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Lara says nothing Canelo does will surprise him

Photos: Paul Hernandez

Photos: Paul Hernandez

Erislandy Lara is hard at work in Las Vegas with his showdown with Canelo now less than two weeks away. According to his camp, the Cuban boxer is looking phenomenal in his sparring sessions.


“My sparring partners are pushing me with numerous styles and I’m adapting to all of them comfortably,” Lara said. “I told them to come extra hard to prepare me for the pressure Canelo is going to bring. I feel great and my timing is right on.”

Lara acknowledges that Canelo is a good fighter, but he believes the Mexican star won’t be bringing anything to the table that he has not seen before.

“I know Canelo is training hard for this fight, as am I, but unfortunately for him, there is nothing he can do to surprise me,” Lara said. “He’s going to find out on July 12 that I’m the superior fighter. His insecurities as a fighter will surface on fight night — that I can guarantee.”

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