Hialeah Park Race Track, Hialeah, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Lara vs Zaveck?
Erislandy Lara beat Jan Zaveck by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah.
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 Zaveck stats
Erislandy Lara stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jan Zaveck made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lara had a slight advantage in power over Zaveck, with a 57% knock out percentage over Zaveck's 54%.
Erislandy Lara was the younger man by 7 years, at 39 years old.
Lara had a height advantage of 1 inch over Zaveck.
Erislandy Lara fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jan Zaveck was an orthodox fighter.
Lara was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 year and 4 months later than Zaveck, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 40 less professional rounds, 234 to Zaveck's 274.
Lara vs Zaveck form
Lara had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Delvin Rodriguez on 12th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
Before that, he had won against Ishe Smith on 12th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.
He had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 12th July 2014 by split decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Lara vs Zaveck?
Erislandy Lara was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jan Zaveck made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.