Close  

Erislandy Lara crushes Ramon Alvarez in super welterweight mismatch

/ 03:26 PM September 01, 2019
Erislandy Lara

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 02: Erislandy Lara punches Brian Castano during their WBA “regular” junior middleweight title fight at Barclays Center on March 02, 2019 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Former world champion Erislandy Lara continued his trek back toward the top of the super-welterweight ranks on Saturday with a second-round demolition of Ramon Alvarez.

Cuban-born Lara gained the World Boxing Association’s second-tier “regular” world title in the 154-pound category with a dominant display over the overweight and overmatched Mexican in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ADVERTISEMENT

Only Lara was eligible to win the vacant title after Alvarez, brother of middleweight king Canelo Alvarez, failed to make weight on Friday by more than four pounds.

Lara was in control from the start, battering Alvarez into the ropes in the second round. After Alvarez survived a standing count, Lara unleashed another barrage and the fight was halted at 2:03 of the second round.

Alvarez’s corner and the referee moved simultaneously to stop it.

Lara, who improved to 26-3-3 with 15 knockouts, gained a measure of revenge against the Alvarez family. He lost a controversial narrow split-decision to Canelo Alvarez in 2014.

Lara lost the WBA’s top 154-pound belt by split-decision to American Jarrett Hurd in April of 2018.

The crown is now held by Julian Williams, who shocked Hurd in May.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Boxing, Erislandy Lara, Ramon Alvarez
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.