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Photos: Caleb Truax, James DeGale - Face To Face in Las Vegas

World champions Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference for their 154-pound world title unification this Saturday, April 7 live on SHOWTIME® from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. (photos by Stephanie Trapp)

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WBA Champion Lara and IBF Champion Hurd will meet for just the sixth unification bout in division history in a fight that will help define the future of the 154-pound class. The winner of Lara-Hurd will join Hall of Famers Terry Norris, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Winky Wright, as well as Canelo Alvarez, as the only fighters to unify 154-pound titles. 

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Thursday's press conference also featured IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb Truax and former champion James DeGale, who meet in an immediate rematch of what was the near-universal upset of the year in 2017. In the opening bout of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, super welterweight contenders Julian Williams and Nathaniel Gallimore will face off in an IBF 154-pound world title eliminator.

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Tickets for the show, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, are on sale now and available by visiting AXS.com or the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Box Office.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sammybee on 04-06-2018

Easy win for Truax again. Truax will walk through anything Degale brings on board.

Comment by Idunnoshet on 04-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18644652]Dont act like a fraud E.U bum jr. was more hyped by the Brits than a proven world champion in James Degale -- don't act like these UK fanboys on NSB ever made threads about James while he was winning…

Comment by Mammoth on 04-05-2018

War Truax!!!!!

Comment by bboy80 on 04-05-2018

As long as Degale stays off the ropes, he should easily take this rematch. For some reason he has always backed onto the ropes throughout his career, why I don't know. Personally would of liked him to be with a…

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 04-05-2018

DeGale's face looks a little busted up. Guess from all the sparring. DeGale is a warrior with a heart the size of Africa, but he's a little on the worn out side. May the better boxer win!

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