Happy Birthday Erislandy Lara
By Hilmar Rojas Erazo 11/04/2014
He was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1983. He was always linked to the sport; he was a star member of the national team winning several titles for his country, and the welterweight World championship in 2005 in Mianyang, and the silver medal in the world cup the same year, he was also the winner of the Central American Games and the Caribbean Games 2006 in Cartagena.
He made his debut in professional boxing in 2008 and two years later, with a record of 14-0 he won the middleweight WBA FEDELATIN championship. In June 2013, he won the interim super welterweight belt when he defeated by TKO the Mexican Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo. He defended his championship against former champion Austin Trout last December.
He was promoted to regular champion this year, and he will defend his 154 lbs. belt for the first time against Isha Smith, on May 2 in Las Vegas.
He is a role model athlete, Latin American example, and a loyal representative of the WBA.