Part of the reason — or perhaps the main excuse — that promoter Oscar De La Hoya looked outside the 154-pound division for a Dec. 2 opponent for Miguel Cotto is that all the good ones are fighting Saturday night.
Cuban Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 knockouts) headlines the Showtime-televised card by defending his World Boxing Assn. super-welterweight belt against Los Angeles-trained Terrell Gausha (20-0, nine KOs) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The card begins at 7 p.m. Pacific.
“I’m going to clean out the whole division,” Lara said, although he still has interest in avenging a narrow loss to Canelo Alvarez.
The card also includes the more intriguing World Boxing...