Josh Warrington and Mauricio Lara weigh-in with feisty face-off ahead of rematch

Warrington has weighed in ready to get his revenge against Lara in Leeds on Saturday night, coming in at 125lbs 12oz ahead of the clash with his opponent at 125lbs 6oz

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Josh Warrington has made weight ahead of his revenge mission against Mexican Mauricio Lara on Saturday night in Leeds.

The ‘Leeds Warrior’ faces one of the biggest examinations of his career to date as he looks to overturn a shock defeat to the Mexican back in February.

But he will have a raucous home crowd backing him on his redemption mission, as the card takes place in front of a 20,000 capacity crowd in his hometown Leeds on Saturday night.

And the 30-year-old has weighed in at 125lbs 12oz ahead of his clash with Lara, with the Mexican weighing in just 6oz heavier than his previous victory coming in at 125lbs 6oz.

Warrington has established a rivalry with Lara, after the Mexican criticised him for “not showing him respect” after his shock victory at Wembley Arena.

Josh Warrington and Mauricio Lara faced off at a feisty weigh-in ahead of tomorrow night’s rematch

But the 30-year-old is adamant that he can put the rivalry “behind him” to make sure he can execute his revenge plan on home turf.

“Every next fight is your biggest fight, but the way that this one has been built it is one of the biggest fights to happen since the pandemic,” he said.

“But going back to the fight I am treating it like it is a massive fight and shot at revenge on a huge night, and is not just a shot at Mauricio Lara who to be honest is now a massive name in this division.

“In my head and in my life, I need to do the business and I am hoping to put a picture up of me and Mauricio providing it all goes well on Saturday night, in the case of Lara the case is, get it done and go home and then move on to other things if the time is right.

And his opponent is ready to cause a shock once again despite being up against it this time in front of Warrington’s home crowd.

But Lara remains confident of recording another stoppage but has prepared for the contest to go the distance.

“I hope everyone is well, we have to think now that February 13 February is in the past,” Lara said.

“I’m now completely and 100% focused on putting on a good show on Saturday. I’m prepared not 100%, but 1000%. Perhaps people didn’t know me previously, but they do now in certain areas, there’s going to be a repeat of what happened – there are no surprises in life.

“It really hurt me that a great champion like him [Josh] didn’t give me the credit for my performance but that’s in the past now. I can’t wait for Saturday to come along now and I’m going to show him, in his words, that we’re definitely not on the same level – I’ll have my hand raised on Saturday night.

“I’ve prepared for a knockout, but I’ve also prepared for the twelve rounds, I can assure you it won’t go the distance.”

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