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World Champion Erislandy Lara Targets Other Division Titleholders

Reigning world champion Erislandy Lara wants to showcase his improved power skills against the best of the best next.

Reigning WBA middleweight champion Erislandy Lara has his sights set on bigger things.

Lara, who is 29-3-3 in his career with 17 knockouts, finished Gary O’Sullivan at the recent Gervonta Davis-Roland Romero event.

Prior to his win over O’Sullivan, Lara knocked Thomas LaManna out in the first round.

Now, he wants the biggest names in boxing today.

“I want to fight both Charlo brothers, either one, as well as I would love to welcome Danny Garcia to his new weight class at some form of a catchweight,” said Lara. “If Keith Thurman wants to fight the best, I am very open to doing a catchweight bout with him too. Errol Spence and Gennady Golovkin are two names I would love to fight as well.

“I know I am one of the best fighters in the world. I want to fight someone people consider is a legend and beat them.”

Lara has been improving his knockout power under the direction of coach Ismael Salas.

“With my new coach, I am learning how to fight on the inside more, I am hitting harder than ever, and I am more dangerous than ever,” said Lara about his recent training methods with coach Ismael Salas. “I am capable of boxing when I need to, but I’m also able to back fighters up, which is something most people might not think of when they think of my fighting style. I am the most complete fighter at middleweight right now and am open to any-and-all challenges.”

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