After all, Erislandy Lara will get a chance to face Gary O’Sullivan.
Sources say Lara and O’Sullivan agreed to an agreement for a Showtime PPV lightweight bout on May 28 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, but O’Sullivan was removed from the fight when he was accused of sexual assault on December 5 in Los Angeles. There were no criminal charges brought against O’Sullivan when the Henderson (Nevada) Police Department completed its investigation after Lara' Dec. 5 victory over Isaac Cruz.
According to the Dec. 29 incident report, a detective concluded that after reviewing the evidence, he was satisfied "Sexual assault charges are not warranted based on these accusations. During their time together, [the lady] asserted that when she demanded that O’Sullivan stop performing certain actions, he did so."
In the coming months, O’Sullivan will focus on preparing for his most significant challenge yet. Despite his impressive power, the 26-year-old isn't listed among ESPN's top 10 at 135 pounds. As a pound-for-pound boxer, Lara is ESPN's No. 10 ranked fighter.
On a regular basis, he fights in front of full houses in the United States, and this will be his fourth consecutive pay-per-view headliner.
O’Sullivan, who fights out of Las Vegas, said at their October press conference that he had to "force this fight" because "I've seen for years that he's a chump." "This guy is an expert at beating 126-pound opponents.
"He has no idea what I've been through or witnessed. I've come to the ring to stomp on him. He's a jerk who thinks he's tough and arrogant, but I'm going to knock him out."
O’Sullivan (14-0, 12 KOs) has just won TKOs against Avery Sparrow and Anthony Yigit in his last two fights. Although Yigit, a two-time world title challenger, was Lara' hardest opponent, he's not near as good as Lara.
Lara (26-0, 24 KOs) will seek to shake off a disappointing effort against Cruz. In the end, Lara prevailed by unanimous decision, despite being a big favorite against the Mexican.
Lara indicated in October that "Rolly" was only there to "speak." "When the stakes are so high, it's hard to think of a better strategy. I'm ready to go to war.
"He's talked about his power, but this is a fight. His abilities fall well short of mine. Everyone knows I'm bringing power, so he can't even talk about it."
Floyd Mayweather promotes both boxers. Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano for the undisputed junior middleweight title will take place on May 14; the David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux battle on May 21 will follow.
A $70 PPV in the United States costs $45 on BT Sport (UK) and free on Bild TV for lucky Germans. Watching a Lara vs O’Sullivan live stream is easy if you know how to do it from your location.
A free live stream of Lara versus O’Sullivan
The good news for German boxing fans is that they may watch the fight on Bild.TV for free. To watch Gary O’Sullivan vs. Erislandy Lara for free on Bild TV, German people who go overseas can utilize a virtual private network (VPN). A 30-day money-back guarantee and live chat assistance are two of the reasons we suggest ExpressVPN.
Viaplay subscribers in the Netherlands may watch the fight for just €13.99 a month. Make careful you use a virtual private network (VPN) while traveling abroad.
Lara fights in the past have been streamed for free on TV Azteca (in Mexico), REN-TV (in Russia), PPTV (in China), and DMAX (in Turkey).
The fight between Lara and O’Sullivan can be seen for $25 on BT Sport Box Office in the United Kingdom. There is a $70 fee for Fox Sports/ESPN+ PPV in the United States.
Use a virtual private network (VPN) to watch a live stream of a Lara vs O’Sullivan match from outside the United States.
The rights holders for Lara vs O’Sullivan will not allow you to utilize your subscriptions if you are outside of the nation where you purchased them. Your IP address will let the service know where you are, and it will immediately deny you access.
You can avoid this problem by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). To ensure that the servers and services that you're using are not aware of your activities, a VPN establishes a private connection between your device and the internet. Encryption protects all of the information that is exchanged between the two parties.
One can find a variety of virtual private network (VPN) service providers, some more reputable and secure than others. As a general rule, we recommend a subscription service like ExpressVPN since it gives a risk-free, money-back guarantee of one hundred percent. You can cancel your subscription at any moment during the first 30 days if you're dissatisfied with the service.
There are 10 European countries where Viaplay holds the rights to show Lara vs O’Sullivan. As if that wasn't enough, Viaplay subscribers in the Netherlands will be able to watch the battle for free.
Use a VPN to protect your online privacy if you're not in the Netherlands this weekend. A 30-day money-back guarantee and live chat assistance are two of the reasons we suggest ExpressVPN.