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ERISLANDY LARA DROPS AUSTIN TROUT EN ROUTE TO UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY

By Ben Thompson | December 07, 2013
ERISLANDY LARA DROPS AUSTIN TROUT EN ROUTE TO UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY

Moments ago, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, jr. middleweight contender Erislandy Lara scored a unanimous decision victory over fellow contender Austin Trout. It was an uneventful affair for the majority of the fight as Lara simply used his superior technical skills to outbox Trout. The crowd was awakened in the 11th, however, when Lara landed a devastating left hand that sent Trout crashing to the canvas. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Both fighter come out jabbing. Lara gets in a left. They trade jabs. Both guys landing jabs to each others arms. Trout gets in a right upstairs. Trout jabs to the body. They trade jabs. Jab lands for Lara. They trade jabs again. Right hook gets in for Lara. Not much to choose from in that round, but I give it to Lara just for landing probably the best punch of the round.

Lara 10 Trout 9

ROUND 2
They trade jabs. Nice right hook lands for Trout. Lara gets in a left and a right. Right from Trout just grazes Lara's forehead. Jab to the body lands for Trout. A few boos from the crowd. They both land jabs. Overhand left lands for Lara. Uppercut gets in for Lara. They trade some shots on the inside. Round to Lara.

Lara 20 Trout 18

ROUND 3
Trout walking Lara. Lara circles away. They trade jabs. Left gets in for Lara, but he eats a right hook from Trout. Short right lands for Lara. Both men falling shorts with a lot of their shots. Right hook lands for Lara. Quick 1-2 from Lara. Again, not much to choose from, but round to Lara.

Lara 30 Trout 27

ROUND 4
Straight left lands for Lara. Another. Jab gets in for Trout. Left and a right lands for Lara. Trout lands a nice right hook that has Lara holding on. Quick 1-2 from Lara. Nice straight left lands upstairs for Lara. HARD 1-2 lands for Lara. Trout lands a left. Round to Lara.

Lara 40 Trout 36

ROUND 5
Jab lands for Lara. Nice left hand upstairs lands for Lara. Trout fires a left that's partially blocked. Another left gets in for Lara. Trout just can't find his distance as Lara dances around him. Left lands for Lara and he dances away. Trout digs a right to the body. Right and a left uppercut lands for Lara. Round to Lara.

Lara 50 Trout 45

ROUND 6
Trout gets in a right. Body shot lands for Trout. Nice counter let uppercut lands for Lara. Trout digs to the body. Lara lands another left uppercut. Solid left hand lands for Lara that has Trout doing a quick two-step. Round to Lara.

Lara 60 Trout 54

ROUND 7
Trout presses forward with his jab. Lara lands a quick jab. Right and a left from Lara grazes Trout. Trout gets in a right. Jab lands for Lara. Left hand lands for Lara. Trout misses with his left. Jab lands for Trout. A few more boos from the crowd. They trade jabs. Jab lands for Trout. Round to Lara.

Lara 70 Trout 63

ROUND 8
Jab to the body lands for Trout. Lara lands a left. Trout works him on the inside. Solid left lands for Lara. 1-2 lands for Lara. Another hard left lands for Lara. Stiff jab lands for Lara. 1-2 gets in for Lara. Trout just can't get anything going right now. Left hand lands for Lara and he dances away. Round to Lara.

Lara 80 Trout 72

ROUND 9
More of the same as Lara continues to beat Trout to the punch with quick 1-2s before dancing away. Trout digs to the body. They trade jabs. Trout gets in a jab. 1-2 from Lara. Another 1-2 from Lara and he dances away. They trade rights. Round to Lara.

Lara 90 Trout 81

ROUND 10
Trout fires to the body. Quick 1-2 from Lara. Some boos from the crowd. 1-2 to the body lands for Trout. They trade jabs. Uppercut on the inside lands for Trout. Double jab lands for Trout. Round to Trout.

Lara 99 Trout 90

ROUND 11
Quick right lands for Lara, but he eats a bigger right from Trout. 1-2 lands for Lara. Trout gets in a right hook. Stiff jab lands for Lara. The eye of Trout looks swollen. Right hook lands for Lara. HARD left hand lands for Lara and Trout is down. He takes the tcount. Lara jumps on him and lands some more shots. Trout looks pretty bad, but he survives. Big round to Lara.

Lara 109 Trout 98

ROUND 12
Trout comes forward and lands some body shots. Lara lands a left. Back to the previous tempo as Lara circles around the ring to potshot while Trout walks forward not really attacking. Stiff jab lands for Lara. 1-2 lands for Lara. Round to Lara.

Lara 119 Trout 107

Official judges scorecards: 118-109, 117-110, 117-110

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...ERISLANDY LARA



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