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 Marlon Tapales To Receive Hero's Welcome For Title Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton: Ring the Damn Bell Amir Khan Aims For Danny Garcia Mandatory Shot in January Miguel Cotto Officially Passes on Marquez Over Weight Dispute Mikey Garcia: You're Going To See a Better Version of Me! Joseph Diaz: Liam Smith is a Very Tough Fight For Canelo Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Thomas Williams Size Up at Presser Carl Frampton: Everyone Expects Me To Lose, I'll Get The Upset! Dorticos To Shumenov: You Paper Champ, Stop Running Chicken Photos: Margarito, Alvarez Go Face To Face at Presser Video: Leo Santa Cruz Ready For War With Carl Frampton Amir Khan: Arum is Bitter, He's Scared To Do The Pacquiao Fight! Photos: Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, Malignaggi, Garcia Workouts Photo: Kell Brook Embraces VADA Testing For Golovkin Shot Amnat Ruenroeng Vows To Get Olympic Gold For His Family Photos: Andre Ward Cheers on Kevin Durant, Team USA Czar Glazkov Still Recovering, Return is Possible in November Video: Golovkin's Coach on Terence Crawford, Kell Brook, More Leo Santa Cruz: If Dad Didn't Get Better, I May Have Pulled Out Lucas Browne Enters WBC's VADA Drug Testing Program Frankie Gavin vs. Sam Eggington Looms For October Clash Luke Campbell Focused, Aims To Do a Job on Argenis Mendez Otto Wallin Faces Osborne Machimana on September 10th Liam Walsh to meet Andrey Klimov in IBF final eliminator Leo Santa Cruz Fearful Frampton Won’t Come To Fight Saturday Loeffler on GGG-Brook: The Best at 147 Facing The Best at 160 Bradley Warns: Crawford Can Win, But Pacquiao is NO Postol HBO Sports Head: We Want To Match The Best Fights Possible Olympic Boxers, Now Without Headgear, Worry About Cuts Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement