PICK ME! Lara Raises His Hand, Craves Golovkin Clash

He has fought world class opposition, has beaten most of them, has some solid name recognition, and he’s more than willing to climb up from junior middle, up to middleweight, to test the middleweight king…

Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, age 32) would like the world to know that he’s willing, and he believes he’s able, to not only test Gennady Golovkin, but best Triple G, given the opportunity.

Manager Luis De Cubas checked in with TSS, and told us that his guy, should he get past Delvin Rodriguez in his June 12 test, would love to show boxing nation that his skill set would be the first to smear the GGG record.

“I think people are overlooking Lara as a foe, Tripe G versus Lara can be made, and I think it’s a tremendous fight,” LDC told me. “I think Lara is the best Gennady has faced and to be honest, I’m not sure Gennady is the best Lara has faced. Canelo, Paul Williams…I’m not sure we can say the same for Golovkin.”

De Cubas thinks maybe the esteemed Abel Sanchez doesn’t know in his heart that GGG can better the Cuban cutie, a lefty, so he’s not inclined to warmly embrace the potential match. Now, some fans haven’t either, when I’ve seen it floated on the net. De Cubas told me his kid can be in fan-friendly fights, as he was against Alfredo Angulo, and believes the style clash would make GGG-Lara entertaining to all. It would be the American dream to upset the Golovkin apple cart, De Cubas continued, and the fight can be made, being that Al Haymon, Lara’s advisor, was open to making #MayPac.

De Cubas admits GGG-Lara isn’t the only fight that can be made; a rumored GGG-Froch face-off has its appeal, he admitted.

As for maybe having to do a “tryout” at 160, De Cubas said that’s nonsense, his kid has proved his worth, and doesn’t have to prove his worth six pounds north. “He’s not a guy who needs to go up and prove himself.” If Gabe Rosado can go up and get a title shot then certainly Lara can, he noted. “Gennady is open to taking a few to land and won’t be cautious, like Canelo was,” the manager continued. Gennady will have to close the distance on Lara, as Pacman should have, as it was incumbent upon him to do so when The Congressman faced Floyd Mayweather, DE Cubas stated.

Readers, talk me…you like GGG-Lara? Should the Cuban be next for GGG, if the politics could be hashed out?

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COMMENTS

-deepwater2 :

I'm all for it. Lara has to go up to 160 and tsAH must approve it. Not sure if Triple fits into tsAH's monopoly game. If froch can't come to terms than Triple should start negotiations with Lara's boss.


-Gabrielito :

Great fight for GGG to generate comparisons against Canelo. If he can beat Lara decisively he has leverage. Which leads to Andre Ward ....he has a wolf at the front door and a tiger at the back. GGG and Krusher have him surrounded.


-brownsugar :

GGG will completely annihilate Lara if he can prevent getting cut up from Lara's excellent straight left.


-brownsugar :

Great fight for GGG to generate comparisons against Canelo. If he can beat Lara decisively he has leverage. Which leads to Andre Ward ....he has a wolf at the front door and a tiger at the back. GGG and Krusher have him surrounded.
Good comments


-Chris L :

I wanna see this fight, if Lara comes to bring the pain (unlike the Canelo fight; despite saying he was all for it), then I think he would have a serious chance of winning.


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

GGG may win this fight but would probaby look terrible doing so. It would go 12 rounds in my opinion and Lara would do well .