Erislandy Lara Says Demetrius Andrade Priced Himself Out

By Elisinio Castillo

According to WBA, IBO junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs), he was looking forward to facing Olympian Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs), but claims the fight fell apart over money.

Andrade captured the WBA's "regular" version of the world title when he traveled to Germany last month to win a twelve round decision over Jack Culcay.

Lara hit the ring back in January and scored an easy knockout victory over Yuri Foreman.

erislandy-lara (10)

Lara has two more dates that were promised to him in 2017. One of those fights is being positioned to take place in the month of June. The boxer recently spent some time in Miami and is now back in training. He wants at least of those fights to be a unification or against someone of value.

"God willing I will be back in the ring in late June. My manager Luis DeCubas Jr. and Al Haymon called me and told me to start training. I only came to Miami to solve some personal problems, but I'm already in camp," Lara told George Ebro.

Lara says his opponent of choice was Andrade, who is also a former WBO champion. He says Andrade overpriced himself. If Lara is unable to get in the ring with Andrade, then he wants to have a unification with newly crowned IBF champion Jarrett Hurd, who is also handled by Al Haymon.

"I'd like to face Demetrius Andrade, who talks too much. But to tell you the truth, at the moment he doesn't want to face me. He is asking for a lot of money, an amount of money that he does not deserve. If we finally don't reach any type of agreement with Andrade, then we will be looking at Jarrett Hurd, the International Boxing Federation champion. I still have two more fights left in 2017. One of them will be against someone important," Lara said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 04-27-2017


Comment by deanrw on 04-27-2017

@HeruDat @AJ_VittoneFan @BooBooAndrade @Laraboxing @WBABoxing @GilberticoWBA @Newzz1211 @joedeguardia @BannerBoxing In rare reply to people commenting when they don't know facts: here is the fact-Lara team never…

Comment by JoeMan on 04-26-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;17619291]Lara and Andrade's camps are in talks, the talks have progressed to the point that money is being worked out, and Andrade's current ask (as far as Lara knows) is for more money than is currently being offered. The camps…

Comment by Deletrious on 04-26-2017

Lara's career has sucked since he left Golden Boy. He's getting paid well so I get it but come on, unify, fight someone meaningful. Last five opponents, Foreman, Martirosyan sequel no one asked for, Zaveck, Rodriguez, Smith. He and Andrade…

Comment by TheUptownKid on 04-26-2017

I like both Lara and Andrade would love to see them fight. Both parties have been guilty of posturing of late, hope personalities and egos can get out of the way of negotiations. It's money for prize fighting, no need…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (108)
Top Headlines Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch

Latest Active Forum Threads