- Birth Name: Erislandy Lara Santoya
- Birth Place: Contribute
- Born: April 11, 1983
- Died: Contribute
- Age: 40
- Height: 5′ 9″
- Weight: 160 lb
- Reach: 75″
- Stance: Southpaw
- Pro Debut: July 04, 2008
- Nationality: Cuba
- Status: Contribute
- Manager: Contribute
- Promoter: Contribute
- Total Bouts: 35
- Total Rounds: Contribute
Erislandy Lara is a professional boxer with 35 fights under his belt. He has won 29 of those fights, with 17 knockout wins, and has two world titles to his name. Lara is considered one of the top boxers in his division, with a career spanning over 20 years.
Lara started his professional boxing career at the age of 25, with a win over Ivan Maslov via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 14 more consecutive fights, including 10 wins via stoppage. His remarkable win streak came to an end when he suffered his first defeat against Paul Williams via 12 round majority decision on July 9, 2011.
Despite suffering a few defeats in his career, Lara has never been knocked out. In fact, he has won 17 fights by knockout, showing his incredible strength and power in the ring. He has two world titles to his name, having won both titles at different weight classes.
In December 2014, Lara was elevated as the super-welterweight world WBA (Regular) champion. He had his first title defense fight against Ishe Smith on December 12, 2014, winning via 12 round unanimous decision. He won the WBA (Regular) super-welterweight title from Ramón Álvarez in August 2019, beating Álvarez via 2nd round TKO. He defended his WBA (Regular) middleweight title against Irish boxer Gary O'Sullivan on May 28, 2022, winning the fight via 8th round TKO.
Lara has had some remarkable fights in his career, putting on great performances against some of the top names in boxing. Some of his notable victories include wins over Jan Zaveck, Yuri Foreman, Vanes Martirosyan, Gary O'Sullivan, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha, and Ramón Álvarez.
One of the highlights of Lara's career came on June 8, 2013, when he defeated Alfredo Angulo via 10th round TKO. This was a remarkable performance by Lara, demonstrating his dominance and skill in the ring. He successfully defended the WBA (Super) super-welterweight title against Yuri Foreman on January 13, 2017, winning the fight via 4th round KO.
Lara has had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career so far. One of them was in a title bout, while the other two came in non-title bouts. Despite these losses, Lara has remained one of the top boxers in his division, with an incredible record and an impressive winning streak.
Overall, Erislandy Lara is an incredibly talented and accomplished boxer, with an impressive career spanning over 20 years. He has won two world titles, defended his titles 8 times, and won 17 fights via knockout. Lara is an incredible fighter and an inspiration to boxing fans worldwide.
Erislandy Lara Fight Record
|35||May 28, 2022||39||Gary O'Sullivan||Win||TKO8|
|34||May 1, 2021||38||Thomas LaManna||Win||KO1|
|33||Aug 29, 2020||37||Greg Vendetti||Win||UD|
|32||Aug 31, 2019||36||Ramón Álvarez||Win||TKO2|
|31||Mar 2, 2019||35||Brian Castaño||Draw||SD|
|30||Apr 7, 2018||34||Jarrett Hurd||Loss||SD|
|29||Oct 14, 2017||34||Terrell Gausha||Win||UD|
|28||Jan 13, 2017||33||Yuri Foreman||Win||KO4|
|27||May 21, 2016||33||Vanes Martirosyan||Win||UD|
|26||Nov 25, 2015||32||Jan Zaveck||Win||TKO3|
|25||Jun 12, 2015||32||Delvin Rodríguez||Win||UD|
|24||Dec 12, 2014||31||Ishe Smith||Win||UD|
|23||Jul 12, 2014||31||Canelo Álvarez||Loss||SD|
|22||Dec 7, 2013||30||Austin Trout||Win||UD|
|21||Jun 8, 2013||30||Alfredo Angulo||Win||TKO10|
|20||Nov 10, 2012||29||Vanes Martirosyan||Draw||TD|
|19||Jun 30, 2012||29||Freddy Hernández||Win||UD|
|18||Apr 20, 2012||29||Ronald Hearns||Win||TKO1|
|17||Jul 9, 2011||28||Paul Williams||Loss||MD|
|16||Mar 25, 2011||27||Carlos Molina||Draw||MD|
|15||Jan 14, 2011||27||Delray Raines||Win||KO1|
|14||Nov 27, 2010||27||Tim Connors||Win||TKO1|
|13||Aug 18, 2010||27||Willie Lee||Win||TKO1|
|12||Jul 9, 2010||27||William Correa||Win||TKO1|
|11||Apr 2, 2010||26||Danny Perez||Win||UD|
|10||Jan 29, 2010||26||Grady Brewer||Win||TKO10|
|9||Dec 12, 2009||26||Luciano Perez||Win||UD|
|8||Sep 19, 2009||26||Jose Varela||Win||KO1|
|7||Jul 17, 2009||26||Darnell Boone||Win||UD|
|6||May 22, 2009||26||Edwin Vazquez||Win||TKO4|
|5||May 2, 2009||26||Chris Gray||Win||UD|
|4||Feb 20, 2009||25||Keith Gross||Win||KO1|
|3||Jan 9, 2009||25||Rodrigo Aguiar||Win||TKO1|
|2||Sep 12, 2008||25||Deniss Aleksejevs||Win||TKO1|
|1||Jul 4, 2008||25||Ivan Maslov||Win||PTS|