May 28 2022
Saturday

Barclays Center, New York, United States

12 rounds contest @ Middleweight
28-3-3
TKO 8
TKO 8
31-4-0

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Belts on The Line

WBA World Middleweight Championship

The tape

39
Age
37
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
N/A
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOUDKOSDSD
Form
UDTKOTKOPTSKO
28
Wins
31
16
By KO
21
57
KO%
68
3
Loses
4
3
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2008

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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The Ring
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WBA
10
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Erislandy Lara vs Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan report

Who won Lara vs O’Sullivan?

Erislandy Lara beat Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 28th May 2022 at Barclays Center in New York.

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 WBA middleweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beating Rolando Romero. Also, on the undercard Jesus Alejandro Ramos defeated Lucas Santamaria and Luis Arias was victorious over Jimmy Williams.

Lara vs O’Sullivan stats

Erislandy Lara stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 3 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested O'Sullivan had advantage in power over Lara, with a 68% knock out percentage over Lara's 57%.

Erislandy Lara was the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.

O'Sullivan had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lara.

Erislandy Lara fought out of the southpaw stance, while Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was an orthodox fighter.

Lara's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to O'Sullivan's, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 months later than O'Sullivan, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 67 more professional rounds, 234 to O'Sullivan's 167.

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 160lb division.

Lara vs O’Sullivan 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 defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Terrell Gausha on 14th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

O'Sullivan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jaime Munguia on 11th January 2020 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Alamodome, Texas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to David Lemieux on 15th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Berlin Abreu on 4th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at StubHub Center, Carson.

Before that, he had beat Antoine Douglas on 16th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Place Bell, Quebec, Canada.

He had defeated Jaime Barboza on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Erislandy Lara had been fighting more than Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan.

Going to this contest, Erislandy Lara had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 28 days ago, while Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan's last outing had been 2 years, 5 months and 15 days ago.

Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

O'Sullivan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.

What time did Lara vs O’Sullivan start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Lara vs O’Sullivan?

Lara vs O’Sullivan was broadcast on Showtime PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Fite.tv PPV UK.

What were the odds on Lara vs O’Sullivan?

Erislandy Lara was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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