Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna is seeking to make a transfer up in weight will lead to a title as he takes on Erislandy Lara Saturday evening on Fox from the Dignity Well being Sports activities Advanced in Carson, California. One factor is for positive is that he’s coming into the struggle seeking to finish it early.
Talking with the media on the remaining press convention Friday, LaManna (30-4-1, 12 KOs) acknowledged that that is his shot, and he’s going to knockout Lara 27-3-3, 15 KOs).
“I’m coming to knockout Erislandy Lara. That’s the purpose, and that’s what I’m going to perform. That is my one shot, and I’m going for it,” LaManna stated on the remaining press convention main into the struggle Saturday.
Take a look at the most recent episode of the Massive FIght Weekend Podcast, the place we discuss this struggle and with particular visitor Manouk Akopyan of Boxingscene and the Los Angeles Instances. They are going to be ringside for the Andy Ruiz-Chris Arreola pay-per-view from Carson, California, this Saturday.
LaManna takes on Lara for the “common” model of the WBA 160 title. I don’t know what which means in a crowded area at 160 for the WBA, however the winner of this struggle could have the title. Whereas he comes into this contest, the underdog in opposition to Lara, I’ve talked about that LaManna is a stay underdog going in opposition to Lara on this week’s podcast. The latter final struggle seemed like father time has caught up with him in his win in opposition to Greg Vendetti final August.
This path for LaManna was paved as he scored two wins down in Mexico in opposition to journeymen after a really debatable loss to Brian Mendoza final August. LaManna is aware of going into this struggle how a lot is at stake.
“I’m prepared to be OK with the truth that I in all probability gained’t be the identical after this struggle,” LaManna stated to Boxingscene in an interview this week. “I’m gonna do actually no matter it takes to win. Lara’s in a greater place in life. He’s made his tens of millions. He’s like a child to the PBC circle. He’s just like the little child to them. They all the time care for him. He bought his cash. That is the chance of a lifetime for me to vary my life, for actual. That is in all probability my solely shot at a world title, so I’ve simply bought the desire to win.”
We’ll see if his vary would be the distinction in opposition to Lara Saturday evening.