Erislandy Lara Talks Training Camp, Zaveck Matchup and More

ERISLANDY LARA GIVES TRAINING CAMP UPDATE BEFORE PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON ESPN MAIN EVENT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 FROM HIALEAH PARK RACING & CASINO

Super Welterweight Champion Talks Training, Zaveck Matchup and More

HOUSTON (November 19, 2015) – Super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) is wrapping up his final days of training camp in anticipation for his upcoming fight against former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs). Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN comes Wednesday, November 25 from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Lara, who is recognized as one of the top fighters in the super welterweight division, is coming off two dominating performances. He soundly beat former world champion Ishe Smith and Delvin Rodriguez within the last twelve months and looks to keep his momentum going on November 25.

Here is what Lara had to say leading up to his fight:

On fighting on ESPN as part of a Thanksgiving special broadcast:

“I think it’s great to be fighting the day before Thanksgiving. Most people will be starting their four-day weekend on that Wednesday, November 25th. Most families will be gathering around the television that evening so everyone should be tuning in.”

On his matchup with Zan Zaveck:

“I’m expecting a very tough fight from Zaveck. He applies a lot of pressure so I have to be ready for this style. One things for sure, I’ll be the one dictating the pace.”

On training camp with Ronnie Shields:

“Training camp has been tough. Ronnie and I are not taking this fight lightly. Zaveck has been in the ring with a lot of good fighters so he knows every trick in the book. Ronnie has watched his last few fights and he’s come up with a great game plan. We got great sparring for this fight and I’m in great shape.”

On fighting in Miami where there will be a large amount of Cuban fans attending:

“The Cuban fans are deep in Miami and I have a lot of friends out there who will come to see me fight. I lived out there for a few years so I’m expecting to see everyone show up.”

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $100, $75, $50, $35 and $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.myticketforce.com, by phone at (877) 840-0457 or at the Hialeah Park casino cage.

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COMMENTS

-deepwater2 :

I think the translator might have made a mistake. The translator states that Lara said, "I expect a tough fight from my opponent." What Lara really said. "It was tough to dig up this opponent and fly him over here from Slovenia." Other things Lara might have said: I hope the boxing fans forgot that Berto knocked out Zaveck. I couldn't stop the zombie,Delvin,so my team had to fly in a stiff. If Thurman can outbox Zaveck and shut him out,then it should be easy for me.


-amayseng :

I think the translator might have made a mistake. The translator states that Lara said, "I expect a tough fight from my opponent." What Lara really said. "It was tough to dig up this opponent and fly him over here from Slovenia." Other things Lara might have said: I hope the boxing fans forgot that Berto knocked out Zaveck. I couldn't stop the zombie,Delvin,so my team had to fly in a stiff. If Thurman can outbox Zaveck and shut him out,then it should be easy for me.
hahaha Lara just keeps going backwards and further away from the light.. Who is his manager? Oh ya


-vasja :

I think the translator might have made a mistake. The translator states that Lara said, "I expect a tough fight from my opponent." What Lara really said. "It was tough to dig up this opponent and fly him over here from Slovenia." Other things Lara might have said: I hope the boxing fans forgot that Berto knocked out Zaveck. I couldn't stop the zombie,Delvin,so my team had to fly in a stiff. If Thurman can outbox Zaveck and shut him out,then it should be easy for me.
I agree with you that it will be an easy fight for Lara. He can definitely outbox Zaveck. Regarding the Berto fight, it was a TKO (RTD). It was stopped because Zaveck could not see, but, due to a head butt. Not really a boxing lesson on Berto's behalf. To me it really seemed that they were equal and Zaveck gotten the better of it in the last two rounds (I am still buthurt about this one :) ). Still, Lara is no Berto. And although Zaveck is extremly durable, Keith was plummeting him all night with vicious shots, given that this fight is a division higher we might even ses a KO. In any case I think boxingwise Lara is a few classes higher than Zaveck.


-oubobcat :

I think the translator might have made a mistake. The translator states that Lara said, "I expect a tough fight from my opponent." What Lara really said. "It was tough to dig up this opponent and fly him over here from Slovenia." Other things Lara might have said: I hope the boxing fans forgot that Berto knocked out Zaveck. I couldn't stop the zombie,Delvin,so my team had to fly in a stiff. If Thurman can outbox Zaveck and shut him out,then it should be easy for me.
This is a pointless fight. I'd rather see a rematch with Ishe Smith for Lara than this fight (not that I really want to see that again). Zaveck is tough but slow and comes forward in a plodding motion which will suit perfectly for Lara's counterpunching style. And Lara is also safety first so he will counter move counter move for 12 rounds of one sided boring action. Actually, I'd much rather see Zaveck-Delvin Rodriguez. That would be a fun brawl.