The 2005 world amateur boxing champion Erislandy Lara entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 20-2-2 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super welterweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to #1 Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (=Alvarez vs Lara) and winning over Ishe Smith (bout valid for the Wba belt, Lara vs Smith).
His opponent, Delvin Rodriguez, has an official record of 28-7-4 (16 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since May 16, 2014 when he drew with Joachim Alcine (=Rodriguez vs Alcine); before this fight he had lost to Miguel Cotto (=Cotto vs Rodriguez). Lara vs Rodriguez is valid for the WBA and vacant IBO World super welterweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Division: light middleweight (154 lbs, 69.9 kg)
Title: WBA and vacant IBO World super welterweight titles
Lara’s previous fight: Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith
Rodriguez’s previous fight: Delvin Rodriguez vs Joachim Alcine
Lara’s next fight: Erislandy Lara vs Jan Zaveck
(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)