Former WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara says he hopes Saul Canelo Alvarez is ringside this month when he faces his brother Ramon ‘Inocente’ Alvarez (28-7-3, 16 KOs) on August 31 at the “Minneapolis Armory”, in Minnesota.
Lara (25-3-3, 14 KOs) says he’s been trying to get a rematch with Canelo since losing to him by a controversial 12 round split decision five years ago in July 2014 in Las Vegas.
There’s little interest from fans in a second fight between Canelo and Lara.
Right now, there’s talk of Canelo facing WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade next in a unification fight. Whether that match actually happens is unclear, reports boxingnews24. There’s some who believe that the only reason Andrade’s name was recently mentioned as a fight for Canelo was so that he could temporarily put off his IBF mandatory Sergiy Derevyanchenko in order not to have that belt stripped.
“Yeah, hopefully he’ll be there, and I’ll probably beat him [Ramon Alvarez]. I’ve been wanting that rematch,” said Lara to Fighthype “I’ve been asking for that fight for five years.”