RBR!!! Josh Warrington (30-0) vs. Mauricio Lara (21-2) - February 13th 2021

Warrington vs. Lara Winner and How?


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Bob Weaver

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One of the worst ref displays I have ever seen. Warrington was that badly hurt he couldn't even fire back. They say boxing British boxing have some of the best refs in the world and Foster is one of them. He was scared to stop the fight is it just me or can u see it in his movements last night he goes to stop the the fight 3 times then thinks ohh noo Matchroom fighter British fighter never been stopped. I want to stay on Matchroom shows

Warrington took a sustained beating last night even our so called best in the world medics were hesitant to help Josh it took Lara to point at him for ffs and say help him.

I love boxing but its a worry when u clearly see a boxer is clearly out on his feet yet because he has never been stopped world champion the ref wouldn't dare jump in. Boxing referees shouldn't even look at records of fighters and call the action how they see it. Thats a world class referee.

Sky Sports world class do me a favour halfway through the fight errr scorecards quickly pan to Dave yea Lara winning.

Headway will use stuff like last night yet it could have easily been stopped.


One of the most dangerous displays I've seen from a ref in a British ring since I was a kid.

If it was the other way round he stops it in the 4th. Warrington was wobbling all over the place when he got up, his legs were stiff, and he wasn't responding.

Don't know what his dad was thinking letting it continue either.
 
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One of the most dangerous displays I've seen from a ref in a British ring since I was a kid.

If it was the other way round he stops it in the 4th. Warrington was wobbling all over the place when he got up, his legs were stiff, and he wasn't responding.

Don't know what his dad was thinking letting it continue either.

Yep horrendous and just outright dangerous will bbboc do anything not a chance. U take the Groves fight and last night same referee and its clear Foster is a very biased referee.

The corner I can't really blame the father they are so emotionally involved they are not being subjective. I have said before there needs to be 1 independent corner man The ringside Doctors though wtf are they doing no checks nothing in between rounds. I'm no expert in boxing at all but that was a gruelling fight the damage Josh took was unnecessary the numpties at Sky and Bellew think its a computer game 1 bar of health left and he will make a comeback. These are supposed to be pundits been there seen it and know the dangers.


It just really is shocking asking Josh are u OK of course he is going to say yea. Last night took so much out of Warrington and imo shortened his career. Even his own promoter said he never recovered from knockdown so why continue.

We have learned nothing from Blackwell fight. Yea Warrington was firing back but it wasn't putting a dent in Lara he was badly marked up but everytime they traded Warrington would stumble back and u could see the effect.

Anyway rant over glad Josh is OK massive well done to Lara superb performance everyone says he is awful but he went out and threw leather and didn't care what was coming back. If he was British he would have a massive fan base. Big well done to him and spoke well after the fight.



Ingle pretty fare u can youtube comments have me :rofl

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FFS Ingle u tight git put the heating on sitting there in the living room with your beanie hat on. Me and Dom have that in common lol I watched the fight last night with me wooly hat on as got a bit chilly

Whats the the space raider comments some of the jokes go over my head

Ah ok space raiders crips never heard of them
 
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Trail

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The thing is, although Josh was wobbly he was defending and throwing punches back. That's the criteria for letting a fight continue.

Would I have stopped it if I was in his corner? No. But I'm out of the Diego Corrales kind of camp where the fighter would f*cking murder you if you did stop his fight.

I was happy to see it go 9. He was done then, by the way. Hospital job.
 
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If it was up to me pal the Corrales vs Castillo fight would have been stopped a lot earlier and if everyone had that opinion fights wouldn't be so exciting to watch. And we wouldn't rewatch epic comebacks. I'm just saying from a Warrington perspective I have watched every single fight I knew he was hurt badly.

I'm a big believer in protect yourself at all time times Josh couldn't keep him off him and every time they they traded he came off worse. Why continue the punishment he doesn't have knockout power with 1 devastating punch. You raise a very good point about Corrales we all want that kind of ending but there is the dark side where u push it to far. Ideally end of round 8 say thats it but its hindsight.

1 good thing last night 2 potential rematches 2 watch out for.
 
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If it was up to me pal the Corrales vs Castillo fight would have been stopped a lot earlier and if everyone had that opinion fights wouldn't be so exciting to watch. And we wouldn't rematch epic comebacks. I'm just saying from a Warrington perspective I have watched every single fight I knew he was hurt badly.

I'm a big believer in protect yourself at all time times Josh couldn't keep him off him and every time they they traded he came off worse. Why continue the punishment he doesn't have knockout power with 1 devastating punch. You raise a very good point about Corrales we all want that kind of ending but there is the dark side where u push it to far. Ideally end of round 8 say thats it but its hindsight.

1 good thing last night 2 potential rematches 2 watch out for.
Diego Corrales would have killed you if you stopped any of his fights. I thought he was going to have a pop at Dr Margaret Goodman when she called the Casamayor fight off when his tongue was cut and he was swallowing blood.

Corrales - Castillo was basically just warfare, I don't think anyone could have stopped that. Al Bernstein (Showwtime as well as others) said it was the best fight he ever called. Joe Rein (RIP, Sir) was bang ringside and he said that there wasn't a lot thrown that night that didn't land. That tells you something.

As for Josh. I've been to so many of his fights as I live down the road from him. He was ace, absolutely fab, but he came unstuck last night. I'm not sure if he had to drop weight (always a problem) or he just lost his discipline.

I sincerely hope he comes back strong. I don't like to see people fail.
 
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No I don't either its going to be a long road back for him and gutted for Josh 2 big fights lined up and those plans are ruined.

youtu.be/bdrGwObSs0E

Frampton thoughts.

Who u picking next week m8. I have changed my mind 3 times
 
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So glad to see Josh on his feet after that fight. But I think this is the end of his career as far as the elite level is concerned. I hope he has the right people to take care of his finances.
 
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So glad to see Josh on his feet after that fight. But I think this is the end of his career as far as the elite level is concerned. I hope he has the right people to take care of his finances.
Boxing fan overreacting to a shock loss?! Never saw that happen before....
 
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I just watched the card today.

The infamous Howard Foster managed to once again make a complete knob of himself, twice in one night.

That's impressive.
 
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Bob Weaver

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I just watched the card today.

The infamous Howard Fosater managed to once again make a complete knob of himself, twice in one night.

That's impressive.
One of the biggest crooks in boxing. And that's saying something.

He shouldn't just be sacked, he should be locked up.
 
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Bob Weaver

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I still think it should have been stopped. He looked concussed. Was all over the place. Was taking a battering. And had no hope of winning.

He's also broken his jaw, perforated his ear drum, and injured his shoulder.

If it wasn't a home town star versus a nobody it would have been stopped in the 4th.
 
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Yep info here the more I watch the fight the worse it gets.

It would be good if the BBBOC were transparent and took action against Foster but will they not a chance. Boxing makes u laugh he was applauded by some people protecting Groves now he should be made a example of.

We never ever learn all I hear is british boxing is getting safer is it really. Quigg in his last ever fight it took msgs being passed from sky to Smith to Gallagher for them to stop the fight wtf seriously. The same Quigg who fractured jaw broken nose yet can't be stopped because he goes the distance and is a warrior.

We have world class referees ringside doctors who have a interest in combat sports. When was the last time a referee went into the corner and said enough is enough if u don't stop it I will. When was the last time a doctor did the same. Josh could hardly walk after the 1st knockdown.

We can't have special rules for our fighters its just dangerous. Refs do need help though its basically on them. If a fight like this happens again there should be sanctions against the ref corner and ringside doctor. They have a duty of care to the fighter. As the injuries show he would have just kept on fighting. Lucky lad though fractured jaw seems not 2 bad.
 
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Yep info here the more I watch the fight the worse it gets.

It would be good if the BBBOC were transparent and took action against Foster but will they not a chance. Boxing makes u laugh he was applauded by some people protecting Groves now he should be made a example of.

We never ever learn all I hear is british boxing is getting safer is it really. Quigg in his last ever fight it took msgs being passed from sky to Smith to Gallagher for them to stop the fight wtf seriously. The same Quigg who fractured jaw broken nose yet can't be stopped because he goes the distance and is a warrior.

We have world class referees ringside doctors who have a interest in combat sports. When was the last time a referee went into the corner and said enough is enough if u don't stop it I will. When was the last time a doctor did the same. Josh could hardly walk after the 1st knockdown.

We can't have special rules for our fighters its just dangerous. Refs do need help though its basically on them. If a fight like this happens again there should be sanctions against the ref corner and ringside doctor. They have a duty of care to the fighter. As the injuries show he would have just kept on fighting. Lucky lad though fractured jaw seems not 2 bad.
There was a good article in Boxing News a couple of weeks ago called Warriors Code. Only quit or pull your fighter out if it's in his best interest.

Josh Warrington was on shaky ground, but he was throwing punches and defending himself, that's the criteria for letting a fight continue.

I thought he was all over the place, but I wouldn't have stopped it on 4. Let the kid carry on.

As stated before, I'm out of the Gatti/Sal Sanchez/Corrales school. I just want boxers to f*cking hammer each other.
 
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Macklin commentary was abysmal throughout, constantly making excuses, constantly saying Warrington should be winning easily but the best was when he said the Mexican doesn't hit harder than Selby, Frampton and galahad.


pathetic also from Frampton, that result couldn't have done his confidence any good, he couldn't put a dent in Warrington over 12 and just doesn't look that good at fw in recent years, will be putting a decent sized bet on him losing next weekend.
 

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One of the most dangerous displays I've seen from a ref in a British ring since I was a kid.

If it was the other way round he stops it in the 4th. Warrington was wobbling all over the place when he got up, his legs were stiff, and he wasn't responding.

Don't know what his dad was thinking letting it continue either.
Only just got round to watching it, two things:

1) boxers without rich amateur pedigrees can’t take 16 months off without having shit tune up fights.

2) How the same man can’t stop George Groves and yet allow Warrington to continue is beyond me. I don’t not recall a single boxer being allowed to continue with legs that shaky.