Lara: I Guarantee That I Will Bust Canelo's Mouth!

By Elisinio Castillo

WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) believes he would have never received the opportunity to face Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) without initiated their confrontation in March.

After Canelo stopped Alfredo Angulo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Lara confronted him at the post-fight press conference and demanded a fight.

"No, 100% I wouldn't get the fight without calling him out. If he wants to demonstrate that he's the best at 154, he has to fight the best," Lara said.

Now Lara gets the showdown he wanted, at the same Las Vegas venue, on July 12th as the headline fight on a Showtime Pay-Per-View card.

But the fight is not going to be for Lara's title. Instead they are going to fight at a catch-weight of 155-pounds, which is the same weight that Canelo requested for the March bout with Angulo. Lara and his team believe Canelo is having serious issues with his weight.

"He has problems with the weight, the promotion didn't want to make it for the belt so we don't fight for the belt. It's disrespectful, but this is a business so the most important thing is to get the fight. I will guarantee that I will bust Canelo's mouth," Lara said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Main Source on 07-02-2014

Lara has to beat Canelo in great fashion after all this shiz talk because I wasn't really impressed with his performance against Angulo. Canelo did a far better job busting Angulo up than Lara did.

Comment by BroneloCalvarez on 07-02-2014

Lara so scary no one wants to fight him but he got knocked down twice by angulo what the hell is this "afraid to fight" crap too? afraid of lara? why? he hasnt killed anyone in the ring tyson style.…

Comment by Ringlife on 07-01-2014

I can't wait for this fight next weekend Lara is doing the right thing trying to promote this fight by talking s##t. Canelo needs to hype up this fight as well one week left and their not a lot a…

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-01-2014

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;14717684]You don't understand how bad my memory is nowadays, man. lol I agree. I think it's fairly rare that a fighter actually ducks another fighter, especially if there's serious money involved. All other possibilities must be exhausted before making that…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-01-2014

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;14717649]Well he said it on HBO so it was kinda hard to miss.[/QUOTE] You don't understand how bad my memory is nowadays, man. lol [QUOTE=IMDAZED;14717649]In my opinion, it's rare a fighter "ducks" another, especially at that level. It's just a…

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