Both Josh Warrington & Mauricio Lara fought out of an orthodox stance.
Warrington was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Lara, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 131 more professional rounds, 268 to Lara's 137.
Josh Warrington went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA and 2 by the WBC at featherweight.
Mauricio Lara was ranked number 8 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Warrington vs Lara form
Warrington had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Sofiane Takoucht on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Kid Galahad on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had beat Carl Frampton on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had defeated Lee Selby on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.
He had won against Dennis Ceylan on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 10th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Lara's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Warrington vs Lara start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Warrington vs Lara?
Josh Warrington was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Mauricio Lara made his way into the ring at 207/20 (+1000) with oddsmakers.