By reason of losing a highly controversial and disputed split decision to Canelo Alvarez in 2014 has Erislandy Lara pined for a rematch. Following his loss to Canelo, Lara went on to win the World Boxing Association light middleweight title. He posted five consecutive successful boxing betting wins in defense of that title belt. But his failure to win his last two fights has gamblers leery of him. After demanding a rematch with Canelo, promoter Oscar De La Hoya laughed in Lara’s face and told him to get in line and wait his turn
Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez WBA World Super Welterweight Title
|Date and Time:||Saturday, August 31, 2019|
|Location:||Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Lara vs. Alvarez TV Coverage:||FOX and FOX Deportes|
Lara vs. Alvarez Tale of the Tape
Now Erislandy Lara is 36 years old with a current world ranking of third. Lara stands at five feet, nine inches tall with a reach of 75 inches with a southpaw stance. The native of Cuba now resides in Florida. By contrast Ramon Alvarez is not nearly as well known in boxing betting circles. Alvarez is 33 years old and a native resident of Guadalajara, Mexico. He stands at five feet, eight inches tall with a reach of 68 inches and an orthodox stance. His brothers Saul and Rigoberto have won world championships.
WBA World Super Welterweight Championship Overview
Of course, Lara believes he got a raw deal against Canelo. He got together with Gennady Golovkin to lament how difficult it is to win a decision against Canelo. Especially in Las Vegas. He was not at all pleased at getting rejected so rudely by De La Hoya. As a result, Lara has to settle with a matchup against Canelo’s older brother Ramon. On the positive this online wagering matchup is for a world championship. For Lara it’s an opportunity to jump start his career. Conversely for Alvarez it’s the biggest fight and opportunity of his career.
Erislandy Lara Recent Form
Last time out for Lara was a boxing betting matchup against Brian Carlos Castano on March 2, 2019. Lara ended up in a 12 round split decision draw at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Of great concern was a split decision loss to Jarrett Hurd on April 7, 2018. Lara went down in the 12th round to flip scorecards that were in his favor. Furthermore, Lara lost the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation, and International Boxing Organization world super welterweight titles. Namely its those last two fights the shot down a chance at revenge with Canelo.
Ramon Alvarez Recent Form
Correspondingly Alvarez was the winner of his last bout on April 6, 2019 against Jose Carlos Paz. Alvarez scored a 10-round split decision win at the Arena Sonora in Hermosillo. Definitely it was a nice rebound after a ninth-round technical knockout loss to Brandon Rios. That fight was on November 17, 2018 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane.
Lara Vs. Alvarez Free Boxing Online Odds Pick
On this occasion Alvarez can make history. With the win he and his brothers would become the first Mexican trio to win world title belts. Lara’s recent drop in reliability remains a worry.
Lara vs. Alvarez Betting Odds for Boxing Pick: Ramon Alvarez
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