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Who won Lara vs Lamanna?
Erislandy Lara beat Thomas Lamanna by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 1st May 2021 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA middleweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Ramirez vs Avelar.
Lara vs Lamanna stats
Erislandy Lara stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Thomas Lamanna made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lara had advantage in power over Lamanna, with a 56% knock out percentage over Lamanna's 40%.
Erislandy Lara was the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Lamanna had a height advantage of 5 inches over Lara. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Erislandy Lara fought out of the southpaw stance, while Thomas Lamanna was an orthodox fighter.
Lara was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Lamanna, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 226 to Lamanna's 196.
Thomas Lamanna was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Lara vs Lamanna form
Lara had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Greg Vendetti on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ramon Alvarez on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Going into that 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.
Before 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.
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.
Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Lara vs Lamanna start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lara vs Lamanna?
Erislandy Lara was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Thomas Lamanna made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.