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Lara looking to win back the WBA title

Former WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (25-3-3,14 KOs) will attempt to regain his former belt against Ramon Alvarez (28-7-3,16 KOs) when they square off for the vacant title on Saturday night at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 36-year-old Lara is coming off a draw in March against then-champion Brian Castano, who was stripped of the title in June when he couldn’t come to terms to fight mandatory challenger Michel Soro. This left the title vacant.

Alvarez is coming into the fight from a split decision over Jose Carlos Paz in April. Alvarez is the brother of Canelo Alvarez.

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  • I’d rather be seeing Erislandy Lara vs Errol Spence, and Shawn Porter vs Ramon Alvarez on the undercard. The Spence vs Porter undercard is a bunch of crap, especially for pay per view.

  • Amazing how the influences make miracles. Ramon Alvarez is just a pedestrian journeyman brother of Canelo Alvarez, who at 33 is at the end of the line, but still get a shot to a worthless belt against a man, that as him is at the end of the line, being big difference that Lara deserves this shot and is a hell of a good fighter. While Lara arrives to this opportunity with only two losses in the last 7 years (one against Ramon Alvarez brother in a very debatable decision and the other against Jarret Hurd), Ramon Alvarez, for some how, get this shot having being starched by the washed up of Brandon Rios last year and then a win over a water vendor. Really bad this stuff. I hope Lara trashes bad this guy to show the ones behind this aberration that influences not always work.

  • There must be a good reason why Carlos Adames is not facing Lara instead of Ramon Alvarez. Carlos Adames could be the next star at 154

  • The stench of sanctioning bodies like the WBA pollutes the sport. It is even sadder that television networks buy this crap of an A-list boxer vs a journeyman.

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