Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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 Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work Photos: Haye, Schaefer Hold Presser To Announce Their UK Deal Erislandy Lara-Yuri Foreman Card Generates 547,000 Viewers Photos/Weights: Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Bouts David Haye, Richard Schaefer Team Up, Launch Hayemaker Ringstar Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First Pedro Diaz on N'Dam's Big KO Win, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gamboa Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking Adonis Stevenson: Unfair Haters Call All of My Opponents 'Bums' Danny Garcia: Not Worried About Critics Who Won't Say it to My Face Eubank Jr: In a Rematch I Would Annihilate Saunders in Four! Pacquiao: In The Eyes of The People - I Beat Floyd Mayweather Andrew Selby Faces Diale For WBC Regional on Eubank-Quinlan Wilkins, Karkardi To Appeal BBBofC Bans Over Nick Blackwell Manny Pacquiao: I Would Fight Conor McGregor - Only in Boxing De La Hoya Worried: Chavez Jr. Could Derail Canelo-Golovkin Plan Danny Garcia on Father's Racial Jabs: I've Heard Trump Say Worse! The Return of Zab Judah Ricardo Mayorga Holds Press Conference, Reveals April 1 Return DeGale: Mayweather Came To My Room, I Doubt I'll Work With Him! Cuadras Sides With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Take Down Canelo Canelo-Chavez: Big Promotional Tour on Tap, Big Undercard Plans Photos: David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens - Face To Face in Montreal Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell Juan Jose Velasco Faces Fernando Marin in WBA Regional Clash Oscar Valdez Yearns For Gary Russell Unification Bout Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement