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Warrington undergoes brain scans over fractured jaw, shoulder

Josh Warrington vs Mauricio Lara


Josh Warrington is back at home with his family after getting the all-clear from brain scans in the early hours following his shock defeat by Mauricio Lara.

But the Leeds Warrior is facing a lengthy spell outside of the ring after suffering a fractured jaw and perforated ear drum in the bruising battle which has wrecked his dreams of winning another world title this year.

Warrington, 30, was stunned by the 10/1 outsider who finished him in the ninth to hand him his first career defeat in one of the biggest upsets ever in a British ring.

The Yorkshireman was close to being stopped by the Mexican underdog after he was floored heavily in the fourth after catching him cold.

Somehow he survived the round but referee Howard Foster was criticised for allowing the bout to go on with the pre-fight favourite clearly hurt badly.

Warrington tried to battle back but he struggled to clear his head and the end came in the ninth when the 22-year-old Lara floored him again and this time Foster rightly waved it off.

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It could be a devastating blow for Warrington’s career after he relinquished the IBF featherweight title before the bout to clear the path for bigger fights later this year.

“I know that Josh Warrington will be thinking: ‘rematch’, even now, because he’s a fighter,” Hearn said.



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