Ricardo Lamas Still Hoping For a Title Shot Against Jose Aldo
Posted by Larry Csonka on 10.01.2013
He’ll go to Brazil and play Rocky if he has too…
- Ricardo Lamas recently spoke about still wanting his title shot against Jose Aldo. Here are the highlights…
On His Desire To Fight Aldo: "We've been calling them and talking to them and they've pretty much told us they're not announcing anything until Aldo's cleared to fight. I'm hoping I get a call any day now, but I'm training in the meantime."
On Trying Not To Get His Hopes Up: "That's what I'm hoping for, but I've gotten my hopes up in the past and been let down," Lamas said. "So I'm waiting to see what happens. This sport, sometimes that's just the way it works out. It's out of sight, out of mind, so I really need to get back in there and let everyone see me again because I feel like people are starting to forget."
His Thoughts On Cub Swanson As a Contender: "Cub is on a roll and he's been doing a good job," Lamas said. "Personally, I still feel like I'm ahead of him. My last two wins were with guys who were going to fight for the title. I've beaten two guys who were promised title shots. Cub has beaten some tough guys, too, but I think my two wins trump those."
On Fighting Aldo In Brazil: "I want to fight Jose Aldo, and he wants to fight me. So we need to make this happen. I've been passed over three times already. The first three were three too many, so a fourth would be devastating. If I had my choice, I'd love to do it in Chicago, but I'd do it anywhere in the world. I don't care if it's in his backyard. Going to Rio would be like Rocky in 'Rocky IV,' going to Russia and taking on Ivan Drago. Who doesn't want to be Rocky?"