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Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd Deal Getting Very Close For April

By Elisinio Castillo

IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd (21-0, 15 KO) threw out the challenge and demanded a fight with WBA, IBO champion Erislandy Lara (25-2-2, 14 KO).

Now sources indicate to BoxingScene.com that Hurd is about to get exactly what he wanted as both sides are very close to a deal for an April date on Showtime.

In October, a tripleheader took place with Hurd, Lara (25-2-2, 14 KOs) and WBC champion Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) making defenses at at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Hurd became the first man to stop Austin Trout, while Lara dominated Olympian Terrell Gausha, and Charlo blew away Erickson Lubin in one round.

Lara's manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., says everything is getting wrapped up for a fight with Hurd and he's simply waiting for a concrete date.

"Yes, the fight is confirmed and we only hope to finalize some details," said DeCubas Jr. to George Ebro. "But this is what everyone and Lara himself were asking for, [for Lara to fight] a champion that comes forward without stopping. This is going to be an entertaining fight with a lot of action."

Earlier this month, Hurd explained that he was very confident of beating Lara when they step in the ring.

“Erislandy Lara’s the best at 154, and he’s saying no one else wants to fight him. Well, I wanna fight him. I’ve stopped my last seven opponents, and I know I can beat Lara, so I’d like to fight Lara, next, and to see it happen in April or May," Hurd told Premier Boxing Champions.

He also discussed how Trout was the perfect opponent to get properly prepared for a fight with Lara. The Cuban boxer holds a decision win over Trout.

“I feel like Trout was the perfect fight for me to prepare for Lara, being that it serves as the natural transition to assimilate and go from one southpaw to another,” said Hurd.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fourtheboys96 on 01-10-2018

All I want for this fight is for Lara to throw enough punches.

Comment by Boxing lives on 01-10-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18391794]LOL @ you thinking that Lara will fight Hurd the way he fought Angulo :pat:[/QUOTE] He would have boxed Angulo if he could. Angulo was just on that night. He dropped Lara and Lara had too dig deep and tough…

Comment by jas on 01-09-2018

Lol Lara ud all day every day

Comment by sammybee on 01-09-2018

Charlo vs Gallimore should also happen

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 01-09-2018

[QUOTE=JrRod;18393168]Why am I delusional for wanting to see a fight between Andrade and Charlo? Don't You a want to see It?[/QUOTE] You're delusional for even hoping for it. Andrade already ducked Charlo twice and he recently ducked Derevychenko in his…

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