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Lara's Manager Talks Officials For Canelo Bout, More

By Rick Reeno

Luis DeCubas Jr., manager of WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs), spoke with BoxingScene.com, about the three appointed judges for the upcoming fight with Mexican superstar, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs), which is scheduled to take place on July 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. DeCubas also commented on a recent article where Golden Boy Promotions Vice President, Eric Gomez, made it clear that his company is not favoritism to either side in the contest. 

On Golden Boy VP Statements on Lara

"Like I said before, Golden Boy has been a pleasure to deal with through the years. I'm very happy that Eric came out to Lara's defense and stating that either way there is no favorite for them and Golden boy will be happy with either fighter winning this fight. I know personally that a lot of Golden Boy employees feel the same way and I have expressed this to Lara."

On Thoughts Regarding Judge Levi Martinez's Mexican Heritage.

"Levi Martinez's credibility and experience has never crossed my mind. He calls it how he sees it his resume speaks for itself. I do not feel that him being Mexico will play a factor in the fight. His reputation, like I said before, is second to none and I know he will call a fair fight. He's a very honorable man. From his past scorecards for example he had Lomenchenko beating Salido, a fighter from Mexico. So if it didn't play a factor there or in past fights it won't be a factor now.

Thoughts Regarding Jerry Roth and Dave Morreti Judging Canelo's Last Fight and if That Will Be a Factor.

Mr. Roth and Mr. Morreti are not only the two of the best judges in Las Vegas but in the world. They both have been judging fights before Lara and Canelo were even born so I'm not worried about that at all. Clean boxing is clean boxing, ring generalship counts for a lot in this sport and that's what you will see on July 12. Lara will win rounds and he will be given credit for them I'm sure of it. We are very happy with these Hall of fame judges. Very happy.

On The Crowd Playing a Factor on The Scoring.

"Now that would worry me if it wasn't for the experience of these judges. Sometimes the crowd noise does play a factor but I think its pretty obvious that Canelo will have a big fan base there and the judges know that and fans tend to cheer with their hearts but judges score fights with their eyes not their ears, so once again I'm not worried. Remember I said this several times Roth, Morreti and Martinez will call a fair fight they are great officials.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BendOver on 06-25-2014

this decuba is douchbag, he is been pay before and they paying him now he has never ask for a fight against ginger, all this $h1t about going to the press conference must had come from Shields or in fact…

Comment by PRPOWERPUNCHES on 06-24-2014

[QUOTE=Golovkin;14695004]This fight doesn't need any judges, Canelo is stopping Lara in 7.[/QUOTE] I find it a bit odd that mostly all the questions in this interview were about the judges and not the fighters...:ugh:

Comment by Golovkin on 06-24-2014

This fight doesn't need any judges, Canelo is stopping Lara in 7.

Comment by BOXEO _ on 06-24-2014

Good stuff. It's never good to trash talk judges before a fight.

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 06-24-2014

Somebody has already been paid , take that to the bank

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