Advertisement
Advertisement

Erislandy Lara: Canelo Fight Will Happen Sooner or Later

By Elisinio Castillo

WBA interim-junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) believes a fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) will happen at some point in the future.

Canelo is facing countryman Alfredo Angulo on March 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Lara does not have a scheduled return, but there have been rumors of former champion Ishe Smith as being a possible opponent.

In Friday article on BoxingScene.com, Canelo said his "full focus" was on Angulo, but he also said he sees Lara as an opponent "in the future."

"I agree he should focus on the fight he has in front of him. It should be a great fight and I'm ready to fight either guy next," Lara said.

"There is a lot of public demand to see that fight. Many people feel he would beat me but there's only one way to find that out. Champions fight the best so if he wants to be the best he will have to take on the one who everyone recognizes as the best at 154 pounds, which is me."

"The fans deserve to see the best fights and Golden Boy puts on the best fights so it will happen sooner or later. I will keep doing my job, which is winning, and fight the best who are willing to step in the ring."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by H.B.Viper on 02-17-2014

He's like countryman, Riggo. He's slick, skillful, makes fighters look really, really bad in the process. If you were Canelo, Mayweather, or even Quinlin, would you risk your titles, p4p status, and rep against a pure boxer while you can…

Comment by BarnBurnerBrawl on 02-16-2014

What a shame , seems Lara wants to fight anybody but nobody wants it

Comment by champion4ever on 02-16-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14240567]I don't doubt Canelo wants the fight.... doesn't mean it'll happen though.[/QUOTE] One thing I can say is that it will be a very difficult style match up for Ginger because he is a not a pressure fighter who can…

Comment by Hougigo on 02-16-2014

I don't doubt Canelo wants the fight.... doesn't mean it'll happen though.

Comment by champion4ever on 02-16-2014

The winner of the fight between Angulo vs Canelo will never face the winner of the fight between Cotto and Martinez because of the rival promotional companies of Top Rank and Golden Boy. The more realistic scenario is to keep…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (56)
Top Headlines Sanchez: Canelo Couldn't Hurt Cotto, What Happens With GGG? Barrera Advised By Manager To Go All Out With Andre Ward Chavez, Barrera, Morales View Canelo-GGG as The Next 'Big One' Alex Saucedo Decisions Clarence Booth: Vences Wins Khan: Being Underdog To Canelo Has Given Me an Extra Push! Fernando Carcamo Stops Daniel Echeverria In Three Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Rigondeaux at Any Time Glowacki's Coach Says Steve Cunningham Still in Play For April Cortez Expects Canelo To Slaughter Amir Khan in Rapid Fashion Jorge Linares Hopes To Return in May or June From Injury Artur Szpilka Has Surgery on Left Hand, Wants Charles Martin Arum Wonders if Amir Khan Can Pull Off a Super Bowl Upset Tyson Fury Going in New Direction? Says 'Massive Fight' Coming Dmitry Chudinov Blows Through Marat Huzeeva in Moscow Mariusz Wach's Ring Return Being Positioned For May 14 Adrian Granat Has Two Fights Set; Sprott Faces Hammer on 3/18 Joseph Diaz-Jayson Velez Set For Ward-Barrera HBO Card Lanell Bellows: Nobody Can Match My Work Ethic Hearn, Mayweather To Join Forces For UK Boxing Events Gutierrez Set For Hometown Appearance, Wants Santa Cruz Next Frank Warren Takes Aim at Boxers Having Overgrown Beards Marquez Wants 147 For Cotto, 152/153 Rehydration Clause Campillo: Kovalev Can Beat Ward, Beterbiev a Bigger Puncher Roach: Not Scared of Atlas, Don't Give a Sh*t About His Stories! McGuigan Warns Joshua To Avoid Charles Martin, For Now Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement