Lara Seeks Revenge
Erislandy Lara looks to claim his status as a world champion on August 31st, as he battles Ramon Alvarez for the vacant WBA super welterweight championship from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lara seeks revenge against Alvarez, who’s brother, Canelo beat him by a controversial decision in 2014 and is fully prepared.
“Everything is going great out here in Las Vegas as I wrap up camp for my title fight,” Lara said at his media workout on Monday. “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.”
“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,” Lara said of the clash on FOX. “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.”
“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.”