Advertisement
Advertisement

Austin Trout Thinks Erislandy Lara Lacks "Real Heart"

By Keith Idec

Austin Trout respects Erislandy Lara’s impressive amateur pedigree.

The former WBA super welterweight champion just doesn’t think Lara (18-1-2, 12 KOs) is the bravest boxer he’ll ever encounter. In fact, Trout (26-1, 14 KOs) expects his perceived superior will to be one of the deciding factors in their 12-round, 154-pound fight for Lara’s interim WBA super welterweight title Saturday night in Brooklyn.

“I feel like he lacks real heart and will, and we’re going to go out and expose that,” Trout said. “I’m a technical fighter as well, but as I said, I’ve got the high determination to win in all different types of scenarios.”

The Trout-Lara clash is perhaps the most intriguing of the four fights Showtime will televise Saturday night from Barclays Center. It appears to be an evenly matched battle between primed, highly skilled southpaws that either fighter could win, though you wouldn’t know it from the way both boxers have spoken about each other throughout the promotion.

“Austin Trout is an OK fighter,” Lara said. “There’s nothing special about him. I feel that he’s on his way out. He had his time and I’m going to prove that. And as far as having heart, you know, let’s see in the ring. I’ll show him in the ring who has heart or not, and we’ll decide then.”

The 30-year-old Lara last fought June 8, the night he overcame two knockdowns to stop Mexico’s Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KOs) in the 10th round in Carson, Calif. The 28-year-old Trout will fight for the first time since suffering his lone professional defeat, a 12-round unanimous-decision loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) on April 20 in San Antonio.

Showtime’s broadcast, which will match Brooklyn natives and former welterweight champions Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KOs, 2 NC) and Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KOs) in the 12-round main event, is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LouIE G on 12-04-2013

[QUOTE=hitking;13990672]This one probably won't have you on the edge of your seat. But, this is gonna be a good chess match that I'm excited about watching.[/QUOTE] Yeah i think it will be a good chessmatch something similar to casamayor vs…

Comment by kozone on 12-04-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13991930]Trout will break Lara's will and outwork him[/QUOTE] Wanna bet on it?! I only got a mil but dale I'm down

Comment by El Angel on 12-04-2013

Got up from two hard KD's against Angulo and stopped him. When Trout got put down, he lost.

Comment by mathed on 12-03-2013

Trout will break Lara's will and outwork him

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 12-03-2013

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;13991011]The broken hand thing was said by his trainer not Lara. I don't see why they would lie. And remember Lara was not throwing his lead right hook in that fight either. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE]…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (59)
Top Headlines Groves Plans To Get Martin Murray a Beer After Beating Him Kenny Lemos Inks Promotional Pact With Under Dawgs Boxing Chavez Jr. Advises Canelo To Demand '158' For Golovkin Bout Shakeup: John Riel Casimero Gives Flyweight a Fresh Spark Chris Blaney Inks Promotional Pact With Ricky Hatton Deontay Wilder Wants WBC To Rule on Povetkin Sooner Than Later Gutierrez Vows That Rosado Won't Make it To Chavez Jr. Fight Damon Allen Batters, Stops Danny Montoya in Three Rounds Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Had No Intention To Do The Fight! Mike Tyson: You Can't Call Tyson Fury a Bum After Klitschko Win Photos: Francisco Vargas Throws Out First Pitch at Dodgers Game Showtime Sues Top Rank: Mayweather-Pacquiao Legal Fee Dispute Fernando Montiel Not Looking To Retire, Plans To Fight Again Tony Bellew Gets Celebrity Backing as He Enters Makabu Fight Mike Tyson Lands Role in Reboot of The Kickboxer Franchise Duran Confident Mosley Secures Shot at Thurman-Porter Winner Sugar Ray Leonard: I Told Mayweather I Would Have Beat Him Photos: Ruslan Provodnikov, John Molina Training For War Nate Diaz: I'd Whoop Mayweather, McGregor Asses in One Night! Margarito Says Ramon Alvarez Likely, Wants Canelo Next Roach: Pacquiao Can Return For Canelo, But Floyd is Bigger Draw Hassan N'Dam vs. Swierzbinski, Amar-Demchenko Will Go Ahead Agit Kabayel Helping Tyson Fury Prepare For Klitschko Rematch Casimero is Ready, Wants Roman Gonzalez Unification Next Fortune To McGregor: Forget Mayweather, Shut Up F***ing Yapper! Povetkin's Promoter Embraces WBC Ruling on Deontay Wilder Mike Tyson: Foolish Plan, But Olympic Amateurs Might Beat Pros Anthony Cacace, Barry McGuigan Decide To Part Ways Hearn Urges Haye To Face Whyte To Speed Up Road To Joshua Deontay Wilder Granted Permission To Make Voluntary By WBC Zolani Tete: Haskins and McDonnell are Holding My Titles Kathy Duva To Be Honored At 7th Annual Raging Babe Brunch Jurors Set For All-Star Boxing vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Lawsuit Jazza Dickens (Injury) Pulled From June 4 Liverpool Show Miguel Flores To Face Ruben Tamayo on PBC on FS1 Erislandy Lara Sees No Network Issues in Making Golovkin Fight Casimero Knocks Out Ruenroeng In Four, Wins Flyweight Crown Focal Point: Lebedev Rises To Top Of Red-Hot Cruiserweight Division Keith Thurman: We Don't Yet Know If Kell Brook is 'Really Special' Provodnikov: Golovkin Blows Out Canelo, GGG-Ward is The Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement