Lem Satterfield

Could Lara face Dzinziruk or Trout?

Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara is being considered for bouts opposite either WBO titleholder Sergei Dzinziruk or WBA “regular” beltholder Austin Trout on HBO on Nov. 5 in Mexico, his manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., told RingTV. com on Monday.

Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs), Dzinziruk (37-1, 23 KOs) and Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) are all southpaws.

“It looks like it might be on Nov. 5 on HBO and that it might be in Mexico. But it’s not a done deal with Dzinziruk, because Dzinzirik fights in September,” said DeCubas Jr.

“If not Dzinziruk, then it looks like we’ll be looking at Austin Trout. It looks like Lara will be opening up on HBO against one of those two guys on HBO. It’s got to be somebody who is credible.”

Lara is coming off of a disputed majority decision loss to another southpaw, three-time titleholder alt (40-2, 27 KOs) in July that many ringsiders believed Lara had won.

DeCubas said that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and Dzinziruk’s promoter Gary Shaw have been working on a deal for the bout.

“Nobody’s made me an offer, and I haven’t heard from anybody,” said Shaw.Schaefer could not be reached.

“Richard Schaefer’s the one who called me on it, and he’s doing his best to get him back on HBO after the last fight,” said DeCubas Jr.

“So we’ll see if we can’t get Dzinziruk first, then we’ll move on to Austin Trout or the next available.”

Dzinziruk  will defend his belt in a rematch with Lukas Konecny on Sept. 30 in the Czech Republic.

Konecny (47-3, 22 KOs) has won 11 straight since having losing a majority decision in 2008 to Dzinziruk, who must now face Konecny as his mandatory defense in Konecny’s home country.


Lem Satterfield can be reached at lem.satterfield@gmail.com

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