Josh Warrington suffers shock knockout defeat to Mauricio Lara

  • Featherweight knocked down in ninth round
  • Loss to unheralded Mexican first of his career

Even before calamity struck, Josh Warrington had arrived at Wembley Arena in a sombre mood. In the build-up to his battle with Mauricio Lara, Warrington had said: “I’m not happy. This isn’t the fight I want.”

The grim truth of that statement came to haunt Warrington as the former world champion lost the first fight of his career when he was knocked out brutally by the lightly-regarded and widely-dismissed Mexican featherweight in the ninth round.

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