Erislandy Lara Aims To Dispose of Gausha - Target WBC, IBF Belts

WBA/IBO junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara is hoping that his next fight, against undefeated Terrell Gausha, will be the final step before facing the other champions in his weight division.

Lara's fight with Gausha will top a Showtime televised tripleheader on October 14 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Two other world champions in the division will defend their titles on the card. Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) will defend the WBC junior middleweight title against mandatory challenger Erickson "Hammer" Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs), while IBF chmapion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs) will make his first title defense against tough former world champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout (30-3, 17 KOs).

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The 29-year-old Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs), of Cleveland, Ohio has never faced anyone even close to the level of Lara. In his last two outings, he won a hard-fought decision over Steven Martinez last August and followed it up with a victory over Luis Hernandez on Feb. 10. 

Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs), by far, has the edge in experience with fights against fighters like Canelo Alvarez, Trout, Alfredo Angulo, Carlos Molina, and several others.

The Cuban fighter is not overlooking the abilities of Gausha, but plans to put him away and then go after the winners of the IBF, WBC titles fights.

"This is an interesting fight versus an undefeated U.S. Olympian in Terrell Gausha. I know he will be ready because it's his opportunity to beat the best fighter in the division and become a champion. But come fight night, he will quickly realize and know why I'm the consensus No. 1 super welterweight in the world.  After this performance, I look forward to, one-by-one, adding a WBC and IBF title to my collection," Lara said.

Tickets to the event start at $50 (not including applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Friday, September 1 at noon ET. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by genrick on 09-10-2017

[QUOTE=garfios;18033709]you didn't answer the question? How many boxers are willing to fight him?[/QUOTE] It's a stupid question. Who would even know how many? Do you? Show me evidence if you do. Have you asked Jermell? Lara was supposed to participate…

Comment by garfios on 09-10-2017

[QUOTE=genrick;18007180]You can no longer make that as an excuse. He either shares part of his $1 mil purses for Zaveck-type fights, or make Haymon find the extra money for the risk his opponents are making. Jacobs vs GGG would not…

Comment by JoeMan on 09-01-2017

[U]Erislandy Lara is joke![/U] [url][/url]

Comment by genrick on 09-01-2017

[QUOTE=garfios;18007112]Do you know how many 154 pounders would like to fight Lara? Is not only about who you want to fight, also who is willing to fight you. He need a dancing partner.[/QUOTE] You can no longer make that as…

Comment by garfios on 09-01-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18005774]LOL yea it seems like every Lara fight has a footnote of "next time...blah blah blah...big fight...blah blah blah" that never happens. Eventually I guess it has to be right doe cuz they gotta cash out sooner or later…

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