Erislandy Lara Gains U.S. Citizenship
WBA and IBO super-welterweight champion, Erislady "The
American Dream" Lara, is truly living the American dream
since he has now completed all the eligibility requirements
to become a U.S citizen. Erislandy, along with his wife Yudi,
took an oath of allegiance to the United States today,
solidifying their citizenship.
Lara, who made his U.S. boxing debut in Primm, Nevada, in
January of 2009, is elated about gaining his U.S.
citizenship. He reflects on the long journey it took to
become a U.S citizen.
"When I arrived in the United States in 2008, my main goal
was to become a citizen of this great nation." said
Erislandy Lara. "It brings me great joy to know that I am
now a legal citizen of the United States of America. It's
been a long journey to get where I'm at today, and I
couldn't have done it without my beautiful wife Yudi.
Together, we fulfilled all the legal requirements that were
mandated to become a U.S citizen."
"Living in here in the States has been a tremendous blessing
to me and my family." Lara continued. "With hard work, and
the help of many good people around me, I've been able to
provide for my loved ones. My goal is to continue my boxing
career with my core team, and someday, God willing, become a
Boxing Hall of Famer."