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Erislandy Lara Record

Total Fights36
Title Wins2
Title Defenses9
Title-Fight KOs6
KO Wins18
KO Losses0
Erislandy Lara Record & Stats
Erislandy Lara's Record
Erislandy Lara's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Erislandy Lara's boxing record?

      15 years and eight months into his professional boxing career, Erislandy Lara has fought 36 times with 30 wins, 3 losses, and 3 draws.

      Lara's boxing record is currently 30-3-3, which includes one world-championship elevation, two world-title wins, and nine successful title defense fights at two weight classes — super-welterweight and middleweight. He has a 50% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 18 of his total 36 fights being knockout wins, six of which were in title fights. Lara has never lost via knockout.

      His latest fight was a 2nd round KO victory over Michael Zerafa on March 30, 2024. Lara successfully defended the middleweight WBA (Regular) title in this fight.

      Some of Lara's best fights and notable victories include wins over Jan Zaveck, Michael Zerafa, Yuri Foreman, Terrell Gausha, Vanes Martirosyan, Alfredo Angulo, and Gary O'Sullivan.

      36Mar 30, 202440Michael ZerafaWin *KO2
      35May 28, 202239Gary O'SullivanWin *TKO8
      34May 1, 202138Thomas LaMannaWin *KO1
      33Aug 29, 202037Greg VendettiWin *UD
      32Aug 31, 201936Ramón ÁlvarezWin *TKO2
      31Mar 2, 201935Brian CastañoDraw *SD
      30Apr 7, 201834Jarrett HurdLoss *SD
      29Oct 14, 201734Terrell GaushaWin *UD
      28Jan 13, 201733Yuri ForemanWin *KO4
      27May 21, 201633Vanes MartirosyanWin *UD
      26Nov 25, 201532Jan ZaveckWin *TKO3
      25Jun 12, 201532Delvin RodríguezWin *UD
      24Dec 12, 201431Ishe SmithWin *UD
      23Jul 12, 201431Canelo ÁlvarezLossSD
      22Dec 7, 201330Austin TroutWinUD
      21Jun 8, 201330Alfredo AnguloWinTKO10
      20Nov 10, 201229Vanes MartirosyanDrawTD
      19Jun 30, 201229Freddy HernándezWinUD
      18Apr 20, 201229Ronald HearnsWinTKO1
      17Jul 9, 201128Paul WilliamsLossMD
      16Mar 25, 201127Carlos MolinaDrawMD
      15Jan 14, 201127Delray RainesWinKO1
      14Nov 27, 201027Tim ConnorsWinTKO1
      13Aug 18, 201027Willie LeeWinTKO1
      12Jul 9, 201027William CorreaWinTKO1
      11Apr 2, 201026Danny PerezWinUD
      10Jan 29, 201026Grady BrewerWinTKO10
      9Dec 12, 200926Luciano PerezWinUD
      8Sep 19, 200926Jose VarelaWinKO1
      7Jul 17, 200926Darnell BooneWinUD
      6May 22, 200926Edwin VazquezWinTKO4
      5May 2, 200926Chris GrayWinUD
      4Feb 20, 200925Keith GrossWinKO1
      3Jan 9, 200925Rodrigo AguiarWinTKO1
      2Sep 12, 200825Deniss AleksejevsWinTKO1
      1Jul 4, 200825Ivan MaslovWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Erislandy Lara (The American Dream) is a 41-year old American professional boxer. He was born in Guantanamo, Cuba on April 11, 1983. He is a two-weight-class world champion and the current WBA middleweight world champion.

      Lara made his professional boxing debut against Ivan Maslov at the age of 25 on July 4, 2008, defeating Maslov via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 14 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 10 wins via stoppage.

      He got elevated as the super-welterweight world WBA (Regular) champion at the age of 31 after 23 professional fights, and had his first title defense fight against Ishe Smith on December 12, 2014, and won via 12 round unanimous decision.

      Lara has won two world titles at two weight classes. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Lara's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Lara has had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career so far.

      His most recent fight was a middleweight title defense bout against Australian boxer Michael Zerafa on March 30, 2024. Lara won the fight via 2nd round KO and defended his WBA (Regular) title. It's been 2 months and 22 days since this fight.


      Lara has had a total of 13 world-title fights till today, which includes winning two world titles and nine successful title defenses. He won 11 of these fights, lost one, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Erislandy Lara has fought for world titles in four fights and won two of these fights, both of them via stoppage. Till today, he has won two belts across two weight classes. He was elevated as world champion once, by WBA.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 1, 2021Thomas LaMannaMiddleweightWBA (Regular)*KO
      Aug 31, 2019Ramón ÁlvarezSuper-welterweightWBA (Regular)*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Erislandy Lara has had 10 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — super-welterweight (x8) and middleweight (x2). He won nine of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 30, 2024Michael ZerafaMiddleweightWBA (Regular)KO
      May 28, 2022Gary O'SullivanMiddleweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Aug 29, 2020Greg VendettiSuper-welterweightWBA (Regular)UD
      Oct 14, 2017Terrell GaushaSuper-welterweightWBA (Super)UD
      Jan 13, 2017Yuri ForemanSuper-welterweightWBA (Super)KO
      May 21, 2016Vanes MartirosyanSuper-welterweightWBAUD
      Nov 25, 2015Jan ZaveckSuper-welterweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Jun 12, 2015Delvin RodríguezSuper-welterweightWBA (Regular)UD
      Dec 12, 2014Ishe SmithSuper-welterweightWBA (Regular)UD

      Title Losses

      Erislandy Lara has lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 7, 2018Jarrett HurdSuper-welterweightWBA (Super)SD


      Lara has fought a total of 36 times till today, which includes 13 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He has put on some great performances in these fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 8, 2013: Erislandy Lara puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Alfredo Angulo via 10th round TKO.

      • December 12, 2014: Lara gets elevated as the WBA (Regular) super-welterweight champion and has his first world-title fight, and successfully defends the title against Ishe Smith winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 25, 2015: Lara successfully defends the WBA (Regular) super-welterweight title against Jan Zaveck, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • May 21, 2016: Lara successfully defends the WBA super-welterweight title against Vanes Martirosyan, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • January 13, 2017: Lara successfully defends the WBA (Super) super-welterweight title against Yuri Foreman, winning the fight via 4th round KO.

      • May 28, 2022: Lara successfully defends the WBA (Regular) middleweight title against Gary O'Sullivan, winning the fight via 8th round TKO.

      • March 30, 2024: Lara successfully defends the WBA (Regular) middleweight title against Michael Zerafa, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.


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