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Erislandy Lara: Austin Trout will have to adjust to me, I'm ready

Erislandy Lara is ready for Saturday's Showtime matchup with Austin Trout, an all-southpaw battle for a vacant 154-pound title.


Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout are set to meet in a vacant WBA "regular" title fight this Saturday night on Showtime, and the Cuban Lara is confident that he's got the right plan of attack.

Lara (18-1-2, 12 KO) says he has respect for Trout (26-1, 14 KO), but he's not worried about the style clash or anything else. From

"Trout is a good fighter who does a lot of things well in the ring. I will have to be mentally and physically prepared for anything he brings. The fact that he's a southpaw will not be a problem. I've fought many southpaws in the amateurs and have had great success against them in the pros. Against Paul Williams, I thought I clearly won that fight, but I was robbed. I'm going to fight my fight and Trout will have to adjust to my style."

Lara is coming off of a win over Alfredo Angulo on June 8, while Trout lost his last fight to Canelo Alvarez on April 20.

Lara faces Trout on the Judah-Malignaggi card, airing on Showtime.

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