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Former Canelo Foe Erislandy Lara Calls Golovkin Rematch a ‘Classic’ And Would Love to Face Either Man

Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara fought to a close battle in 2014 (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

Former WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara knows all too well what’s it’s like being in the ring vs. Canelo Alvarez. The two faced off in July of 2014 in Las Vegas, with Canelo scoring a razor thin split-decision victory that Lara adamantly claims he deserved to win. This past weekend in Las Vegas, Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) was again in a close battle, as he edged out a majority decision over former lineal middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s) to capture the WBA and WBC middleweight titles.

Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs) was far more optimistic when watching the Canelo vs. Golovkin matchup, offering praise to both men after the match inside of the T-Mobile Arena.

PHOTOS: Erislandy Lara (153.5) vs. Jarrett Hurd (153) Official Weigh-In

Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd Face Off on Saturday night (Photo: Stephanie Trapp - SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, April 7, IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd will face off with WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara in a classic unification match to be aired on SHOWTIME from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. It’s a match showcasing the power and aggression of Hurd (21-0, 15 KO’s) vs. the finesse, experience, and sharp-shooting of Lara (25-2-2, 14 KO’s).

“They are over here saying I’m not ready,” Hurd stated at the weigh-in. ” I’m more than ready. This is my time right now. I’m ready to get on that stage and show the world why I’ve been asking for this fight. We know he’s going to use the entire ring, but you can’t run from ‘Swift’ Jarrett Hurd for 12 rounds. We know we are going to be in his face and know he’ll have to engage at some point.”

Team Lara lash out following split decision loss to Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas

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Canelo Alvarez speaks following his split-decision victory over Erislandy Lara

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Post-fight coverage from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas…

Canelo Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara Official Weigh in from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

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Photos: Final Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara press conference from Las Vegas

Photos from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) and former titlist Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez host the media ahead of their clash on Showtime pay per view.

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Photos: Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara host media workouts as fight week in Vegas continues

Photos from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO’s) host the media ahead of their showdown on Showtime pay per view this Saturday night.

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Erislandy Lara remembers breaking away from Cuba

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Go behind the scenes with WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) as he speaks with Yahoo! columnist Kevin Iole about his break away from his native Cuba years back. Lara faces off with Saul Alvarez on Showtime pay per view on Saturday night, July 12

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara Grand Arrivals and Faceoff from the MGM Grand

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All-access coverage from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) and Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO’s) make their grand arrivals prior to their clash on Showtime pay per view on Saturday

Canelo vs. Lara Fight Week is Here [Preview Clip courtesy of OfficeHanchoBoxing]

Another fight week in Las Vegas is upon us, as Mexican superstar and former world champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara make their grand arrivals to the MGM Grand later today. Canelo and Lara clash this Saturday on Showtime pay per view.

Photos: Erislandy Lara Las Vegas media day ahead of Canelo showdown

Photos from the Long Life Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as as WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) hosts the media ahead of his Julye 12 clash on Showtime pay per view vs. Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO’s).

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All Access: Canelo vs. Lara – Episode 1 Clip [Erislandy Lara's story]

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Check out this recent Showtime clip about WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara ahead of his July 12 clash on Showtime pay per view vs. Canelo Alvarez.  In this video you will see a side to the Cuban star that has yet to be seen.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara Los Angeles press conference highlights

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HustleBoss.com was on hand in Los Angeles for the kickoff press conference between Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara.

Erislandy Lara wasn’t impressed by Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson catches up with WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara, as he discusses Canelo Alvarez’s victory over Alfredo Angulo on Showtime pay per view

For interview in Spanish check out BoxeoMundial.com, as Jose Martino talks to Lara at http://www.boxeomundial.com/video-erislandy-lara-nos-habla-sobre-su-proximo-combate-el-2-de-mayo-con-ishe-smith-2/

Ishe Smith returns to camp; talks Molina, the Charlo brothers, Canelo, Erislandy Lara, more

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Chris Robinson catches up with former IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith (25-6, 11 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he discusses his return to training camp, his desire for rematch vs. Carlos Molina, the next tests for the Twin Charlo brothers, Saul Alvarez vs. Alfredo Anuglo, and more.

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PHOTOS: Erislandy Lara overcomes two knockdowns; stops Alfredo Angulo in the 10th

Erislandy Lara vs. Alfredo Angulo on Saturday night in Carson, California (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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Photos from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., as Cuba’s Erislandy Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO’s), captured a 10th round TKO over Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18 KO’s) in a wild fight.

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Lara was dropped hard in rounds four and nine but caught Angulo with a crisp shot in the 10th that forced him to turn away, with the fight being called off moments later.

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PHOTOS: Marcos Maidana, Josesito Lopez, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo, Jermell Charlo, and Demetrius Hopkins make weight

Text by Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

Weights are in for tomorrow night’s Showtime-televised triple header from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. In a welterweight attracition, Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) came in at 147 pounds while Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) made weight at 145 pounds.

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Also on the card is a junior middleweight attraction between contenders Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s), who weighed 153.8 pounds and Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s), who weighed 153 pounds.

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Junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo (20-0, 10 KO’s) made weight at 153.6 pounds while his opponent, Philadelphia’s Demetrius Hopkins (33-2-1, 13 KO’s), weighed 153.

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Exclusive PHOTOS: Media Day in Carson with Marcos Maidana, Josesito Lopez, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo, Jermell Charlo, and Demetrius Hopkins

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Images from Wednesday’s media day at the Fabela Chavez Boxing Center in Carson, California ahead of Saturday night’s clash between former champion Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) and Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s).

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Also on the card is a junior middleweight attraction between contenders Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) and Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s), as well as a match between junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo (20-0, 10 KO’s) and Philadelphia’s Demetrius Hopkins (33-2-1, 13 KO’s).

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