LIVE boxing results: Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara and Barrett vs. Martinez
As Josh Warrington makes his long-awaited comeback to action, Express Sport brings you live results from the SSE Arena in Wembley.
Josh Warrington returns to action today at the SSE Arena against Mauricio Lara, looking to end a 16-month layoff. It’ll be the Leeds Warrior’s first fight after re-signing with Matchroom Boxing in February 2020, and he’ll be looking to finish the night on a high note.
Warrington just relinquished his IBF featherweight belt in order to pursue bigger fights, but he’ll have to cross a possible minefield against the Mexican tonight.
WBO world champion Emanuel Navarrete is one of the fighters on the 30-year-wish old’s list.
In a strange coincidence, the Mexican has described his compatriot Lara as the “hardest puncher” he has ever faced in sparring.
Warrington claimed he’d be sweating after watching clips of his opponent as he tries to adjust to life without his Leeds army and fans.
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Zelfa Barrett takes on Kiko Martinez on the undercard, as Eddie Hearn welcomes back the former world champion.
Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, and Josh Warrington, as well as Leo Santa Cruz and Gary Russell Jr., have all fought the Spanish veteran.
Ben Davison’s fighters Leigh Wood and Reece Mould will fight for the vacant British featherweight belt.
Dalton Smith, a Sheffield prospect, has returned to action following his sensational performance against Nathan Bennett at Fight Camp last summer.
Hopey Price, a prospect for Dave Coldwell, is also eager to put on a display against Daniel Mendoza, a late standout.
In Round 9, Lara wins by KO.
Barrett wins by a score of UD.
Wood wins via KO in the tenth round.
After the third round, the Ellis corner will retire.
A unanimous decision was reached.