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Last Friday night, on Premier Boxing Champions On Spike, Erislandy “The Dream” Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO’s) successfully defended his WBA Junior Middleweight title, by knocking out Yuri Forman (34-3, 10 KO’s) in the 4th round.  It was more of the same from Lara (one of the best technical fighters in the sport), as he just sat back and looked for counter opportunities, as he usually does.  Lara is one of the best counter punchers in the sport, and he rarely moves forward and goes on the attack.  Lara out boxed Foreman in all 4 rounds, and in the 3rd he got a knockdown on Foreman.  The first knockdown should have been called a slip, because Foreman went down without getting hit by a punch.  In the 4th round however, Foreman charged Lara, and Lara loaded up on a huge uppercut to put Foreman down again.  Foreman would get up right before the count of 10, but with no legs underneath him, and a hazy look in his eyes, the referee stopped the fight.  Lara is victorious via TKO, and retains his WBA Junior Middleweight title.

In the co-featured bout, Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KO’s) defeated Norbert Nemesapati via 6th round TKO.  There isn’t much to say about this one, because it was basically just target practice for Dirrell through 6 rounds.  Dirrell was loading up on every shot, just nailing Nemesapati in the head and body, but the youngster would not go down.  Nemesapati showed tremendous guts and heart, trying his best and not giving up, but he was clearly overmatched against the hard punching Dirrell.  After the 6th round, the fight was stopped in the corner, simply because of the accumulation of punishment to the head of Nemesapati.  Anthony Dirrell gets the TKO victory, in hopes of one more title shot.



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