Former IBF featherweight Josh Warrington is not fully set on facing Mauricio Lara in a third consecutive fight.

Back in February, Warrington suffered the first defeat of his career when he was dropped and knocked out in nine rounds by Lara.

Their rematch took place this past Saturday night in Leeds.

But, the second outing was cut short after only two rounds. A clash of heads opened up a severe cut above the eye of Lara - with the ringside doctor waving off the fight before the start of the third.

The fight was just starting to heat up when it came to an expected end. It was ruled as a two round technical draw.

Warrington, 30-years-old, wants to return to the ring sooner than later.

However, there is no indication on how long it will take for Lara's cut to fully heal. He could be out for months.

“I am a bit of a mental case and don’t know if the ghost of Mauricio Lara will haunt me. I’m 30 and have been out for seven months — how long will that cut keep him out? I assumed by now I would be unified champion having ticked off America and with loads of zeroes in the bank," Warrington said.

“The pandemic and getting chinned meant it hasn’t happened, though I want to get one over him. But I just can’t wait around too long.”

Warrington is willing to take an interim-fight - especially if that fight takes place in the United States.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, would have to find him the right opponent for an American debut.

“I would even take one over in the States next, without a title, because my fans deserve it," Warrington said.