Mauricio Lara and Josh Warrington went head to head literally for two rounds
Josh Warrington has been waiting seven long months, for a chance to overcome the only loss of his career to the dangerous Mexican, Mauricio Lara. Lara came into the first fight as a relative unknown prospect but Warrington was tipped to continue his dominance and to move closer to another world title, after vacating his IBF featherweight title, about a month prior to the contest. Lara first knocked Warrington down in the fourth round, and then after the second knockdown in the ninth round the referee called the fight off.
WARRINGTON KNOCKED OUT! ????????????— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) February 13, 2021
Josh Warrington was sensationally stopped in the ninth round ? pic.twitter.com/eTRrkUirk0
Josh Warrington looked focussed and on point when entering the arena, and was given a heros welcome. With the Leeds United motto of 'Marching on Together', Warrington will be marching on to the ring being accompanied by thousands of fellow Leeds fans, and the home crowd could have been the motivation needed to avenge the loss of February.
It wouldnt be a Matchroom show without a rendition of 'Sweet Caroline' and the West Yorkshire crowd were deafening singing it for their hero.
???? Sweet Caroline. So Good. ???? pic.twitter.com/EdVWepUF5X— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 4, 2021
The opening round started with Josh Warrington having a tighter defence then the first fight but both fighters wanting to come in close and get there shots off. In the second round there was an accidental clash of heads and the referee, once Lara returned to the corner, stopped the contest and ruled a technical draw.
Katie Taylor came into her 13th world title fight full of confidence and dreaming of a super fight at some point in 2022 at the world famous, Maddison Square Garden. But first she had to keep her momentum going and to overcome her opponent tonight, Jennifer Han. Han, has been in sensational form and hasnt lost a contest since 2014, but majority of her wins have come by unanimous decision and she isnt known for her big power punches. Han only holds one stoppage on her record.
Katie Taylor drops Jennifer Han in Round 8 ???? pic.twitter.com/X4gT6fwl5n— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 4, 2021
The fight went the full distance but Taylor kncoked her opponent down in the eighth round of the contest, which Han got up from and finshed the rest of the fight. The scorecards read, 100-89 on all three of the judges cards and Katie Taylor remains undefeated and also undisputed champion of the world.
Conor Benn was in action tonight against Adrian Granados, which was due to happen earlier this year but due to Conor Benn testing positive for COVID-19, the fight was postponed and reshceduled for tonight over a ten round distance. Conor Benn started the contest in fast fashion, going from stationary to full throttle in less then 20 seconds. Benn was the much busier fighter throughout the contest, and showed supern hand speed and power. Read the full article here. https://intuboxing.com/latest-boxing-news/Benn-Walks-To-Wide-Points-Decision
Maxi Hughes took on Jovanni Straffon for the IBO World Lightweight Title. This was a great fight and can see how the fight unfolded here. https://intuboxing.com/latest-boxing-news/WATCH-Maxi-Hughes-Wins-World-Title
Ebanie Bridges, the social media sensation not only for her in ring action but her weigh in outfits, took on Mailys Gangloff over an eight round distance. Early in the contest it appeared that Bridges hurt her right hand and was visibily seen in discomfort and also shaking her hand. The fight went the full eight round distance with the scorecard and the decision being made by the experienced referee Steve Gray. He scored the contest 77-76 in favour of Ebanie Bridges who takes her record to 7 wins and 1 loss. Straight after the contest Ellie Scotney called out Bridges.
Ebanie Bridges gets the win ???? pic.twitter.com/T7aOyeLR6I— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 4, 2021
On the preliminary card Hopey Price won the vacant IBO International Super Bantamweight Title by second round TKO over Zahid Hussain, Jack Bateson beat Felix Garcia on points, Brandon Stansfield beat MJ Hall on points and Mali Wright won his debut over Antony Woolery.
Hopey Price improves to 6-0 ???? pic.twitter.com/qoLQ3MfQL0— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 4, 2021