‘That lad can punch!’: Josh Warrington thanks fans for well-wishes after suffering fractured jaw in shock defeat by Mauricio Lara and insists ‘the warrior will return’
- Josh Warrington thanked fans for their support after his defeat to Mauricio Lara
- Warrington suffered a fractured jaw as he suffered shock loss to the Mexican
- The British boxer was full of praise for Lara, saying: ‘That lad can punch!’
Josh Warrington has thanked supporters for their messages after he suffered a fractured jaw in his defeat to Mauricio Lara.
Warrington was surprisingly beaten by Lara at Wembley Arena on Saturday as he was knocked out in the ninth round.
The British boxer, who also damaged his shoulder and perforated an ear drum, was taken to hospital with concussion but revealed that he has now returned home.
Josh Warrington thanked supporters for their messages after his shock loss to Mauricio Lara
Warrington suffered a fractured jaw and had to be taken to hospital following Saturday’s fight
After suffering the first defeat of his professional career in his 31st fight, Warrington vowed to return stronger. He also gave credit to Lara, stating ‘that lad can punch’.
Warrington wrote on Twitter: ‘Thank you for all the well wishes, I’m back home with the family and recovering!
‘Big congratulations to Lara, that lad can punch.
‘The Warrior will return!’.
Following his defeat Warrington has vowed to return stronger as he looks to bounce back
Warrington was floored in the fourth round but managed to continue before eventually being knocked out.
Mexican fighter Lara started quickly and eventually managed to get the upper hand against Warrington.
Warrington was left vulnerable as a result of his open approach, with Lara, who was competing in his first fight on British soil, taking advantage.
Lara was seen as an ideal opponent that Warrington could overcome as he looked to gain momentum in his first fight since October 2019.
However, after suffering a setback, Warrington will now take his time to assess his options with regards to his next fight.
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