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Lara's Return Eyed For November, Wants Kirkland, Smith

By Elisinio Castillo

According to manager Luis DeCubas Jr., the return of WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) is being targeted for November. Lara has already returned to gym. Last month he suffered a close and some called controversial majority decision loss to Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"We are making plans for Lara to step into the ring as soon as possible and it seems that it will be in November. Along with [his adviser] Al Haymon, we're going together a strategy to keep Lara at the top and give him a better future," DeCubas told George Ebro.

There are two names being looked at as possible opponents, James Kirkland and former champion Ishe Smith. Lara was scheduled to face Smith earlier this year, but the Cuban boxer withdrew to face Canelo in July.

"This is a fight that will serve as a launching point to a new stage in the career of Lara,'' said DeCubas. Al Haymon has assured me that there will be more and better things in his way and in his next fight he will get a seven-figure sum. So he will be fine."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BendOver on 08-20-2014

[QUOTE=mex602;14871903]except for the 4 cuban trolls on here no one wants to see LADRA fight again...the trolls will be gone soon since the cuban track team has ZERO prospects... Lara vs Mayorga on ESPN the Ocho...make it happen..the twitter war…

Comment by thiefery on 08-20-2014

Seems Kirkland may be in play since he's not fighting canelo in December, however he will be on the card. Guess canelo realized that James may be a legit threat to derail his cotto plans for next year.

Comment by Bardock on 08-20-2014

[QUOTE=Jalisciense909;14870500]It's cute how they mention Kirkland, I'm pretty sure Kirkland would choose Canelo and this: [IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUFZ0zyCYAAch5W.jpg[/IMG] Not Lara and this: [IMG]http://www.boxing.com/images/sized/images/articles/empty_ring-530x317.jpg[/IMG] :ugh:[/QUOTE] LMAO and not 1 of his "die hard" NSB fans would be there I can guarantee it. :lol1:

Comment by Bardock on 08-20-2014

[QUOTE=mex602;14871903]except for the 4 cuban trolls on here no one wants to see LADRA fight again...the trolls will be gone soon since the cuban track team has ZERO prospects... Lara vs Mayorga on ESPN the Ocho...make it happen..the twitter war…

Comment by Yogi007 on 08-20-2014

Who ever Lara fights, one thing is for sure, they couldn't pay me enough to watch it.

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