Josh Warrington reveals Anthony Joshua talks ahead of Mauricio Lara fight

Josh Warrington has revealed he has drawn inspiration from Anthony Joshua ahead of his rematch with Mauricio Lara on Saturday.

The pair go toe-to-toe at Headingley, with Warrington seeking revenge after a surprise defeat to the Mexican in their first victory back in February.

That saw the Leeds fighter lose his undefeated professional record and has given him plenty to prove this weekend.

However, fellow Brit Joshua faced similar circumstances with defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr but put things to bed with victory in the rematch.

Warrington is looking to do exactly the same against Lara and revealed he has held conversations with Joshua as he looks to follow in his footsteps.

“When AJ got his revenge against Andy Ruiz that was it and done, and I want to do the exact same thing this Saturday and it is all business,” Warrington said at a press-conference.

“I could have had a ten rounder, but it will make my toes curl if I watched someone else fight Mauricio Lara, but I have been at a high level and a higher level than what he is (Lara).

“I wanna follow the footsteps of AJ and get it done and continue my journey. I am looking to put it right on Saturday night and start a new chapter, and I can’t wait to redeem myself.

“I take Lara massively seriously, I didn’t think he could bring what he delivered and that was my mistake but I won’t make that same mistake again.

“Having the crowd there, they are my second wind, they are my twelfth man and they are my little bit of advantage. It is going to be special to walk out at Emerald Headingley.”

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