Mauricio ‘Bronco' Lara has come a long way since losing on his professional debut back in 2015 and is now regarded as one of the biggest punchers in the Featherweight division.
Bronco first put the 126lb division on notice with a shock stoppage victory over heavy favourite Josh Warrington at Wembley Arena in February 2021.
The pair rematched at Headingley Rugby Stadium seven months later in a sizzling atmosphere in Leeds, but the fight ended prematurely after an accidental clash of heads in the second round.
The 25-year-old was due to meet WBA Champion Leigh Wood in Nottingham in September 2022 in a mouthwatering match-up between two hard-hitting featherweights, but Wood was forced out of the fight with a bicep injury.
Off the back of knock-out victories over Emilio Sanchez and Jose Sanmartin, Lara finally got into the ring with Wood in February 2023 and stopped the WBA Champ with a brutal left hook in the seventh round when trailing on all three scorecards.
Lara didn't have the same success in the rematch just three months later. The Mexican was stripped of his World Title during fight week after missing weight and was then routinely beaten by Wood on points.