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Fight Picks: Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Vegas Odds

Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Vegas Odds Lara -1250 with 60% fight picks on Smith

Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Vegas Odds Lara -1250 with 60% fight picks on Golden Boy Promotions Lara

The W.B.A. 154 Lb. championship will be at stake Friday at 10:15 PM ET on Showtime Boxing when Erislandy Lara meets Ishe Smith from San Antonio, TX. Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Vegas Odds have Lara as a 12 to 1 Betting favorite with 60% of the action on Lara. Lara, 19-2-2, 12 KO’s, lost a controversial 12-round split-decision to #9 pound-4-pound entrant Canelo Alvarez. Smith, 26-6, 12 KO’s, KO’d no-hoper Ryan Davis in May after dropping a split-decision to light-hitting contender Carlos Molina. Can the 36-year old Smith pull off a huge upset over the #13 ranked pound-4-pound Lara? Our handicapping sharps broke down the Floyd Mayweather Promotions main event. Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Vegas Odds Moneyline is Lara -1250 at BOVADA.LV

Fight Picks Analysis: Erislandy Lara is going to teach the athletic but limited Smith a boxing lesson from start to finish. Smith has speed and a little explosiveness but Lara’s brilliant boxing mind is nearly untouchable. Lara knows a boxing ring like the back of his hand having had nearly 500 total fights.Lara is too classy and too slick for Ishe to contend with. The Cuban also has some boom in his left hand which could mean that “Sugar Shay” Smith could touch the canvas for the first time in his career. Smith’s only edge would be his ability to hammer the body. Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Vegas Odds Total is at 9.5 Rounds

Our Vegas handicappers caught up with blue-chip fight trainer Milton LaCroix from the Supreme Team Boxing faction in Hollywood, Florida. “Lara is going to give him a Cuban boxing lesson. Lara is going to outclass Smith with his style and finesse. It’s really time for Ishe to retire. Ishe moonlights as a writer and he should really save his brain for the writing game. This is Ishe’s last hurrah.” Lara possesses and octopus-like jab that Smith will be tormented by. Take ESPN2 News #13 ranked pound-4-pound Lara to win a wide decision with Smith losing competitively.  Take this one to the bank and deposit it. Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Vegas Odds give Smith a 7% chance of winning

Fight Picks Predictions: Erislandy Lara by decision -250 Moneyline at BOVADA.LV

Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Boxing Handicapping Ratings

Size: 7/7

Power: 7/6

Dexterity: 9/7

Stamina: 8/7

Defense: 9/7

Resiliency: 8/8

Jab: 9/6

Footwork: 9/7

Bodypunching: 5/7

Boxing Science: 9/7

Focus/Heart: Lara +1

Cuts/Injuries: –

Political Connections: Lara +2

ESPN2 News Boxing Betting Line: Lara -935 Moneyline

Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith Tale-Of-The-Tape

Ht.5’9″/5’10”

Wt. 154/154

Age: 31/36

Reach: 75″/71″

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