Josh Warrington weighed in just heavier than Mauricio Lara, as both fighters were inside the Featherweight limit ahead of their clash at the SSE Arena tomorrow night.
Warrington makes his return behind closed doors after a frustrating 16 months knowing victory over the Lara is likely to set up fights with WBC champion, Gary Russell Jr, WBO titlist, Emanuel Navarette and WBA ‘Regular’ holder, Xu Can, who talks broke down with prior to the announcement of Lara.
The unbeaten 30-year-old relinquished his IBF Featherweight title, following three defences with Kid Galahad and Jazza Dickens set to contest his former belt.
On the undercard, Zelfa Barrett faces former world champion, Kiko Martinez, whilst Leigh Wood and Reece Mould meet for the vacant British Featherweight title.
Promising young talents, Dalton Smith, Hopey Price and Ricky Hatton’s charge Ibrahim Nadim all feature, as Boxing returns in the UK after a January hiatus, as a result of rising Covid-19 cases.
Full weights and running order:
18:15 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS FACEBOOK
6 x 3 mins Super-Bantamweight contest
IBRAHIM NADIM 8st 11lbs 4oz v JONNY PHILLIPS 8st 11lbs 12oz
(Keighley, England) (Sandhurst, England)
19:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS & DAZN
6 x 3 mins International Super-Bantamweight contest
HOPEY PRICE 8st 10lbs 14oz v DANIEL MENDOZA 8st 10lbs 13oz
(Leeds, England) (Chichigalpa, Nicaragua)
10 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest
DALTON SMITH 10st 2lbs 13oz v ISHMAEL ELLIS 9st 12lbs 14oz
(Sheffield, England) (Birmingham, England)
12 x 3 mins vacant British Featherweight Title
LEIGH WOOD 8st 13lbs 4oz v REECE MOULD 8st 13lbs 12oz
(Nottingham, England) (Doncaster, England)
12 x 3 mins International Super-Featherweight contest
ZELFA BARRETT 9st 2lbs 12oz v KIKO MARTINEZ 9st 2lbs 4oz
(Manchester, England) (Alicante, Spain)
12 x 3 mins International Featherweight contest
JOSH WARRINGTON 8st 13lbs 8oz v MAURICIO LARA 8st 13lbs 0oz
(Leeds, England) (Mexico City, Mexico)