Welcome to Fightful.com's results, live coverage, and discussion for Josh Warrington v. Mauricio Lara II.
We will bring you full live coverage and results for today's card.
Both Warrington and Lara fought one another in February, with a then-unknown Lara beating Warrington via TKO. It was considered a major upset at the time as Lara did not face major competition leading up to the fight. He is currently on a 12-fight win streak. Warrington vacated his IBF Featherweight Title heading into the fight. Starting his career in 2009, Warrington did not feel like his usual self against the 23-year-old. Now, he is looking for a measure of revenge,
The co-main event will feature Katie Taylor defending her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight Titles against Jennifer Han. Taylor last fought in May, beating Natasha Jonas via unanimous decision to retain her titles. That was the fourth fight in a row in which she won via unanimous decision. Han, an IBF Featherweight belt holder, is currently on an eight-fight win streak.
Fightful will be providing results, highlights, and everything else in-between for Warrington-Lara II.
Main Card (DAZN, 2 pm ET)
Josh Warrington v. Mauricio Lara ends in a technical draw
Josh Warrington apologizes to the Leeds crowd -- pic.twitter.com/fJazMnEzJz— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 4, 2021
Katie Taylor def. Jennifer Han via unanimous decision (100-89, 100-89, 100-89) - WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight Titles
Katie Taylor drops Jennifer Han in Round 8 -- pic.twitter.com/X4gT6fwl5n— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 4, 2021
Conor Benn def. Adrian Granados via unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 97-93) - WBA Continental Welterweight Title
Benn started off hot with uppercuts to an open Granados. He would walk into a lot of Granados punches, as he was looking to suffocate the latter. Granados would try and fire back with a few shots, but Benn was having none of it. Granados would go shot for shot in round five, while Benn would keep it close to the vest with quick jabs. As the rounds continued, Granados would try and tire Benn out. They would trade shots at the end of the fight, with Granados being the aggressor, looking for one final push.
Maxi Hughes def. Jovanni Straffon via unanimous decision (120-107, 120-107, 119-109) - IBO Lightweight Title
Hughs would land sharp right hands that whipped Straffon's head back. In the fifth Hughes pushed Straffon back and would have him against the ropes. Straffon tried to land clean shots of his own, but Hughes would hold him to one spot. Straffon's legs were wobbling but managed to stay in it. In the sixth, Hughes would attack the body, keeping it close. This would continue in the later rounds, with Straffon holding on.
Ebanie Bridges def. Mailys Gangloff via unanimous decision (77-76)
Both fighters stuck to hitting the body, with Gangloff landing sharper blows at the beginning. Bridges felt tired as the fight went on, and there may have been an injury to her hand. Bridges' offense was not 100% there, but she managed to land hard uppercuts. Gangloff attempted to take advantage with quick hands, but it was not enough to secure a win.