Brooklyn Boxing

Vegas Lights Out for Zerafa: Lara Lands Devastating KO (More Aussie Action on the Horizon!)

Our hearts were set for a green and gold celebration in Las Vegas this weekend, but Aussie fighter Michael Zerafa’s night ended abruptly in the second round against the experienced Cuban champion, Erislandy Lara.

The fight, which served as the undercard for Tim Tszyu’s upcoming bout, started slow with both fighters feeling each other out. However, Lara, known for his precise counterpunching, landed a perfectly timed left hook that sent Zerafa crashing to the canvas. Despite valiant efforts to rise, the referee deemed Zerafa unfit to continue, handing Lara a decisive knockout victory.

This win secures Lara’s WBA middleweight title and proves that even after a 22-month layoff, “The American Dream” hasn’t lost his edge. Boxing legend Andre Ward chimed in, praising Lara’s “aging gracefully” style and attributing his win to both accuracy and raw power.

While the loss stings for Zerafa and Aussie fight fans, there’s no denying Lara’s dominance in the ring. This fight serves as a valuable learning experience for Zerafa, and we here at Brooklyn Boxing know he’ll be back stronger.

In the meantime, let’s shift our focus to Tim Tszyu’s upcoming fight! We’re confident he’ll bring home the win and keep the Aussie flag flying high in Vegas. Stay tuned for more updates!