Erislandy Lara, who fought against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez on July 12, 2014 and lost by controversial split decision, noted that Billy Joe Saunders must clearly beat Canelo to avoid “being robbed.”
“You have to clearly beat Canelo so that they can give him the victory, if they remember seven years ago, in 2014 I fought against him, I beat him clearly and they stole the fight from me, “he said. Erislandy Lara in interview for Fight Hub.
The same way, Lara assured that speed and the elusive style of the Briton could complicate things a lot for Saul above the ring, as it happened with the same Erislandy at the time.
“Yes of course, Saunders He is a great left-handed boxer, who has good style and movement as well. I think it depends on what he does that night and how he prepares he can have the victory, “he said.
Erislandy He also assured that Alvarez It has grown since they met and each fight has shown it.
“Since you fought with me seven years ago Canelo it has improved and must be given credit.
He has had good fights, they have had him busy and there he improves, “he argued.
Erislandy Lara and her strategy against Canelo
The southpaw plan Lara seven years ago it was the same one you used Floyd mayweather before the Mexican. It was boxing him and having great mobility inside the ring, the Colombian’s stature and combining his reach with his speed kept Canelo away.
He worked them very well throughout the fight, but in the end, the judges saw him as the winner of the battle. This, despite Lara He said many times that he had been the clear winner of the fight.