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Erislandy Lara looking forward to Alvarez Saturday

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Erislandy Lara looking forward to Alvarez Saturday

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Erislandy Lara looking forward to Alvarez Saturday

Former world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara looks to get back in the championship title picture when he takes on Ramon Alvarez this Saturday on Fox for the vacant WBA Super Welterweight title. Preparing this time around after his draw with Brain Castano back in March is trainer Ismael Salas, who he has worked with before.

Here is what Lara had to say as he prepares for his upcoming battle against Alvarez in his upcoming training camp from Las Vegas.

(All photo credits by Team Lara)

On this training camp:

“Everything is going great out here in Las Vegas as I wrap up camp for my title fight. The sparring partners really pushed me to my limits, and I know mentally that I’m fully prepared for this fight. Everything…my timing, my stamina, my mental fortitude, it’s all on point right now.”


On his fight against Ramon Alvarez:

“This will be a good fight for the fans because I know Ramon Alvarez is coming with everything he’s got.  I know he’ll be looking to end all controversy about me getting robbed when I fought his brother Canelo.  Everyone knows I won that fight, so I’m going to take it out on Ramon. He’s had plenty of time to prepare for this bout, as I did, so we will both be performing at our very best. Stylistically, I feel I have the advantages. I’m going into this fight with the mindset to dominate and score a knockout.”

On training with Ismael Salas:

“Training with Salas has brought back some good memories as he was my coach when I first turned professional. We are working on a lot of fundamentals with a few twists. Salas and I have sharpened up all my tools and I’m taking this fight very seriously. We have a great game plan in place.”


On fighting for the vacant WBA Super Welterweight title:

“I going to reclaim my status as the best fighter in the super welterweight division. Winning the WBA world title on Saturday will be the biggest step yet in getting back there. After I win this belt, I’m going to defend it against all the top contenders and champions they put in front of me.”


On fighting in the main event on FOX and FOX Deportes:

FOX is a huge outlet for boxing and I love fighting on their network. Knowing that there will be millions of viewers tuning in is a tremendous blessing to everyone who fights on FOX. I’m excited to showcase my skills on a tremendous platform that’s bringing boxing to so many fans all over the country..”

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