Erislandy Lara was far superior to Spike O’Sullivan on Saturday night time throughout their bout on the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, and retained his World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) middleweight championship with an eighth spherical technical knockout.
The 39-year-old Cuban has been in a position to adapt to a brand new fashion and his punching energy has been evident in his previous couple of fights. Final night time he gave one other demonstration towards the Irishman, who he knocked down within the fourth spherical and once more within the eighth to attain a convincing victory.
The southpaw fighter obtained the primary protection of the WBA 160 lbs. belt due to a piece of fine punching combos and good waist motion. The veteran stands agency as a fantastic fighter within the class and placed on present this Saturday.
It was his twenty ninth profession win, whereas he has 3 losses and three attracts, with 17 knockouts. In O’Sullivan’s case, he dropped his file to 31 wins, 5 losses and 21 knockouts.