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Lara, Charlo, and Hurd All Pick Up Wins in Brooklyn

Erislandy Lara: “We want to give a lot of credit to Gausha. He’s an
Olympian and he came to fight. I take the rhythm of the boxing match and
that’s when I take over. He’s fighting with the best in the division. He’s
not a stupid fighter, but he knew who he was facing today. I’m ready to box
anyone that comes my way. I’m the best boxer at 154 pounds and I won’t shy
away from anyone that wants to fight me. I’ll box whoever, just line them
up. I’m not afraid. I have proven that I’m a true champion. I’ll fight
(Jermell) Charlo if I have to. We are friends, but business is business.”

Jermell Charlo: “They were giving him a lot of attention. I was quiet the
whole time. They said they were going to come take my title. I had to
defend it. They didn’t know what I was bringing into this and I think
(Lubin) was worried about the wrong things. We’re going to unify. The other
champions want to fight me and I’ll take any of them. Give me another
title. I want Hurd. Hurd just won. Give me Hurd.”

Jarrett Hurd: “We knew we were going to wear Austin Trout down in the later
rounds and eventually stop him. My cut made me a little better with my head
movement. I’m always a slow starter. Trout was good in the beginning, but I
showed that it’s tough trying to go the distance with Jarrett Hurd. The cut
over my left eye came early in the seventh round from an accidental head
butt, but I feel like that actually helped force me to move my head better.
Team Swift, we don’t run from anyone. I’m ready to unify. 2018 is the year
for unifications. It doesn’t matter who it is. I’m ready to fight anyone.”