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Lara vs. Andrade Negotiations To Begin in September?

By Steve Kim

Despite rumblings that Erislandy Lara, the WBA 'super' champion at 154, was taking a stay-busy bout in the fall, the representatives of Demetrius Andrade (who holds the 'regular' version of that title) believe they are next in line to face the Cuban southpaw.

Artie Pelullo, who co-promotes Andrade with Joe DeGuardia, explained to BoxingScene.com - "We're supposed to start negotiating in September for the fight(with Lara) to happen before the end of the year. Now, I don't think Lara can take a fight in October like he's planning on. So I believe that he's not allowed to take a fight like we're not allowed to take a fight in October or November because negotiations begin in September.

"So I don't believe that Lara can take a fight in October. I understand he put in the media that he's looking for a fight and that he has an opponent  - but he doesn't have a date or a TV slot and in my opinion Lara's trying to do things to avoid fighting Demetrius Andrade."

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Andrade (24-0, 16 KOs) captured the 'regular' version of the WBA 154-pound title by defeating Jack Culcay on March 11th in Germany, and he believed a shot was secured at tLara (24-2-2, 14 KOs).

But there are reports that Lara will take another fight instead in the fall. BoxingScene.com was advised that Lara and his handlers are waiting to receive word on a finalized date and venue.

Lara, who also holds the IBO title, has been out of the ring since January, when he easily stopped former world champion Yuri Foreman.

Both Lara and Andrade saw action a single time in 2016 and so far each man has only had a single bout in 2017.

Efforts to reach WBA president, Gilberto Mendoza, were unsuccessful. Mendoza has been campaigning since early 2016 to abolish the issue of multiple WBA titles in each weight division.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 09-11-2017

Waste of a good fighter right here... Just go to 160 already Andrade, nobody is gonna fight you at 154, they're all with Haymon and aren't even fighting each other. You'll never get your shot

Comment by Pigeons on 09-11-2017

[QUOTE=Chrismart;18037007]''Demetrius Andrade will fight on HBO’s Oct. 21 card headlined by junior lightweight titlist Jezreel Corrales’ defense against Alberto Machado at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, but whether he will defend his secondary junior middleweight world…

Comment by Chrismart on 09-11-2017

''Demetrius Andrade will fight on HBO’s Oct. 21 card headlined by junior lightweight titlist Jezreel Corrales’ defense against Alberto Machado at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, but whether he will defend his secondary junior middleweight world…

Comment by JoeMan on 09-03-2017

So nothing happened in this so-called September negotiations. Nobody has any inside info. All we can do is speculate. Like Lara asking $2 mil or more for the fight. Haymon can only offer $700K. He settles for Gausha hoping to…

Comment by el_locoteee on 09-01-2017

[QUOTE=Pigeons;18007626]What about Carlos Molina? What about the Martirosyan fights?[/QUOTE] lol Carlos Molina was 6 years ago, when Lara was coming from 4 straight first round KO fights and without knowing Molina Style try to K.O. him the first half of…

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