Mauricio Lara will return to the United Kingdom, the country he considers his second home, to defend his WBA featherweight title which he won on February 19 after knocking out England’s Lee Wood (26-3-0) in the seventh round at Arena Nottingham from England. .
The former champion demanded a rematch, and it was granted, so on May 27 at the AO Arena in Manchester, England, Broncos and Wood will meet again.
In an exclusive interview with Milenio, La Afición, Lara said he was happy to be able to win the world title, especially since he arrived in Europe as the perfect victim.
“Since I got on the plane I had a goal, to come back with the belt yes or yes. It wasn’t a surprise, although many think so, it’s been a job for many years where I’ve been showing what I can do. I’m happy, we know we managed to do a job Good, and the opportunity my whole team was looking for to make it happen, thank God, it worked out and we made the most of our choice.”
Regarding the rematch, which will be at Lee Wood’s home, the Broncos have indicated that there is no pressure to fight on their home turf.
“He’s home again, nothing happened, like I said, we’re one by one over the ring and all the people stay in the background, because they can’t get in; I want to be a great champion, a strong champion, a real champion and let them see it’s not luck, I want to I make history.”
It should be remembered that at the end of the fight on February 19 where Bronco Lara won the world title, he went to console Wood.
“I’m a very athletic guy, I’m not bad, I don’t like being annoying, I went downstairs, I told him he was a great champion, that his family was waiting for him at home, that he shouldn’t take so many risks, that they did things for a reason, that he got his revenge, and in revenge We will see each other again and that will be it.
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