Josh Warrington’s hopes of ruling the featherweight division were dealt a blow with a surprise defeat to Mauricio Lara and a rematch will give the Leeds fighter a shot at revenge.
The Mexican travelled to Britain with few credentials and a relatively unknown name but made his statement to the world with his victory against Warrington.
Lara dropped Warrington in the fourth round and maintained the pressure, securing a victory in the ninth round after a stoppage.
Seven months on, Warrington is back in front of an adoring home crowd for his rematch bout and will be seeking redemption. Here’s everything you need to know.
When is the fight?
Warrington vs Isla 2 will take place on Saturday, September 4th at Headingley. The card begins at 7pm, with ring walks for this bout expected at around 10pm – though that is subject to change, depending on how long the undercard runs.
Irish fighter Katie Taylor is featuring on the undercard, putting all her belts on the line against IBF Mandatory Challenger Jennifer Han.
Where is the fight?
The bout will take place at Emerald Headingley Stadium, the home of the Leeds Rhinos, with those attending sure to give Warrington an electric atmosphere.
How can I watch the fight?
Access to the fight is available through DAZN. There had been a special introductory price of just £1.99-a-month, but the cost of a subscription is now £7.99-a-month.
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