WBA junior middleweight Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara is set to defend his title and settle his score against Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan when the two meet in the main event of a Showtime televised tripleheader on Saturday, May 21 from The Chelsea, inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas,Nevada.
Live televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features unbeaten IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo taking on former champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout and his twin brother Jermell Charlo battling top challenger John Jackson for the vacant WBC junior middleweight Title..
Lara and Martirosyan will meet after their 2012 bout ended in a technical draw.
See below for the Cuban-born champion’s thoughts on training camp, the rematch and more:
On his rematch with Vanes Martirosyan:
"This is a very important fight for me. Our last fight unfortunately ended in a draw because of a clash of heads so we have some unfinished business to take care of. This time I’m not going to leave any doubt on who the better fighter is. I’m coming to dominate and retain my world championship."
On training camp:
"I’m taking this fight very seriously. I’ve been pushing my body to get in the best shape possible. My body feels incredible and I couldn’t ask for a better training camp. I’ve been sparring a lot and my timing is getting better with each session. Everything is going as planned."