arrington vs Lara – LIVE!
Josh Warrington returns to the ring for the first time in 15 months tonight against Mauricio Lara at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
‘The Leeds Warrior’ has not fought since successfully defending his IBF featherweight title for a third time with an emphatic second-round stoppage of Sofiane Takoucht back in October 2019.
Warrington has now relinquished that belt amid the governing body’s refusal to sanction a unification showdown with WBA champion Xu Can of China.
While there is no gold on the line in London tonight, the undefeated 30-year-old will still be eager to put on an impressive display and tee up huge fights against the likes of Can, Gary Russell Jr and Emanuel Navarrete further down the line.
On the undercard, Zelfa Barrett defends his IBF intercontinental super-featherweight title against Kiko Martinez and the British featherweight strap is also on the line as Leigh Wood meets Reece Mould.
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Warrington vs Lara fight prediction
Defeat is not really an option for Warrington tonight as he targets a big title showdown later in 2021.
Underdog Lara is a busy, capable fighter, but the Leeds favourite should have more than enough to come through this bout with a comfortable victory before moving on to greater things.
There may be some rust to shake off after 15 months without a match, but Warrington to still preserve his perfect professional record and improve to 31-0 via a lopsided points decision or late-round stoppage.
When/where is Warrington vs Lara?
Warrington vs Lara is scheduled to take place tonight, February 13, 2021.
The fight will take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley, but behind closed doors due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
As ever the time of the ring walks will depend on how the rest of the card progresses, but the main event is not expected to get under way until at least 10pm GMT.
How to watch Warrington vs Lara
TV channel: Tonight’s card is being shown live on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm GMT and Sky Sports Main Event from 8:30pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the action via SkyGo.
Welcome to Warrington vs Lara LIVE coverage
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE boxing coverage.
Tonight our focus falls on Wembley’s SSE Arena, where Josh Warrington returns after 15 months out of the ring against Mexico’s Mauricio Lara in the featherweight main event.
The undefeated ‘Leeds Warrior’ may no longer be a world champion after vacating his IBF belt, but victory tonight is imperative as he looks to set up huge showdowns with the likes of Xu Can, Gary Russell Jr and Emanuel Navarrete.