Erislandy Lara entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 21-2-2 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super welterweight in the world. He lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last year (by split decision, Alvarez vs Lara), but then he came back to win beating Ishe Smith (=Lara vs Smith) and Delvin Rodriguez (=Lara vs Rodriguez).
His opponent, the former Ibf welterweight champion Jan Zaveck, has an official record of 35-3-0 (19 knockouts) and he entered as the No.20 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss in 2013 when he faced Keith Thurman (=Thurman vs Zaveck), since then he has won three consecutive bouts defeating Sasha Yengoyan in his last one (=Yengoyan vs Zaveck). Lara vs Zaveck is valid for the WBA and IBO World super welterweight titles (both held by Lara). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah, Florida, USA
Division: light middleweight (154 lbs, 69.9 kg)
Title: WBA and IBO World super welterweight titles
Lara’s previous fight: Erislandy Lara vs Delvin Rodriguez
Zaveck’s previous fight: Sasha Yengoyan vs Jan Zaveck
Lara’s next fight: Erislandy Lara vs Vanes Martirosyan 2
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