Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Lara vs Gausha?
Erislandy Lara beat Terrell Gausha by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 14th October 2017 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 117-110, 117-110 in favor of winner Erislandy Lara.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 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 WBA super welterweight championship of the world.
Lara vs Gausha stats
Back in October 2017, Erislandy Lara stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws.
Terrell Gausha made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws.
Erislandy Lara was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Gausha had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lara. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Erislandy Lara fought out of the southpaw stance, while Terrell Gausha was an orthodox fighter.
Lara was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 4 months earlier than Gausha, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 65 more professional rounds, 234 to Gausha's 169.
Terrell Gausha was ranked number 6 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Lara vs Gausha form
Lara had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jan Zaveck on 25th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah.
Before that, he had won against Delvin Rodriguez on 12th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
He had beat Ishe Smith on 12th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Gausha's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Lara vs Gausha start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lara vs Gausha?
Erislandy Lara was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Terrell Gausha made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.