Erislandy Lara became regular middleweight champion of the AMB by knocking out in the first round Thomas LaManna, in the preliminary fights of the undercard headed by Andy Ruiz Y Chris arreola.
With official time of 1:20 of the initial episode, a left wing hit the ear of LaManna, who fell totally knocked out to the canvas and the referee ended the confrontation.
This is the third consecutive victory of Lara, after a defeat against Jarrett hurd in April 2014 and a draw against Brian Carlos Castaño in March 2019.
Since those battles, he has defeated Ramon Alvarez by knockout in the second round already Greg Vendetti By unanimous decision by cards of 116-112, 117-111 and 117-111.
This is not the first time that Erislandy He demonstrates his punching power by knocking out opponents in the first round. Of his 16 knockouts, eight were in the opening round.
With the spectacular knockout over Thomas, Lara became champion at 160 pounds as well as monarch at 154 pounds for the OMB Y AMB.
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What’s next for Lara?
Now the Cuban could challenge the Japanese Ryota murata, who is the ultimate champion of the AMB in the middle or go for Jermell charlo in the super welterweight.
Although in the latter the North American dominates with the scepters WBA, WBC Y FIB, It looks like a more attractive dish than looking for the Japanese for a single belt. However, Charlo will face Carlos Castaño.
To this day, only Yordenis ugas in the welterweight he is the only Cuban with a world title, so the opportunity to Lara To regain a definitive championship could be his mission heading towards the end of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022.
Guillermo Rigondeaux is in line waiting at the roosters and David morrell in the super middleweight dominated by Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
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