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Lara-Zaveck set for November 25 on ESPN

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Erislandy Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) will defend his junior middleweight title against former welterweight titlist Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), November 25 from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami.

Lara is coming off a June decision win over Delvin Rodriguez and is psyched about getting to fight in Miami.

“I’m very excited to be defending my title in my hometown of Miami,” said Lara. “Getting in the ring with a former world champion and an experienced fighter like Jan Zaveck is something I’m very much looking forward to. On November 25 I will put on a show for all my fans and especially all my Cuban fans watching on ESPN.”

Since his 2013 decision loss to Keith Thurman, Zaveck has won three straight and is hoping his string of wins will continue in November.

“I am aware that this will be one of the toughest fights of my career,” said Zaveck. “I respect Lara and I will prove that I am on the same level. I am aware that I am the underdog and that I am coming into Lara’s ‘living room.’ I am coming to Miami to chase my dreams and surprise everybody.”

Tickets are on sale today and are priced at $100, $75, $50, $35 and $25.

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