VS
Mar 30 2024
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 round contest @ Middleweight
29-3-3
KO 2
KO 2
31-4-0

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Belts on The Line

WBA World Middleweight Championship

The tape

41
Age
32
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
71.7" / 182 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOUDKOSD
Form
UDTKOTKOTKOMD
29
Wins
31
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
3
Loses
4
3
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2011

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

3
The Ring
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WBA
1
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Erislandy Lara vs Michael Zerafa report


Who won Lara vs Zerafa?

Erislandy Lara beat Michael Zerafa by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday, March 30th, 2024, at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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 Tim Tszyu losing to Sebastian Fundora for the WBO World Junior Middleweight and WBC World Super Welterweight championship. Also on the undercard Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero lost to Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz for the WBA World Super Lightweight belt, Julio Cesar Martinez defeated Angelino Cordova for the WBC World Flyweight title, Brian Mendoza was defeated by Serhii Bohachuk for the WBC Interim World Super Welterweight championship, and Curmel Moton beat Anthony Cuba.

Lara vs Zerafa stats

Back in March 2024, Erislandy Lara stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 losses, and 3 draws.

Michael Zerafa made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws.

Erislandy Lara was the older man by 9 years, at 41 years old.

Zerafa had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lara. Despite this, he had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Erislandy Lara fought out of the southpaw stance, while Michael Zerafa was an orthodox fighter.

Lara was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 8 months earlier than Zerafa, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, totaling 236 compared to Zerafa's 214.

Michael Zerafa was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 160lb division.

Lara vs Zerafa form

Lara had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan on May 28, 2022, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Thomas Lamanna on May 1, 2021, by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Greg Vendetti on August 29, 2020, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California.

Before that, he had defeated Ramon Alvarez on August 31, 2019, by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.

He had drawn with Brian Carlos Castano on March 2, 2019, by split draw in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Michael Zerafa had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Issac Hardman on April 20, 2022, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, Australia.

Prior to that, he had won against Siliveni Nawai on December 20, 2021, by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Anthony Mundine on March 13, 2021, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.

Before that, he had been beaten by Jeff Horn on December 18, 2019, by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

He had beaten Jeff Horn on August 31, 2019, by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Zerafa had been fighting more than Erislandy Lara.

Going into this contest, Erislandy Lara had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 2 days ago, while Michael Zerafa's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 10 days ago.

Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 28 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.

Zerafa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

What time did Lara vs Zerafa start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Lara vs Zerafa?

Lara vs Zerafa was broadcast on Amazon Prime PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Triller TV.

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