Erislandy Lara vs Brian Castano

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Erislandy Lara vs Brian Castano
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3.857145
Average: 3.9 (7 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Location: 
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
154
Referee: 
Ricky Gonzalez

Official Judging
Kevin Morgan 113 - 115
Julie Lederman 114 - 114
John McKaie 115 - 113

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Erislandy Lara
                                                                    
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9.92
9
9.12
9.92
9.28
9.80
9.92
9.64
9.76
9.04
9.20
Brian Castano
                                                                    
9
9.08
10
9.88
9.08
9.76
9.20
9.08
9.40
9.28
9.96
9.80


Fan Cards: Erislandy Lara vs Brian Castano


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
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2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
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12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by SWARMER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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10
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12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
113


scorecard by PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS
Round
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12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
114


scorecard by SHOWTIME10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
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8
9
10
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12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
116
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
114


scorecard by AJPENA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
118
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
110


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
113


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
114


scorecard by GUY INCOGNITO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by PILLOWFISTS98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
118
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
110


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
110
BRIAN CASTANO
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
118


scorecard by PETIEROACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
114


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
114


scorecard by NAGABILLY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
115


scorecard by MCPHILLY84
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
113


scorecard by THEALTERPLACE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by STEVEKRAZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
114


scorecard by TJK146114
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
114


scorecard by YUNIDVR
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
115
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
113


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
ERISLANDY LARA
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
114
BRIAN CASTANO
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
114


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Interesting fight, good match up.

Lara is very good, has great skills, he is old at 35, been in a couple of damaging fights, the Hurd fight was a war, it was extremely close, but Lara had a bad finish to that fight, got caught flush a few times, dropped, and now he comes back after 11 months out, so questions have to be asked in terms of what Lara has left.

Castano is untested, unproven, he is relatively inexperienced, but his opposition has stepped up in his last couple of fights. Castano was a good amateur, he beat Errol Spence Jr, fought in a world tournament, fought in the Olympic trials, didn't make the Olympics, but still had a decent amateur career, and he beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the World Series of Boxing (paid fights, but not considered part of professional boxing). This is a big step up for Castano, this is his chance to prove himself, it is a big ask, if he isn't a good fighter at world level, he won't win. Castano has one win which is meaningful at world level, to a degree, he beat Michel Soro (30-1), it was a close win, an SD, but probably a fight he learned and improved from, and Soro is not bad at any level. Apart from his win over Soro, I don't think anything can really be said for Castano's previous opposition.

Lara is the much more experienced fighter, he has been in against Alvarez, Hurd, came very close against both of them, both split decision losses, he beat Trout, Angulo, Martirosyan, suffered a very controversial loss to Paul Williams, which was a majority decision, a fight almost everyone thinks he won. Lara has had double the fights Castano has had, done over double the rounds, fought at the higher level, had big fights, and Castano might have been a good amateur, but Lara had a better amateur career, beat Demetrius Andrade, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, won a gold and silver medal in world tournaments, had a longer amateur career than Castano. Lara has not fought in 11 months, but it has been 12 months since Castano's last fight, and inactivity will probably be less of an issue for the more experienced fighter.

Time is definitely on Castano's side, being 29, he's in his prime, Lara is past his prime at 35, and although Lara doesn't have that many miles, isn't known for being an all action fighter, he was in damaging fights against Angulo and Hurd. Castano comes off a late stoppage win, so the momentum should be with him.

Both fighters have been dropped, Lara was down twice against Angulo, and in the last round against Hurd, he doesn't have a granite chin, doesn't have a weak chin, but he can be hurt. Castano has been down once, that was against Emmanuel de Jesus (17-1), not a world level fighter or a devastating puncher, but he could punch a bit. Being dropped suggests Castano doesn't have a granite chin, but just because he's suffered one knockdown, doesn't mean he doesn't have a good chin.

Castano has 73% KOs, that suggests he is a puncher, Lara has 47% KOs, he can punch a bit, he is not a non-puncher, but he is not a puncher either, and he doesn't have a lot of power. Although there probably isn't as much in it as the percentages suggest, Castano probably has more power than Lara.

For size, it is interesting, Castano might be naturally bigger, he is 6'1, Lara is 5'9, but on the other hand, Lara has 7 inches of reach on Castano, both fighters have fought at light middleweight in at least their last 4 fights, but Castano weighed in at 148-149 against Vitu, a career lightest, he has fought at middleweight a few times, Castano, and at 6'1, you would think he must be big for 154, but having made 149 in his last fight, that can't be the case. The Alvarez fight was at 155, but apart from that, all Lara's fights since 2012 have been at 154, like Castano, he has fought at middleweight, but is really a light middleweight. I don't think size will be a factor in this fight.

If Lara loses this fight, I think he should retire, he has nothing to prove, and he will only decline. I think the pressure is on Lara, but Castano as well, less so, but this is a big opportunity, he is getting Lara at the right time, he might not get a better and more realistic chance to prove himself at world level if he loses this.

It is a very tough fight to call, it depends more on Castano than Lara. I think Lara might still have too much skill, too much pedigree, and he might have the beating of Castano. I think this will be a decent fight, interesting fight, on the inside, it's Castano's fight, on the outside, it's Lara's fight.

I think this will be a close fight, Lara is past his best, will probably be slower, fade earlier than in recent years, and Castano will be aggressive, win the rounds when the fight is at close range, but in a lot of the rounds, Lara will be too technically skilled, will outbox Castano, use his reach, and pick him off at long range. I think it will be close, but Lara will edge the fight, maybe by MD.

I also pick Lara by MD or SD perhaps in a very tight contest, his last fight was a war and he’s close to the end in his career. I wonder how long he’s gonna do it at a high level because even though he is so technically sound those grueling fights get to you sooner rather than later. Castaño looks like a real deal but he has never faced the likes of Lara and I feel Lara can box him and win at least 6-7 rounds. In order for Castaño to win he needs to pressure Lare constantly and that might leave him open for Lara’s 1-2 combination. In my opinion if Castaño doesn’t knock him out, Lara gets the decision.

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Interesting fight indeed. Lara is typical Cuban; technically brilliant but often one paced and defensive. I wonder if he doesn't take risks due to the amount of times he's been knocked down? I don't think he can complain too much against 'bad' scorecards because of the amount of running he often does. A style that tries to pinch rounds always leaves it's self often to bad decisions.

Lara TKO R10. I think this will be more lopsided than people are projecting including the oddsmakers. Lara is elite in every phase of the game and is especially strong when slipping and countering. BC is nowhere near the level of Hurd or Canelo and they both nearly lost to him. BC has power and knows how to use it but isn't very patient or technical and relies on the opponent wilting to his pressure. Won't happen here.

Castano is a lot better than you think. He is a decorated amateur(185-5 record0 and was the only man to beat Derevyanchenko in WSB(Sergiy was 23-1). I don't know if he'll pull it off, but I think he has a very solid chance given Lara's defensive style.

Champion97's picture

Good fight.

Castano did very well, pressured Lara consistently, kept that tight guard, let the shots go when he had Lara at the distance he wanted him at. He didn't quite get the win, Castano, was in against the more experienced fighter, but he'll have learned from this fight, will want the rematch.

Lara boxed very well, worked the body, got himself out of range, knew when to work, didn't put too much into the shots, was conservative, and didn't seem to really tire until round 11 for that reason, which made it tougher for Castano to make it about age. I don't know if Lara will want the rematch, he is the one at the back end of his career, he is the old fighter, but I don't think he'll retire, proved in this fight he isn't shot, will probably get another opportunity before he retires.

How on earth anyone can score either fighter winning a landslide is beyond me, I don't like 116-112, but any wider than that is a bad one in my opinion, very close fight, I agree with the draw, either could have edged it, but a draw is a very fair result.