“Calling himself “The American Dream” for escaping the economic shackles of Cuba, Lara, 21-2 (12), may have the most appropriate moniker in all of boxing—but not for the reason he thinks. Lara wants a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. And how does he audition for such an opportunity? By toying with Rodriguez, 28-8-4 (16), for twelve tedious rounds. In an era where people get rich off puppy pics on Instagram and Kim Kardashian’s creativity culminates in a book comprised of nothing but selfies, it is no wonder Lara feels he deserves so much for so little: something for nothing is the new American Dream.”
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