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Erislandy Lara Takes Nickname of "The American Dream"

HOUSTON, TX - Cuban born star, Interim WBA Jr. Middleweight Champion, Erislandy Lara, who now resides in Houston, TX, will take on the moniker "The American Dream". After escaping communist Cuba, Lara in now experiencing a life full of opportunity, and is very grateful to be living in the United States of America.

"My blood is 100% Cuban, and I love my family back home, but the reality is, thanks to the United States, I've been blessed to live my dream of being a champion and doing what I love for a living," said Lara. "Being able to support my family and my loved ones is a blessing that I'm thankful for.  I know what it's like to live in poverty in a communist country, and what it's like to live in USA, and I really feel I'm living the "The American Dream."

 "And when I say that, it represents any immigrant from any country that came to the USA to better their lives. I know how important freedom and opportunity is so I really want to embrace this country. And that's why I feel my nickname should be "The American Dream." Lara concluded.

Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara is one of boxing's most avoided fighters.  In 2013, Lara scored an impressive TKO against Alfredo Angulo, which was followed by a dominating performance against Austin Trout.  Currently, Lara is the mandatory challenger to face Floyd "Money" Mayweather for his WBA Jr. Middleweight title.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by damit305 on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14254951][QUOTE=BronxBull1215;14250869]Lara's Cuban, he's not black. Also he's a haymon fighter so im sure he gets exactly what he is worth.[/QUO Really? I guess we are all blind. Maybe he is Nordic?[B] Do not confuse race with nationality[/B], duh.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=budfr;14254979]cubans think…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14254961]Poking eyes is cheating, Angulo had him on the ground twice and Molina was robbed. Gusanos or culanos are chicken fighters and dirty. Hey, Fidel still loves you hahahaha.[/QUOTE] Didn't know you could break an eye socket from a poke,…

Comment by garfios on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14254979]cubans think tjay are white. Why? You call youreselves white in cuba to differentiate from blacks but in the US the word white applies to Anglos or Northern eurooeans. Even if you are blond you are Latino if you are…

Comment by budfr on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;14252386]Maybe. I've been mistaken for a variety of different backgrounds. It's tough to know what your ultimate background is, unless you have one of those DNA tests performed. As I said earlier, race is a lot more complicated than many…

Comment by budfr on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=mrlopez;14253654]good for him, since the mexicanos are afraid of him.....[/QUOTE] yeah, he is ugly

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