Las Vegas beckon for boxing’s best

The bright lights of Las Vegas beckon for boxing’s best with SuperSport broadcasting this weekend’s double world championship bill from Sin City.Dangerous Cuban Erislandy Lara, the WBA champion, will be attempting to wrest the IBF belt from unbeaten puncher Jarred Hurd in a rare unification bout with the much-anticipated IBF super-middleweight title rematch between Caleb Truax and James DeGale on the undercard.

SuperSport 2 will cross to Las Vegas at 4am for the action. Lara versus Hurd is a stark contrast in styles: Lara is a clever southpaw who relies on slick skills and Hurd is a heavy pressure boxer-puncher who walks his opponents down. The US-based Lara, who calls himself “The American Dream”, has successfully defended his title seven times, which includes wins over Austin Trout, Ishe Smith and Vanes Martirosyan.Hurd is less experienced, but showed in beating Trout by TKO in his first defence that he’s an elite-level fighter with excellent skills.

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