Mauricio Lara vs Jose Sanmartin Tops Matchroom’s Return To Mexico As Featherweight Dangerman Returns To His Hometown
What can we expect from Lara?
The Bronco will look to implement his heavy-hitting, trademark Mexicano style and come to seek-and-destroy Jose Sanmartin. His rise to fame was built on the decimation of an out-of-sort Josh Warrington and his last fight with Emilio Sanchez also saw him dismantle a fighter, especially through vicious body shots.
He did get hit too often himself but should be forgiven for an eagerness to unload some pent-up frustration, having seen an unfulfilling and unsatisfying end to his rematch with Warrington, combined with a failure to agree on a lucrative trilogy bout.
What can we expect from Sanmartin?
Sanmartin’s most notable fight is a knockout loss to Emanuel Navarrette. That’s the only one of his 5 losses that have come inside the scheduled distance, and he did make it into the 12th round as well. His most notable win is a points victory over an overweight David Carmona.
He has a strong punch resistance which means he may prove tricky for Lara to break down but when he tried against Navarrette, his hands lowered and he was often pushed back against the ropes. If Lara gets him there and can budge him in the first half of the statement, he will warrant a degree of credit. Sanmartin does also have knockout power of his own and did drop Carmona twice.
What’s at stake for Lara?
Lara needs to win with ease if he wants to push on in his quest for a world title, which feels overdue. (It was sadly not on the line against Warrington, as he had recently vacated it.)
Mauricio Lara vs Jose Sanmartin Start Times TV Channel, Main Event Ring Walks
Lara vs Sanmartin takes place on Oct 22 in Mexico City live on DAZN worldwide. The main card is set to get underway at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT (1:00 am BST) with the main event ring walks scheduled for 10:30 pm ET/7:30 pm PT (3:30 am BST).
Mauricio Lara vs Jose Sanmartin Running Order, Weights
First Bell – 4.45pm CDT
8 x 3 mins Middleweight contest
Abilkhan Amankul 160lbs vs. Yeasson Pacheco 161.8lbs
Taraz (Zhambyl), Kazakhstan Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
8 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight contest
Bek Nurmaganbet 170.6lbs vs. Luciano Chaparro 169.4lbs
Turkestan, Kazakhstan Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
6 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight contest
Jonathan Lopez 132lbs vs. Ulises Suarez Ortega 128.8lbs
Orlando, Florida Mexico City, Mexico
6 x 3 mins Lightweight contest
Francisco Pina 133lbs vs. Felix Cruz 133.6lbs
Mexico City, Mexico Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico
LIVE ON DAZN FROM 7PM CDT
8 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight contest
Alberto Mora 130.8lbs vs. Diego Andrade 131.6lbs
Mexico City, Mexico Victoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico
10 x 3 mins WBC Silver Youth Super-Lightweight title
Reshat Mati 139.2lbs vs. Leonel Rodriguez 142.4lbs*
Staten Island, New York Aguascalientes, Mexico
10 x 3 mins WBO NABO Lightweight title
Angel Fierro 134lbs vs. Jeremy Cuevas 137.6lbs*
Tijuana, Mexico Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 x 3 mins Featherweight contest
Mauricio Lara 127.4lbs vs. Jose Sanmartin 126.6lbs
Mexico City, Mexico Barranquilla, Colombia
*titles in these contests only on the line for Mati and Fierro after Rodriguez and Cuevas failed to make weight.