- Online sportsbooks have Josh Warrington as the betting favorite -164 vs Mauricio Lara underdog +128.
- Our prediction for this rematch is Lara to win by TKO again.
- Date & Location: Sept 4, Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England.
A massive featherweight rematch is set for September 4th in Josh Warrington’s back yard in Leeds. The former IBF title holder goes up against Mauricio Lara in what’s expected to be one of the most anticipated fights this year. We review the latest odds for Lara vs Warrington 2 with an early fight prediction for this upcoming bout.
Mauricio Lara vs Josh Warrington 2 Odds
Despite coming off a loss to Lara, Warrington opened as the betting favorite for this rematch. At odds of -165, Warrington has an implied win probability of 62.12% of avenging his loss and setting up an expected trilogy fight against Lara. Lara was a +1150 underdog in their fight fight, he is now averaging +128 for the rematch. The close betting line is a smart move by the oddsmakers, who know local fans will want to wager on Warrington in the rematch.
Prediction for Lara vs Warrington 2
The first fight between Lara and Warrington was mostly one sided in the underdog’s favor – Lara. The Mexican “Bronco” took the boxing world by storm, with a relatively unknown presence in the UK & Europe. Knocking Warrington down twice in the fight, first in the fourth-round then again in the ninth, soon after the referee called the fight.
It’s safe to say the first fight was a shock loss for Warrington. The “Leeds Warrior” was handed his first boxing loss and another loss here to Lara could be detrimental for his career. It could also put the odds of a rematch against Kid Galahad into jeopardy if he suffers another bad knockout.
Ring IQ is the key factor here for Warrington in this rematch. Any trainer or boxer can come up with a game-plan to beat an opponent , it’s executing the plan that’s the toughest part. That’s where I am unsure that Warrington can box on the outside for 12-rounds. Especially going up against a hard warrior like Lara, who is entering his prime and has yet to taste the victory of defeat.
Lara has a style that can really dampen the flames of Warrington’s greatest assets. He has real power and take also take one, to trade one back. Unless Warrington hurts Lara early in the fight to gain some respect, I see this playing out like a dog fight with both men delivering blows into the later rounds. Check out similar articles, for all the latest Betting Insider Journal boxing odds and news.
Betting Pick: Lara by TKO.
Warrington Confident in Lara Rematch
The Leeds fighter says he would beat Lara “99 times out of 100” and that a second defeat could prompt retirement. “There’s no point in hanging about if I can’t mix it with this guy,” he said to BBC Sport.
The 30-year-old told reporters: “What’s the point? Maybe I could step up to super-featherweight for a pay day. I’m not prepared to do that as the sport is hard.
“For my own mental self I don’t think I would be able to settle if other people go in there and blast this guy out. I need to know I can get over this hurdle. Whether it be 12 rounds of being dominant or me knocking him out. I need to do it for myself. If I can’t then I’m calling it a day, simple as that.”
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