Erislandy Lara defeated Jan Zaveck for the WBA World super-welterweight title and International World Boxing Organization super-welterweight title last night Stateside.
Lara largely largely dominated the first two rounds of a one sided affair, in truth.
Then in the third round, Jan Zaveck complained of an injury to his shoulder and Lara continued beating him until the referee stopped the fight, declaring Lara winner by TKO. Afterwards Lara said:
“I’m happy I made the fight and we delivered strong blows to Zaveck, too bad Jan got injured but I think we were fighting a very good fight.”
“We met our fans here in Hialeah and I think all boxing fans in Miami were pleased with our performance. Furthermore, we demonstrated that we have convincing drawing power, the tickets sold out very early and that demonstrates that we Cubans support boxing in Florida.”
The event’s promoter, Luis De Cubas Sr. concluded:
“Now we can say we are on the right track, Hialeah Park and it’s directors have just been informed that ticket sales were a total success. I think the Cuban community showed their support for this event and that they are ready to support boxing. Florida state and Miami especially want to see these type of boxing matches more frequently.”
Hat tip to Reynaldo Sanchez who sent in this report and image.
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