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Lara Tells Manager He's Ready To Fight Gennady Golovkin

By Rick Reeno

Manager Luis DeCubas Jr. confirmed to BoxingScene.com that Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs), the WBA's interim-junior middleweight champion, is ready and willing to move up in weight to face the WBA/IBO champion at 160-pounds, Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (29-0, 26KOs).

On Saturday, Lara took to the social networks to call for a fight with Golovkin, who returns to HBO on April 26th at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

DeCubas spoke to Lara on Sunday, and during the conversation his fighter asked him to get Golovkin.

"Yes. I spoke to Lara today and he wants to fight GGG. He feels they are both the
most feared guys in boxing so why not fight each other," DeCubas told BoxingScene.com. 

Their promoters, K2 for Golovkin and Golden Boy for Lara, have no problem working with each other. The issue of networks may come into play. Golovkin fights exclusively on HBO, who cut their business ties with Golden Boy in early 2013.

According to DeCubas, the issue of networks should not be a major hurdle that prevents the fight from taking place - if both sides are serious about making it happen.

"HBO would have to speak to Lara's adviser Al Haymon, but we are very happy fighting on Showtime. They have given him the opportunities to showcase his talents and they will continue to do so. Lara has proved he's one of the best in the sport regardless of the weight division he fights in, so its a very intriguing match-up," DeCubas said. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 02-14-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14222236]I'm gonna further add to this, Lara has gained experience to deal with GGG's style by fighting Hernandez and Angulo (and no Im not saying they fight the exact same) while GGG has fought who? And leave the…

Comment by thatdudespits on 02-11-2014

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;14223782]Yea, lets compare a guy who fights world class competition with losses to world class competition to a guys who's been fighting domestic level competition. There really is no comparison.[/QUOTE] Werd. Baldomirs 9 losses really inflates that number which is…

Comment by NearHypnos on 02-10-2014

[QUOTE=jas;14224819]if those fights were to take place, he would be favourite to win at the sports betting shops... if you were to do a poll, most people would say hes the best middleweight.[/QUOTE] Berto was also favored over Ortrees. I…

Comment by jas on 02-10-2014

[QUOTE=-Kev-;14224804]So he would be favored to beat Froch, Kessler, Groves, Bika, Dirrell? Really, based on what win at MW? What win at MW makes him this favorite to beat any one at 168 excluding Ward? I'm not so sure he…

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 02-10-2014

Lara is a better fighter then Andy Lee!!!! Much Respect to Lara for calling out GGG!!:boxing:

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