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Smith: Erislandy Lara is No Boogeyman To Worry About

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former International Boxing Federation [IBF] junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith will get a second chance to capture a world title when he challenges 'WBA' regular champion Erislandy Lara over twelve rounds at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 2 in Las Vegas. The FS1 televised card takes place on the eve of the Mayweather-Maidana Showtime PPV from the MGM Grand.

Smith lost his title to Carlos Molina last September on the Mayweather-Canelo undercard.

Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs), avoided by many of the top fighters, is a heavy favorite to defeat Smith (25-6, 11KOs). This could be Smith's final attempt at a world title and he plans to make the most of it.

“It’s still Floyd’s belt as far as I’m concerned,” Smith told Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review Journal. “I’m just going to bring it back into the family.”

“I don’t see no boogeyman to worry about. I respect him, but I just need to be myself and fight my fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DLT on 04-08-2014

is he still ducking? and you know who Im speaking to

Comment by racostaa on 03-24-2014

[QUOTE=Augustane;14359772]Lara isn't the boogeyman. This match up is. It'll put people to sleep and cause nightmares.[/QUOTE]ill love to hear the new excuse canelo will have when lara wins smith as i hope he will and canelo win cotto as should…

Comment by Augustane on 03-24-2014

Lara isn't the boogeyman. This match up is. It'll put people to sleep and cause nightmares.

Comment by icha on 03-24-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14359659]You mean like this? [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/lara-vs-trout-regular-wba-title-stake--70830[/url] [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] so he actually fought trout coming off a loss for that title, that is as bad as canelo fighting hatton for the wbc title... they but deserved…

Comment by racostaa on 03-24-2014

[QUOTE=icha;14359636]im done with you buddy, very few care about lara and his fans but you are so annoying, hopefully the fight gets done soon so that we can rid of all you..[/QUOTE]good. And if canelo wins ill congratulate you. Stop…

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