Boxing Preview – Erislandy Lara vs Jan Zaveck

Boxing Preview – Erislandy Lara vs Jan Zaveck

Boxing Preview – Erislandy Lara vs Jan Zaveck

The final week of November boasts a very rare mid-week card. Premier Boxing Champions will be hosting a Wednesday night of fights on ESPN and whilst the card looks stacked, the main event is something really to look forward to. Often considered as the best super welterweight Boxers on the planet, ‘The American Dream’ Erislandy Lara returns to action for the second time this year. He will be facing a sturdy challenge as he takes on the tough Slovenian, Jan Zaveck with the WBA and IBO World super welterweight belts on the line.

Whilst Jan Zaveck has taken on some of the best in the world at 154 lbs, Erislandy Lara is a special talent. We don’t see past Lara earning the victory. We’re taking Erislandy Lara to win by decision or technical decision at odds of 4/6. Get a 100% deposit bonus when you click here or the banner below!

Erislandy Lara’s story behind his nickname of ‘The American Dream’ is really quite warranted after he chose to defect from his home nation of Cuba in order to chase his dream of becoming a world-beating professional Boxer. He thus far hasn’t disappointed as his talent has lit up the professional stage. Lara has carved a record of 21 wins, 12 stoppages, 2 losses and 2 draws. He lost to Canelo Alvarez in a super-fight in July 2014 by split decision, a fight that many Boxing hardcores think that Lara clearly won. He rebounded by earning a strong unanimous decision victory of Ishe Smith in December 2014 before most recently winning the two belts he defends tonight against Delvin Rodriguez in June 2015, another strong unanimous decision.

Cuban is an outright technical Boxer brought on from his glittering amatuer career in the Cuban amatuer system which has produced some of the finest professionals on the planet today. His high Boxing intelligence sees him easily control the fight with his incredibly long jab, allowing him to monitor the pace and distance to what he desires. Controlling the length means he seldom gets hit and he can accurately pick his punches. Sometimes his awesome talent might be his downfall as he gets complacent, getting passive whilst on the offensive and not winning rounds in the dominating fashion he could win by.

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The seasoned Slovenian goes into this fight slowly approaching the 13th year of his professional career. The 39 year old has managed to piece together a very respectable 35 wins, 19 stoppages and 3 losses record over the thirteen years in the sport. He’s only been in three bouts since October 2013. In that month, he shutout Sebastien Allais by unanimous decision. In October 2014, he earned a seventh round stoppage against Ferenc Hafner. He most recently earned a unanimous decision against Sasha Yengoyang in April 2015, handing Yengoyang only his second loss ever.

The Slovenian is a very tough customer who brags a very durable and tough typical European style. Training out of Germany has taught him this style. His prolonged career has obviously taught him a lot and he is experienced which means he has probably faced all types of styles, allowing him to adjust. He’s a good aggressor and likes to bring a fight which can often frustrate some opponents and he still has a bit of power behind his shots. Zaveck is however very old to be in the ring and he’s clearly lost an edge, which is why he mainly fights in domestic competition in Slovenia now. He’s also only been in the ring three times since October 2013 which might have an adverse effect when trying to keep up with the pace of the fight.

I think what Lara needs at this stage of his career when he’s still trying to rebound off the loss to Canelo last summer is to keep taking and winning these fights against proven and experience veterans like what Zaveck is. Despite how good Zaveck has been, the gulf between these two in applied talent is very, very large and I think Lara makes easy work of Zaveck. The fight takes place in Hialeah which is a massive Cuban city in Florida and those fans will be well and truly behind Lara in this bout. With the fans and talent behind him, I think Lara dominates his way to a unanimous decision victory by easily controlling the pace of the fight and landing some awesome snipe shots. Erislandy Lara by decision.

Dan Glozier.

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