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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.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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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