Lara vs Alvarez Info
Erislandy Lara beat Ramon Alvarez by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 31st August 2019 at Minneapolis Armory in Minnesota.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA super welterweight championship of the world.
Lara vs Alvarez stats
Erislandy Lara stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ramon Alvarez made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 7 loses and 3 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Alvarez had a slight advantage in power over Lara, with a 57% knock out percentage over Lara's 56%.
Erislandy Lara was the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.
Lara had a height advantage of 1 inch over Alvarez. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Erislandy Lara fought out of the southpaw stance, while Ramon Alvarez was an orthodox fighter.
Lara was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 months later than Alvarez, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 43 less professional rounds, 213 to Alvarez's 256.
Erislandy Lara went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Ramon Alvarez was ranked number 6 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Lara vs Alvarez form
Lara had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Brian Carlos Castano on 2nd March 2019 by split draw in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jarrett Hurd on 7th April 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Terrell Gausha on 14th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Yuri Foreman on 13th January 2017 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah.
He had defeated Vanes Martirosyan on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Alvarez had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Brandon Rios on 17th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States.
What time did Lara vs Alvarez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 2:00 am UTC at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States, which was 10:00 pm EST or 7:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Lara vs Alvarez?
Lara vs Alvarez was broadcast on FOX in the US.