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Video: Erislandy Lara Vows To Do a Number on Jarrett Hurd

Video Ryan Burton

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)

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. 

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.

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

Don't know why they keep mentioning Williams, who was already past his prime and about to retire. Lara got hit a lot too in that fight. Fact that the judges gave it to Paul.

Comment by Thraxox on 04-06-2018

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;18647488]Lara is going to run just like he did against Canelo. He probably thinks that he is fighting another Paul Williams[/QUOTE] Except this Williams has bulk, and isn't coming off from a Marquez-Pacquiao esque knockout.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 04-06-2018

Lara is going to run just like he did against Canelo. He probably thinks that he is fighting another Paul Williams

Comment by lizard_man on 04-06-2018

Lara will be booed out of the sport after this fight. He wouldn't dare and fight against Hurd. This is gonna look worse than he did against canelo. Dude is going to run for his life. They'll give the decision…

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