2016 saw Jermall Charlo dispatch Austin Trout and Julian Williams, Jermell Charlo knock out an extremely game John Jackson, Demetrius Andrade batter Willie Nelson, and Tony Harrison pick up a pair of knockouts to re-establish himself as a quality prospect. The super welterweight division is red-hot despite Canelo Alvarez’s best efforts and Erislandy Lara is set to keep that momentum going with a January matchup against Yuri Foreman.
That sentence got away from me at the end, there.
Lara (23-2-2, 13 KO), winner of four straight since falling to Canelo by split decision in 2014, is all set to fight former champion Foreman (34-2, 10 KO) in Hialeah, Florida. The fight will be shown on Spike TV, though no undercard details have yet been revealed.
The article describes this as a "stay-busy" fight for Lara en route to a potential unification bout with Jermall Charlo and that had damn well better be true. Foreman has won two eight-rounders over pathetic competition since a two-year hiatus and isn’t even in BoxRec’s top-100 for the division. He has literally no decent wins since beating Daniel Santos for the WBA title in 2009.
Anyone tuning in anyway? No need to be shy, now.