Josh Warrington, Mauricio Lara make weight for Saturday's featherweight showdown

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Both Josh Warrington and Mauricio Lara made weight for their featherweight main event, set for Saturday at the SSE Arena in Wembley, airing live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN elsewhere.

Unbeaten Warrington recently vacated his IBF featherweight crown over frustrations with his attempts to set up bouts with fellow champions in the division. Now, he will start over — provided he can first get past respected young contender Lara over 12 rounds.

The Leeds-born favourite (30-0, 7 KOs) stepped onto the scales for a reading of 125 1/2lbs, half a pound heavier than the Mexican (21-2, 14 KOs) who hit bang on 125.

There was a lot of mutual respect between the two as they went face-to-face after the weigh-in, exchanging a fist bump before they went back to their rooms.

In chief support, Zelfa Barrett (23-1, 14 KOs) steps up against tenured Spaniard Kiko Martinez (41-9-2, 29 KOs) over 12 rounds at super-featherweight. At 128 3/4 lbs, the Brit weighed half a pound more than the 128 1/4lbs Martinez.

Meanwhile, English featherweight champion Reece Mould (13-0, 6 KOs) hit the scales at 125 3/4lbs for his 12-rounder for the vacant British feather strap against Leigh Wood (23-2, 13 KOs), who weighed 125 1/4lbs, in what could steal the show on fight night.

Also set for Saturday in Wembley are Ishmael Ellis (11-3, 0 KOs) at 138.9lbs vs Dalton Smith (6-0, 5 KOs) at 142.8lbs in a 10-round super-lightweight contest, while featherweights Hopey Price (3-0, 1 KO) and Daniel Mendoza (11-11, 4 KOs) measured at 122.9lbs and 122.8lbs respectively for their six-round main show opener.

In the Facebook Live prelim bout is another featherweight six-rounder as Jonny Phillips (5-5, 2 KOs) meets Ibrahim Nadim (2-0, 0KOs) with the former weighing in at 123 3/4lbs and the latter at 123 1/4lbs.

Watch Warrington vs. Lara live on Saturday, airing on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN elsewhere across the globe.

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