Tumbo says…, “Trout, Mayweather, Angulo, and Molina are at least as proven as Lara.”
Trout sure as HELL isn’t.. Trout couldn’t land a significant punch on Lara—after beating the trash out of Miguel Cotto, 118-110. Cotto wasn’t a contest—Lara was a baptizm… It goes to show how far Lara has brought his game up with constant sparring with the Charlos Bros.
Not only did Lara show Trout things he never saw before … he could probably pull some masterful moves on Mayweather … Floyd doesn’t want to find out.
And neither does Canelo — although Canelo-Lara is the most logical fight in the world.Posted March 26, 2014 8:56 pm
“claim Lara has “no fan base” but then they’ll go on to fight someone like Carlos Molina”. TITOPA, Trout, Mayweather, Angulo, and Molina are at least as proven as Lara. moreover, Molina beat Lara’s ass coming off of a long layoff and Angulo was beating Lara’s ass before being derailed by that hematoma. Lara’s being avoided by NObody especially Canelo. that’s just Lara’s hype-machine working overtime. in fact, the Canelo that blew-out Angulo would have just as easily steamrolled over Lara. No Doubt.Posted March 26, 2014 7:56 pm
Lara vs KirklandPosted March 26, 2014 5:10 pm
This will be a horrible snorebore fight. How’s Smith getting this opportunity? Everyone knows he’s going to run and hold all night. Ban Smith from TV.Posted March 26, 2014 1:39 pm
TARK – EVER!! This is their #1 excuse now.
“He has no fan base”
Which is funny, cause you’ll see Canelo in the ring with someone who has FAR LESS credentials than Lara.Posted March 26, 2014 11:27 am
Ishe Smith is a so-so fighter who’s filling empty spaces for Erislandy Lara.Posted March 26, 2014 11:17 am
This is pathetic… We won’t be seeing Lara-Canelo EVER!!!
No freakin’ kidding.Posted March 26, 2014 12:42 am
This is a stay busy fight for Lara, nothing more. It puts some bucks in the bank, and keeps him ticking along. Lara wins easily and Smith makes a nice tidy sum too. Neither will be complaining post fight.Posted March 25, 2014 8:52 pm
This isn’t the most appealing fight out there, but Smith is deserving of another title shot, since he just recently lost his belt. But I’m not sure where he goes after this probable loss.Posted March 25, 2014 8:46 pm
i respect lara, hes a great fighter….lets see lara vs kirkland.Posted March 25, 2014 8:23 pm
Easy win for Lara, but a decent pay day for Smith. Both guys win in a way. Smith commits to counter-punching too much and doesn’t press the action. Lara will pick him apart because of it.Posted March 25, 2014 8:20 pm
Lara is a special good boy. He made me go quiet when I got an unexpected call out. Little Jnr Middleweights are my bread and butter but he is too dangerous. I’ll stick to calling out Welterweight Floyd.Posted March 25, 2014 6:52 pm
Jake Lead Rights
Ishe Smith! Why? he’s like the turd that won’t flush. He’s boring and never throws any punches. it’s like he gets stage fright. There was a time when Ish was one to watchout for. Now he’s the one to step over. Sorry Ishe your whole boxing style and aggressiveness went away when you came out in the boxing reality show. Not sure what happened but you lost it young man.Posted March 25, 2014 6:32 pm
The Mad Scientist – Yeah that’s true. I too want to see Lara vs Canelo, but Canelo and team will continuously claim Lara has “no fan base” but then they’ll go on to fight someone like Carlos Molina.Posted March 25, 2014 5:48 pm
Anonymous – That’s a shame. I wish ESB would go back to blocking IP addresses, rid this site of the trolls and racists.Posted March 25, 2014 5:47 pm
It’s Me, Ernie – Sounds like Canelo.Posted March 25, 2014 5:46 pm
The Mad Scientist
Titopa maybe is because Lara can’t seem to get a clear cut win over the most noticeable names he’s fought in the division is why some think his overrated..hopefully a fight between Lara and Canelo can be made in the last quarter of the year so we can put all arguments and doubts to rest..Posted March 25, 2014 5:43 pm
Another mismatch – What’s up with several of these recent bouts including every Wilder bout?Posted March 25, 2014 5:34 pm
Titopa the poster is not PEEJ but one of his many detractors.Posted March 25, 2014 5:31 pm
Simple, he is not an African American. He must be over rated.Posted March 25, 2014 5:11 pm
PEEJ – Not that I’m not agreeing with you, to a degree. Why do you think Lara is overrated?Posted March 25, 2014 5:03 pm
Lara is overrated in my opinion. Smith doesn’t have a high enough work rate to beat Lara but this is gonna be a boring fight. Both fighters will look to counter. Smith won’t make the same mistake Trout did.Posted March 25, 2014 4:51 pm
Smith is no match for Lara.Posted March 25, 2014 4:26 pm