Lara Has NO Problem Downing Trout in Brooklyn, UD12

BY Michael Woods ON December 07, 2013
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Erislandy Lara had the faster, hands, and feet and looked the fresher man in his scrap with Austin Trout at the Barclays Center on Saturday. Lara, a Cuban cutie, landed that one or two harder, cleaner shots in most every round. There was zero drama after 12 that he'd pick up the WBA interim super welter crown, and yahoo, the judges got it right, 118-109, 117-110, 117-110.

Trout after said that he couldn't get off and that Lara was the better man. Lara said he wants Canelo.

Lara went 150-446 to 97-487 for Trout, who quite simply looked flat to me.

In the first,  it was a technical type of bout.

In the second, Lara landed two times clean shots and Trout shook his head no.

In the third, the men kept their distance and the crowd booed a few times. They’d liked the rumble in the previous fight and this chess match suffered in comparison.

In the fourth, a counter right by Trout landed hard and clean. A straight left by Lara had Trout shaking his head no again.

In the fifth, it was more chess. In the sixth, Lara once again landed the single cleaner, harder shot to take the round. Trout was waiting too much, and wasn’t using the ring as well as Lara. The boobirds got on both in the seventh, a round in which neither man took any risks. The crafty Cuban sat down on his shots a bit more in the eighth, and we wondered if and when Trout would make obvious adjustments. Trout’s eye were puffy now and he followed the Cuban, who moved to his right, too slowly and predictably to change the tone.

The boos were harsh after the ninth. Trout never did make the adjustments, and it was sort of sad to watch his desultory jab in the 11th. Trout went down off a left hook in the 12th, but Lara couldn’t finish the job. We went to the cards and we knew the judges would get it right.

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brownsugar says:

Lara finally fought to his full 352 bout amateur pedigree...wasn't pretty but he looked as graceful as a ballet dancer... Maintaining focus through out the constant chorus of boos.
Trout simply got played.

amayseng says:

Trout looked terrible, I knew his poor, POOR footwork would be exposed by Lara...

Radam G says:

Trout's problem in this bout was bad coaching. Trainer Lou B had him bending right into Lara punches. Wow! The exact same thing that he did with Canelo.

Trout should be upright-laterally moving, not standing straight in front of the opponent and springing down and up and nearly squatting on his butt, because that is why he keep getting knocked on his butt. Holla!

amayseng says:

Agreed RG, even a novice like myself saw that in round one and thought why the hell are you fighting small and bent over?

Trout may get one more opportunity then he will be lost and forgotten with such poor showing.

Radam G says:

Yup! Trout will get a third chance. And he owes it to the cameraman who panned the camera to Trout's crying-toddler son. The Showtime's powers that be and Al Hymen [$¡¢] already have their best producers spinning that into mo' money, mo' money and mom money. Hehehe! Holla!

Carmine Cas says:

Ditto on the preceding comments, and I hope he gets another shot. Trout seems like a good guy

the Roast says:

Trout gets the award for the two most awkward knockdowns of the year. Bad style matchup for this fight. "Hey lets match two lefty counterpunchers together!" Bad idea!

Carmine Cas says:

Trout should have forced reactions out of Lara, used better angles and fought more upright. I feel as though one of them had to make the sacrifice of initiating offense

Carmine Cas says:

Trout gets the award for the two most awkward knockdowns of the year. Bad style matchup for this fight. "Hey lets match two lefty counterpunchers together!" Bad idea!


Slipping on ice/chicken dance and the failed split

brownsugar says:

Slipping on ice/chicken dance and the failed split


Kinda reminded me of how the Armored Cerebrus Mercenaries fall in MassEffect3 when hit by a disrupter bullet to the head...amazing he was able to continue.

amayseng says:

Bsug pulling out xbox games, nice.

Trout is a good guy and a good fighter however he didnt adapt at all.

after three rounds he should have been able to adjust and fight differently, at least up right, changed his angle and path in and out. I guess I just expected more. I was rooting for him so I was quite disappointed.


He looked great against Cotto, wonder how much of that was him or Cotto.?

The Shadow says:

Trout gets the award for the two most awkward knockdowns of the year. Bad style matchup for this fight. "Hey lets match two lefty counterpunchers together!" Bad idea!


Roast, like I said in another post, this dude cannot get KD'd with grace. Even after he got up, he staggered around like a drunken sailor. I was hoping Lara would stop him since I was getting second hand embarrassment from his stanky leg ways.

The Shadow says:

Only Joe Frazier was worse than Trout. Whenever he would get clipped, he would do this shuffle skip thing with his feet like he was stepping on burning coal or fire or something.

the Roast says:

Only Joe Frazier was worse than Trout. Whenever he would get clipped, he would do this shuffle skip thing with his feet like he was stepping on burning coal or fire or something.


Yeah the Foreman fight comes to mind where it looks like Joe is flying though the air and the whole thing. I saw Joe's last fight as a kid with my Dad. A draw vs Jumbo Cummings. I want to say 1980.

Radam G says:

@the Roast, you are close, but no winning prize for you. The late, great "Papa Smoke," aka "Smokin'" Joe Frazier's last dance was on a cold day in the Windy City in December of 1981. Holla!

The Shadow says:

Yeah the Foreman fight comes to mind where it looks like Joe is flying though the air and the whole thing. I saw Joe's last fight as a kid with my Dad. A draw vs Jumbo Cummings. I want to say 1980.


Yeah, happened every time. Look vs Ali in the 2nd round in '74. That's how you can tell he's hurt. Also happened in the second fight vs. Foreman.

And yeah, his last fight was scheduled around the same time as Ali's fight with Trevor "The Prick" Berbick. They were trying to build a fourth fight between the two shot-to-pieces former champions.

Jumbo Cummings was a jabroni. The fight actually got uploaded on Youtube not too long ago, FINALLY! Not that it was a good display or anything. Yuck. Shot fighters are never a pretty sight.

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