Lara defeats Trout in unanimous decision
POSTED: Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 5:40pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 5:43pm
El Paso, TX — Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO's) soundly defeated Austin Trout (26-2, 14 KO's) by unanimous decision in a technical bout. The scores were 118-109 and 117-110 twice. Trout never seemed comfortable in the ring. Lara sent Trout down in the 11th round for only the second time in Trout's career.
"I did what Canelo couldn't do. I dominated Trout and I dropped him. Now we have to make a fight that everyone wants to see which is me against Canelo," said Lara.
"I'm coming right back," said Trout. "Who can say that they fought such high caliber fighters as Cotto, Canelo and Lara back-to-back-to-back? His style was tricky, but I don't sign up for easy fights. He was the better man tonight."