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 23-year-old was due to meet WBA Regular 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 heads into 2023 looking for a third scrap with Warrington and another date to face Wood.