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Erislandy Lara Confident Of Handling Alfredo Angulo Pressure

Lara Vs Angulo: Erislandy Lara (17-1, 11 KO's) is totally ready to deliver fans a great battle when he faces Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo (22-2, 18 KO's), in their scheduled 12-round co-featured bout for the vacant WBA Interim Super Welterweight Championship taking place Saturday, June 8, live on Showtime at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Erislandy Lara, an elusive southpaw with great boxing abilities and amazing ring intelligence. He's up against a fighter in Alfredo Angulo who applies a tremendous amount of pressure. Lara vows to take his boxing skills to the next level against Angulo and prove to the boxing world why he is the best fighter in the division.

"Alfredo Angulo is a very tough fighter who can overwhelm his opponents with the pressure style he brings to the ring," stated Erislandy Lara. "I understand I'm up against a very tough challenge, but he's never been in the ring with a world-class fighter like me. There is going to be absolutely nothing he does that I haven't already seen. My objective will be to give him a boxing lesson and win my very first world championship on June 8."

Erislandy Lara's trainer Ronnie Shields recognizes qualities in his fighter which are unmatched by anyone in the division.

"I don't see any fighters in the super welterweight division that can match skills with Lara," stated a confident Shields. "Lara is in a class of his very own. He's one of the most advanced boxers I've been around in an extremely long time and I can say that with confidence."

Erislandy Lara proceeded, "My trainer Ronnie Shields and I are very confident we have the right strategy to expose Angulo's weaknesses. With my co-managers Bob Santos and Luis DeCubas Jr. leading my career and Edward Jackson doing my conditioning and strength, I feel unstoppable."

Maidana vs. Lopez, a 12-round bout for Maidana's WBA Intercontinental Championship, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. The triple header will take place on Saturday, June 8 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on Showtime starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Maidana vs. Lopez is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions.

Additionally highlighted will be a 12-round showdown between all-action warrior Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo and top ranked super welterweight contender Erislandy Lara for the vacant WBA Interim Super Welterweight Championship presented in association with Blue Wave Group and a 12-round fight between veteran Demetrius Hopkins and unbeaten phenom Jermell Charlo for Hopkins' USBA Junior Middleweight Championship and Charlo's WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Championship.

Preliminary fights will air on Showtime Extreme at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast.

Lara Vs Angulo tickets priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available at AXS.com or by phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849), as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, please call 1-877-234-8425.

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