Josh Warrington will probably be in motion this night as British boxing returns in earnest having been placed on maintain in January.
The nationwide COVID-19 lockdown halted boxing at the beginning of 2021 however the sport is now able to burst again into life.
Unbeaten featherweight Warrington has been out of motion since his October 2019 win over Sofiane Takoucht.
He was set to face WBA champion Can Xu however that bout fell by way of and Mexico’s up-and-coming challenger Mauricio Lara has stepped in.
Warrington had vacated his IBF featherweight title to face Can which means no gold will probably be on the road this weekend.
However ‘The Leeds Warrior’ will probably be desirous to placed on a present in opposition to Lara and kick on this 12 months with fights in opposition to Can or WBC king Gary Russell to hopefully come additional down the road.
Warrington v Lara: Date and learn how to watch
This 10-round featherweight bout will happen on Saturday, February 13 and is being held on the Wembley Area in London.
The ring walks are anticipated from 10pm UK time however that can depend upon the undercard outcomes.
The night time’s motion will probably be proven on Sky Sports activities Area from 7pm and on Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion from 10pm.
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Warrington v Lara: Undercard
- Josh Warrington v Mauricio Lara
- Leigh Wooden v Reece Mould – for vacant BBBofC British Featherweight Title
- Zelfa Barrett v Kiko Martinez – for IFB Inter-Continental Tremendous Featherweight Title
- Dalton Smith v Ishmael Ellis
- Ivan Worth v Daniel Mendoza
- Ibrahim Nadim v Jonny Phillips
Warrington v Lara: Story of the tape
Josh Warrington – Mauricio Lara
Nationality: British – Mexican
Age: 30 – 22
Peak: 5ft 7 – 5ft 8
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
File: 30/0/0 – 21/2/0
KOs: 7 – 14
Rounds: 231 – 101
Debut: 31/10/2009 – 10/10/2015
Final combat: Beat Sofiane Takoucht – beat Sergio Puente
Warrington v Lara: What’s been stated
Warrington’s promoter Eddie Hearn stated: “It’s so vital for Josh to be in a mega-fight after Lara.
“He has his coronary heart set on the Ring belt and it’s as much as us to make the Can or Russell fights for April or early Might.
“I’ve been working arduous with Robert Diaz of Golden Boy to shut Xu Can and likewise had a number of conversations with Luis De Cubas concerning a Gary Russell bout – each fights are Battle of the Yr contenders.”
Warrington added: “It’s disappointing we couldn’t have the IBF title on the road, however I can’t let these selections stand in the way in which of me taking place in British boxing historical past by going through the easiest within the division.
“I’ve at all times dreamt about successful the Ring belt, for me it leaves little doubt who the king of the division is.
“Proper now, my thoughts and focus is on Lara for February 13 after which I’m seeking to choose up that stunning purple and blue belt.”