Mauricio Lara, who recently won the WBA featherweight title against Leigh Wood, has expressed his interest in a third fight against Josh Warrington, despite the controversial spitting incident that took place after their last match.
Eddie Hearn confirmed prior to Wood’s rematch clause with Lara before Saturday's fight, meaning Wood will be offered the option to fight the winner of a potential match-up between Lara and Warrington.
Speaking after the fight, Wood congratulated Lara on his victory and admitted that he made a mistake during the fight, paying the price for it. Hearn also commended Wood for taking on such a tough voluntary defence.
While the prospect of a rematch between Wood and Lara still remains, the Mexican fighter has expressed his interest in a trilogy match against Warrington.
Warrington recently claimed that Lara spat on him during their last match, which only added fuel to the fire of their ongoing rivalry. Warrington then launched a profanity-laden tirade at his opponent and has also expressed his desire for another fight against him.
Despite the spitting incident and the ongoing rivalry between the two fighters, Lara remains determined to face Warrington once again, hoping to win as many belts as possible.
As negotiations continue, it is unclear which fighter will emerge victorious in this potential match-up, but it is sure to be a thrilling spectacle for boxing fans.