Josh Warrington wants ‘revenge’ against Mauricio Lara in homecoming fight

Warrington was beaten by the Mexican earlier this year - the first defeat of his professional career.

Josh Warrington wants "revenge" when he faces Mauricio Lara in a rematch later this year in his home town of Leeds.

Warrington lost to the Mexican in February in a surprise knockout defeat at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

The 30-year-old was almost stopped in the fourth round by Lara (22-2, 15 KOs) before he was sent crashing to the canvas again in the ninth round to lose his undefeated record.

Warrington will get the chance to avenge that loss on September 4 at Emerald Headingley Stadium - the home of the Leeds Rhinos - on a card which will also feature a co-main event with Katie Taylor.

The undisputed lightweight world champion from Ireland will put all her belts on the line against IBF mandatory challenger Jennifer Han.

Warrington is 8/13 to win while Han is a huge 14/1 to upset the odds against Taylor.

"It's been an up and down period, time for reflection and to reassess myself," said Warrington.

"I've watched the first fight a dozen times, I'm mentally and physically prepared for Mauricio. It won't be the same result, I want revenge.

"It's going to be a huge event in Leeds, I can't wait to get back in there and rewrite the script. It's nothing personal, just business. September 4th we get back on track to the top."

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