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Lara has no trouble with Perez

02
Apr

Erislandy Lara remained undefeated in his young career by easily outpointing veteran Danny Perez in a 10-round middleweight fight Friday in Las Vegas.

The former Cuban amateur star, who boxes carefully but very well, didn’t thrill the crowd but was too quick and too good for his game, but overmatched opponent from beginning to end to win 99-91, 99-91 and 99-91.

Lara (11-0, 6 knockouts) probably isn’t far from his first opportunity to fight for a professional title.

Perez (34-7, 17 KOs) once gave Antonio Margarito all he could handle in a split-decision loss in 1999 and then lost a one-sided decision to the Mexican in 2002 in his only title shot.



In an earlier bout, another prospect, Carlos Velazquez (12-0, 10 KOs) stopped Ira Terry (24-3, 14 KOs) 20 seconds into the fourth round of a scheduled eight-round junior lightweight bout.

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