VS
Autumn/Fall 2024
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Potential contest @ Middleweight
30-1-0
30-3-3

Belts on The Line

WBA World Middleweight

The tape

35
Age
41
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12SD 12MD 12SD 12UD 12
Form
KO 2TKO 8KO 1UD 12TKO 2
30
Wins
30
22
By KO
18
73
KO%
60
1
Losses
3
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
3
2007
Debut
2008
172
Pro rounds
236

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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The Ring
3
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WBA
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WBC
-
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WBO
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IBF
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Keith Thurman vs Erislandy Lara preview


When is Thurman vs Lara?

Keith Thurman could potentially square off against Erislandy Lara in Autumn/Fall 2024 the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 kg).

Thurman vs Lara stats

Keith Thurman would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Erislandy Lara would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws, with 18 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Thurman would have an advantage in power over Lara, with a 73% knockout percentage compared to Lara's 60%.

Keith Thurman is the younger man by 6 years, at 35 years old.

Lara has a height advantage of 2 inches over Thurman. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Keith Thurman fights out of the orthodox stance, while Erislandy Lara is a southpaw.

Thurman is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 7 months earlier than Lara, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 64 fewer professional rounds, totaling 172 compared to Lara's 236.

Erislandy Lara is currently ranked number 3 by The Ring in the 160lb division.

Thurman vs Lara form

Keith Thurman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Mario Barrios on February 5, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight eliminator fight at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Manny Pacquiao on July 20, 2019, by split decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Josesito Lopez on January 26, 2019, by majority decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had beaten Danny Garcia on March 4, 2017, by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

He had won against Shawn Porter on June 25, 2016, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Lara has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Michael Zerafa on March 30, 2024, by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

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

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Erislandy Lara has been fighting more than Keith Thurman.

Keith Thurman last fought 2 years, 7 months and 26 days ago, while Erislandy Lara's last outing was 6 months and 1 day ago.

Thurman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 6 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 1 year, 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

Lara's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 1 month, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

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