Lara vs Lamanna
Vacant WBA Middleweight
Lara vs Lamanna Results and Scoring
Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (28-3-3, 16 KOs) won his third title in a second weight class when he knocked out Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna (30-5-1, 12 KOs) in the first round to claim the vacant WBA middleweight title.
Lara landed three hard left hands prior to the overhead left-hand shot that floored his foe and ended matters. He needed just 80 seconds to end the fight.
Could the fight have continued? The referee immediately stopped the bout when Lamanna hit the deck. Given how easily Lara was able to land his powerful left, the result may have academic anyway had the referee allowed the bout to continue.
Lara, 38, was clearly the more poised and polished of the two and demonstrated slick defensive skills in the short time it lasted.
With the win, Lara improved to 28-3-3 (16KOs). Will Lara, who was moving up from super welterweight, stay at middleweight?
Lara vs Lamanna Date, Location and Broadcast
Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA, USA
commission California State Athletic Commission
promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, Tom Brown
matchmaker Tom Brown
doctor Robert Ruelaz, Diego Allende, Paul Wallace, Andre Guerrero
inspector Mark Relyea
Up-to-the-Minute Lara vs Lamanna News
Agree. He’ll bounce back. I can see Lamanna back on PBC telecast. I think he has unfinished business with Brian Mendoza. Thought Lamanna did enough to win that fight last year .. #boxing #LaraLamanna #PBConFox https://t.co/JER7a2rMNB— Francisco A. Salazar (@FSalazarBoxing) May 2, 2021
#LaraLamanna was a travesty, predictable, & embarrassing for the sport of Boxing. That fight should have never been approved for any type of world title fight by the #WBA. Absolutely horrible. And was on National TV #Fox, more bad #Boxing from #PBC.— Rick Glaser (@RealRickGlaser1) May 2, 2021
Does the current version of Erislandy Lara beat Jermall Charlo? I don’t know. Charlo is at a more-natural weight, will be faster and has more punching power. It’s an intriguing fight if Lara can overcome Charlo’s offense .. #boxing #LaraLamanna #PBConFox— Francisco A. Salazar (@FSalazarBoxing) May 2, 2021