Anthony Joshua has provided his backing to Josh Warrington each publicly and privately after seeing his shock defeat to Mauricio Lara on Saturday.
Leeds’ former IBF champion suffered a large upset loss to the little-known Mexican – the primary of his profession.
Warrington began poorly from spherical one and located himself being caught flush by his unorthodox opponent.
In spherical 4, Lara made the breakthrough as a mixture staggered Warrington earlier than a large left hook despatched him crashing to the canvas.
The Leeds man nearly rose to his ft and was allowed to proceed by referee Howard Foster, regardless of trying near-certain to be stopped.
The top got here in spherical 9 as Lara harm Warrington once more and one other enormous left hook from the underdog flattened the favorite.
AJ is aware of all about how this feels, having suffered the same destiny in opposition to Andy Ruiz Jr again in 2019.
It’s understood that Warrington is now planning on taking the rematch with Lara.
That is precisely what Joshua did in opposition to Ruiz, outboxing the Mexican of their second combat to regain his titles.
AJ posted a picture on himself speaking to Warrington on FaceTime on Wednesday night and captioned it: “You recognize what you gotta do. I received your again champ.”
Warrington put up a picture from his perspective with the caption: “Boxing faculty with Anthony Joshua. Lesson primary – Bouncing again after getting KOd by a Mexican. Thanks for the decision large man.”
Warrington’s promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned on Wednesday morning: “Josh is nice, I imply clearly it was a whole shock.
“He was a giant favorite going into the combat, you possibly can see what may’ve gone incorrect.
“Was it no followers? Was it the inactivity? Was it complacency? Was it simply Lara got here out with an unbelievable efficiency?
“However the actuality is I feel he’s gonna wanna do it once more.
“It’s very harmful, however that’s the hearth in him…
“All of the speak in the mean time from Josh is he needs to combat Lara once more.
“Tremendous dangerous, however summertime I imagine you’ll see Warrington vs Lara II.
“Sure, that one [will be in Leeds], we’ll do it with a crowd this time.”