By Landon Smith

Erislandy Lara vs Cornflake LaManna WBA Regular Middleweight Title Preview 5/1/21

Erislandy Lara to headline preliminary card before Ruiz-Arreola with middleweight fight on May 1, 2021 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California

Boxing WBA "Regular" Middleweight Title
Winner: Erislandy Lara @ -2500 at Betonline
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Erislandy Lara (-2500) vs Cornflake LaManna (+850)
Category WBA "Regular" Middleweight Title
Date Saturday, May 1, 2021
Arena Dignity Health Sports Park
Location Carson, California
Time 7:00p ET
TV FOXSPORTS

Erislandy Lara vs Cornflake LaManna WBA "Regular" Middleweight Title Bout, Betting Odds and Props - Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California, Watch on FOXSPORTS.

If we remember that the Cuban Erislandy "The Amercian Dream" Lara 27 (15KO) -3-3 played his first fights of caliber in the United States against Carlos Molina and Paul Williams in 2011, we can be more aware of the extent to which his career It is now approaching its final phase, as it is very difficult to stay around the height of the struggles of one division for a decade.

Perhaps it is precisely because of having faced 18 of his last 22 bouts at super welterweight (the other 4 only had a slight margin above the division) that Lara will make a division promotion this Saturday to fight at middleweight in the main event of the preliminary segment open on FOX that will precede the main PPV card of the Ruiz-Arreola.

Apart from the possible problems to give the weight, it is considered that this score of Lara in a new category could have the main objective of preparing him for the possibility of being a rival of Jermall Charlo in the last section of the year if he does not get another meeting relevant. And it is that in the network of PBC the elite average weights are not abundant and with Lara they could have a well-known name to offer Charlo.

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On the other hand, some consider that it is possible that Charlo will rise to super middleweight in a short time and vacate his belt, so that perhaps Lara could then become the chip that PBC would have at the top of the middleweight category to the time that the gap in the Cuban super welterweight would be filled perhaps by a possible promotion of division of Errol Spence that every day is considered closer.

Leaving aside these and other speculations, such as those that suggest that the stay in the middleweight of the boxer will hardly be prolonged, the fact is that Lara will face this Saturday the American Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna 30 (12KO) -4 (2 ) -1, a boxer who is not even close to the level of the actual top 15 of the category despite his 8th position in a WBA ranking that is usually nefariously configured. In fact, it could be argued that Lamanna is below the top 15 American in the category, not having been able to win any of his most relevant fights against Antoine Douglas, Dusty Hernández-Harrison, Jorge Cota, Gabriel Bracero and Brian Mendoza.

It is true that before the last two there was controversy with the result, that Lamanna has a height advantage of 10 cm, that he is 9 years younger and that the former champion does not arrive from a good performance, but Lara has such technical quality, precision and ring intelligence that it is unthinkable that the Cuban could lose this fight beyond a sudden and drastic decrease in his performance or a stroke of luck that generated the surprise of the year.

Lamanna will surely strive to try to reach his opponent with his straights, the management of spaces and the cunning of a Lara with a much higher quality experience and with 3 cm more reach should be worth connecting with clarity and impose on his frontal and rough adversary, who does not even have a 50% of wins before the limit.

 

{{14} WINNER: Erislandy Lara @ -2500

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By Landon Smith, on 30 Apr 2021, at 6:34p ET