De La Hoya, Lara's Manager Trade Words Over Rematch
By Rick Reeno
MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Tempers were raised when Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya was put on the spot regarding a potential rematch between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs) and WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12KOs).
On Saturday night, at a catch-weight of 155-pounds. Lara was tabbed as the winner by one judge with a card of 115-113, while the other two scores of 117-111 and 115-113 were ruled for Canelo - who walked away with his hand raised via split decision.
At the post-fight press conference, De La Hoya was asked about the possibility of a rematch.
"What I heard from everybody - they don't want a rematch. Nobody wants a rematch. Now, there's ten guys in line. Lara just lost and now he has to wait in line. There is ten guys in line. That's the way this works," De La Hoya said. "Canelo won tonight and now we have to move on."
Lara's co-manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., who was standing close to De La Hoya, became angry with the statements and started verbally jabbing Oscar with comments like - "he sounds like Don King, this guy sounds like Don King."
The final press conference ended soon after.
[QUOTE=sapo13;14758491]i would like to see someone who actually knows boxing!! Chino is great and I am a fan, but he is to small for canelo!! chino is still trying to get used to 147lbs and now you want him to…Comment by sapo13 on 07-14-2014
[QUOTE=sbbigmike;14754627]LOL at ten people, had Canelo truly won he'd have 3 rock solid matches a FMJ rematch, a Cotto showdown and GGG possibly.........Now that Canelo looked like shyt a Floyd fight is off the table, and Lara stunk him up…Comment by joesaiditstrue on 07-13-2014
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Anyone that says robbery is exagerrating. Can you say you thought lara win ? OK But robbery would mean they thought he won 8-9 rds. Pac v Bradley I w as a robbery. This was a close fightComment by LouIE G on 07-13-2014
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