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Erislandy Lara Drops, Decisions Terrell Gausha in a Snoozer

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – By the ninth round of the Erislandy Lara-Terrell Gausha fight Saturday night, what was left of the Barclays Center crowd broke into a chant no fighter ever wants to hear.

“This is boring! This is boring! This is boxing!,” was what rang through the arena in a fight Lara was winning comfortably. The Cuban southpaw knocked down Gausha in the fourth round, but seemed content thereafter to box his way to an easy points win against an overmatched opponent that didn’t take many risks.

Houston’s Lara (25-2-2, 14 KOs) won their 12-round fight by large margins on all three scorecards. Judge Julie Lederman scored it 116-111 for Lara, who won by the same score, 117-110, on the scorecards of Don Trella and Steve Weisfeld.

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The 34-year-old Lara retained his WBA and IBO super welterweight championships in the main event of a nine-bout card at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Cleveland’s Gausha (20-1, 9 KOs) entered their fight undefeated, but the 2012 Olympian was a huge underdog because he took a steep step up in competition against one of the most skillful fighters in boxing.

While Lara made his victory look relatively easy, his fight wasn’t as exciting as either of the first two 154-pound title fights on the card.

Just before Lara and Gausha got in the ring, WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) scored a stunning one-punch, first-round knockout of mandatory challenger Erickson Lubin (18-1, 13 KOs).

In the opener of Showtime’s tripleheader, IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd (21-0, 15 KOs) became the first fighter to stop former champion Austin Trout (30-4, 17 KOs). A ringside physician instructed referee Eddie Claudio to stop their fight following the 10th round after examining a battered, beaten Trout in his corner.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BendOver on 10-18-2017

[QUOTE=EdWins;18145399]ain't nobody wanna see Lara fight again period.[/QUOTE]I'll like to see it. I'll love to find out if ginger learned something from the first fight. Or if Lara understand that he won't win a decision...

Comment by EdWins on 10-18-2017

[QUOTE=TJ highway;18144420][IMG]http://en.espn.co.uk/PICTURES/CMS/69200/69227.jpg[/IMG] [B][SIZE="5"]Ain't nobody wanna see that again! [/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE] ain't nobody wanna see Lara fight again period.

Comment by TJ highway on 10-18-2017

[QUOTE=EdWins;18143761]Okay so can we all just stop with the "Canelo needs to fight Lara again" nonsense now? ... Please?[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://en.espn.co.uk/PICTURES/CMS/69200/69227.jpg[/IMG] [B][SIZE="5"]Ain't nobody wanna see that again! [/SIZE][/B]

Comment by EdWins on 10-17-2017

Okay so can we all just stop with the "Canelo needs to fight Lara again" nonsense now? ... Please?

Comment by garfios on 10-17-2017

[QUOTE=DblLFThooK;18138249]Lara is a very skilled fighter. I respect that and I love the sweet science. But for some reason I still find him very boring to watch. I feel bad saying that because he is very talented and I see…

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