Eddie hearn, president of the promoter Matchroom, assured that the knockout of Josh warrington to Mauricio Lara, which at the time of Andy Ruiz to Anthony Joshua.
“This is a major shock, because Andy Ruiz He is a world-class heavyweight, ”he stated. Hearn in interview with iFL TV. “Mauricio Lara He wasn’t really recognized as a world-class featherweight. You know, someone who can flash, can have skill, someone small. But tonight, he reached world class. “
Lara, 22, brought one of the biggest upsets in English boxing history by knocking out in the ninth round Warrington, who until last January was champion of the 126 pounds by the FIB.
Ruiz knocked out in June 2019 Joshua in the seventh round, taking away the undefeated and all the belts that the English had. However, six months later they met in a rematch and AJ won widely by unanimous decision.
“Devastated as I am, congratulations (to Lara) ”, He admitted Hearn, who is a promoter of Warrington. “I am happy for him, because he has changed his life tonight and that is a good story. But I would have preferred the other side of the story. Maybe we will be here at the end of the year ”.
“Warrington will beat Lara”
Eddie Hearn commented that there is a rematch clause between Josh warrington Y Mauricio Lara, But first the English boxer has to recover to think about a second fight, after he ended up with a broken jaw, a burst eardrum and a shoulder injury.
The promoter stated that if they meet again, he considers that Warrington he would take the victory.
“Josh he is a competitor, a great fighter, a winner and he will be back ”, he commented. And if he chooses to fight Lara again, I think he’s going to beat him, but he needs to rest now.
Warrington was widely favorite and Mauricio Lara He wasn’t among the best fighters in the featherweight division, but now he’s on the scene.
“I hate not giving credit to Lara“, Exposed Hearn, “(Warrington) was defeated because, you know, I said to Josh in the locker room before the fight, ‘the only way this guy will beat you is for you to be stupid and trade,’ because we knew he hit. But it’s not in the league Josh Warrington. Josh warrington he is ranked number one in the world by Ring magazine, he is the king of featherweight ”.