Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara spoke to the media about his dramatic 10th-round TKO of Alfredo Angulo, who scored two knockdowns. Prospect Jermell Charlo also spoke, as did Angulo’s trainer Virgil Hunter, who made classy remarks on behalf of his injured fighter.
The participants Showtime’s June 8 cofeatured bouts looked ready at Friday’s weigh-in. Marcos Maidana weighed 147 pounds for his welterweight showdown with Josesito Lopez, who weighed 145. Erislandy Lara weighed 153.8 for his junior middleweight fight with Alfredo Angulo, who weighed 153.5.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara faces Alfredo Angulo in the Showtime-televised co-feature to the June 8 Marcos Maidana-Josesito Lopez fight. “Angulo stands in my way of becoming a world champion and I’m not going to let him derail me from my goal,” Lara told RingTV.com.
RingTV spoke to both Erislandy Lara and Alfredo Angulo at the L.A. presser for their Showtime-televised junior middleweight fight on June 8. Angulo said “He’s a tremendous fighter and I love the tough fights.” Lara said “It’s a good matchup, boxer vs. puncher. Angulo comes forward and I’m a technician.”