The British commission prevented Bronco Lara from trying to reach 126 pounds in recent days: This was the procedure May 26, 2023 10:42 am
The BBBofC (British Boxing Control Body), which serves as the boxing commission, has banned Mauricio “Bronco” Lara from reaching the weight of 126 pounds at the weigh-in on Friday against Leigh Wood and fought with him. He loses the vacant WBA world title.
This, after a review of the weight during the week of the competition, the commission considered that the Mexican was too heavy and that it was not healthy for him to reach one hundred and twenty pounds in a healthy and safe way.
“The BBBofC has weight checks on fight week,” explained organizer Eddie Hearn in an interview with Post Gloves. “And in one of their controls, the BBBofC was not happy that Mauricio Lara was trying to make a safe weight (126 pounds). And they said that they would not do it at a weight under 128.5 pounds.
It was not revealed what happened to Mauricio Lara’s weigh-in rating that week, but the BBBofC prevented the Mexican from reaching 126 pounds in the final days before the fight. At the official weigh-in, Lara could weigh no less than 128.5 pounds, and with this title she lost the world. At the official weigh-in, now without pressure and almost without a world title for a few days, Lara weighed in at 129.8 pounds.
Disagreement about Bronco Lara
Eddie Hearn revealed that the Mexican fighter was unhappy with the decision of the BBBofC when he did not compete at 126 pounds.
“It was difficult for him (Mauricio Lara),” Hearn explained. “He says he can make weight, and he’s not allowed to try to make weight, but the BBBofC has decided that time of the week is too heavy to try to make weight safely. So he can’t win the world championship tomorrow night. Indeed, the title of the world is empty.
Although the WBA is ruling in its position before the BBBofC decision to stop Lara from making weight, the promoter makes it clear that people from the organization have already notified him that Lara will lose the title.
“I think Mauricio Lara made a mistake in the training camp, and he has to raise his face because he is no longer the world champion,” said Hearn. “The WBA just confirmed the vacant title for me.”
It is not yet known if Leigh Wood will take the fight or not
Hearn is not sure if he will fight on Saturday, as Leigh Wood will be at a disadvantage. However, the English fighter wants to regain his title, which was in doubt for him.
“You have to talk to Leigh Wood and Ben Davison here, because in the end it’s a disadvantage that Mauricio Lara weighs three pounds more than him,” said Hearn. “So the forest is in that situation where it wants to decide if it wants to continue the fight.”