2019 Aug 31

Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez

12 rounds, for vacant WBA "regular" junior middleweight title

Erislandy lara fought to a 12 round draw against Brian Castano in his last fight. Castano is not so well known to the casual fans but he is a really good fighter with a lot of amateur credentials. Before that, he found himself on the wrong side of a split decision to Jarrett Hurd on April 8 of 2018. Lara is now facing Ramon Alvarez, the older brother of Canelo Alvarez for the vacant WBA World Super Welterweight title. Ramon Alvarez is a very tough brave fighter but he seems very limited in skills. It is anyone´s guess what he has done to deserve a title shot this coming saturday. There seems to be other contenders more deserving of the shot but this is boxing sometimes

Erislandy Lara might slowly be starting his descend from the prime of his career. The fight against Hurd seemed to take a lot from him and then he had his grueling fight with Castano where he faded down the stretch. However, he will not have much to worry about in this fight because Alvarez is simply overmatched. Erislandy Lara will pick up a career boosting win. The Pick is Erislandy Lara to win.

The Pick: Erislandy Lara to win fight