The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States
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Who won Lara vs Martirosyan?
Erislandy Lara beat Vanes Martirosyan by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st May 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 116-111, 115-112 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 vacant WBA super welterweight championship of the world.
Lara vs Martirosyan stats
Back in May 2016, Erislandy Lara stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vanes Martirosyan made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lara had a slight advantage in power over Martirosyan, with a 59% knock out percentage over Martirosyan's 58%.
Erislandy Lara was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Martirosyan had a height advantage of 3 inches over Lara. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Erislandy Lara fought out of the southpaw stance, while Vanes Martirosyan was an orthodox fighter.
Lara was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 year and 2 months later than Martirosyan, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 234 to Martirosyan's 226.
Lara vs Martirosyan form
Vanes Martirosyan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Ishe Smith on 12th September 2015 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jermell Charlo on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Willie Nelson on 4th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Before that, he had won against Mario Alberto Lozano on 21st March 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon.
He had lost to Demetrius Andrade on 9th November 2013 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi.
Lara's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Martirosyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
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