World Boxing Association

Lara outpoints Smith to retain WBA 154lb belt

By 13/12/2014

Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith

Erislandy Lara vs Ishe Smith. Photos: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) scored a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over former IBF jr middleweight beltholder Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. All night long Lara’s speed, movement and accurate punching frustrated Smith who unable to initiate exchanges. In the end, scores were 119-109, 119-109, 117-111.