Josh Warrington was unexpectedly knocked out by huge underdog Mauricio Lara on Saturday evening in London.
The Brit, who vacated his IBF featherweight world title final month in quest of greater fights, accepted a tune-up bout when his deliberate contest with Can Xu fell by.
Nevertheless, it removed from went to plan.
Warrington began poorly from spherical one and located himself being caught flush by his unorthodox opponent.
Regardless of being slow-handed, Lara was troubling the Brit all through the early levels.
And in spherical 4, he made the breakthrough.
A mixture staggered Warrington and a large left hook despatched him crashing to the canvas.
The Leeds man nearly rose to his ft and was allowed to proceed by referee Howard Foster, regardless of trying near-certain to be stopped.
He made it to the bell by the pores and skin of his enamel and remarkably survived the spherical.
Even firstly of the fifth he appeared unsteady, however Lara didn’t capitalise and Warrington edged nearer to regaining composure.
Rounds six and 7 have been nip and tuck, then the Mexican appeared to once more damage the Brit within the eighth.
The tip got here in spherical 9 as Lara staggered Warrington once more and a huge left hook from the underdog flattened the favorite.