3 More Rounds

Lara decisions Martirosyan

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions

Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions

Erislandy Lara retained his WBA junior middleweight title on Saturday night with a decision win over Vanes Martirosyan.

Lara (36-2-1, 21 KOs) simply outboxed Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KOs) in their rematch, with the two having fought to a technical draw in 2012.  Lara moved well and used his technical prowess to pop Martirosyan on the way in and made himself tough to find.

Martirosyan looked to apply the pressure and seemed to be in the fight early on but Lara’s skills began to give him a wider lead on the cards, made larger by a point deduction from Martirosyan in the 11th round. Final scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 116-111 for Lara.

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