On December 7th, one of the fights of the year will be taking place, and nobody seems to be talking about it. In Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclay’s Center on the under-card of the Judah vs Malinaggi fight, Erislandy Lara will defend his WBC interim title against former WBA champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout.
This will be a fight that may very well determine who is the most deserving man to face Floyd Mayweather jr next. Neither guy currently has the name value to land a Mayweather shot, but should one man win in spectacular fashion, it may would be enough. Whether a Mayweather fight comes along or not, there are tons of big names guys for the winner as well as the loser to challenge. Guys like, Victor Ortiz; who makes his return to the ring on December 14th against Alfonso Gomez, or Miguel Cotto, or Saul Alvarez.
The fight promises to be a high speed chess match, and will showcase two of the premier boxers in the world. Trout will have the edge in activity and heart, with Lara having the edge in speed and punching power. Austin Trout will play the aggressor and carry the fight, while the slick and crafty Lara will look to counter punch and capitalize on the mistakes of Trout.
Nobody may be talking about this fight yet, but come December 7th, that will change.