Mauricio Lara has stated that Josh Warrington has to be ready for ‘all-out’ war this weekend when the pair reunite in Headingley.
Warrington is back in front of the Leeds faithful as he seeks redemption following a surprise defeat to the Mexican back in February.
That has left Lara as the favourite in the eyes of many heading into the second meeting, something that Warrington’s opponent truly thinks is the case.
“I’m very happy, I’m really looking forward to this first face-to-face, to see if there is fear there, to see if he wants to fight me,” he said on a Zoom press conference.
“I think we saw last time with the devastating knockout that we aren’t on the same level. I go into this fight very calm, very level-headed, I don’t think I have to do anything extra special.
“It’s just about preparing now, we’re really close to achieving something now and going on to the next level.
“It was a big surprise [last time] but I believed in myself greatly. I’ve been working all my life for these opportunities and I’m grateful that I have been able to take these opportunities.
“I looked back and saw that I made many errors in the fight and did some great things as well. We’ve been polishing those errors, so you’ll see a very different Bronco Lara, you’ll see a better Bronco Lara.
“We’ve been working really hard on those changes and you’ll see what changes we have made. I’ve been showing day and day in training [that I’m superior], I showed it emphatically when we met last time. I know I’m better than him, I just need to show that at the weekend.
“I hope he’s able to take more shots, I hope that is what he has been preparing for, to take more shots, because it’s going to be an all-out war. I hope he’s ready.”