Erislandy Lara and his trainer Ronnie Shields stated their case to the boxing media for why the split-decision loss against Canelo Alvarez should have gone their way at the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez scored a split decision against Erislandy Lara in a difficult tactical 12-round fight but the debate on who should have won their showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas raged on long after the fight was over.
Mexican star Canelo Alvarez and Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara spoke about the historic boxing traditions of their nations at the final press conference for their Showtime Pay Per View showdown on Saturday.
Not only does a confident Erislandy Lara plan leaving Las Vegas a winner on July 12, he’s already making a list of who he would like to see in the opposite corner after a victory over Saul Alvarez.
Carlos Molina wants Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, “whoever,” after dethroning Ishe Smith as IBF junior middleweight beltholder on Saturday.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”