Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles – IBO, WBA “regular” junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (27-3-3, 15 KOs) cruised past Greg Vendetti (22-4-1, 12 KOs) to win a twelve round unanimous decision. The scores were 116-112, 117-111, 117-111. (photos by Sean Michael Ham)
Lara was sharp and landing accurate punches in the first round. Vendetti was finding it very hard to get inside to land punches. Lara continued to dominate the action in the second. Vendetti was using whatever tactics possible to make it more of an inside fight.
Not much of a difference in the third. Lara was starting to land more damaging shots in the fourth when Vendetti would charge in. In the fifth, Vendetti was starting to do a bit better on the inside.
Vendetti was trying hard to make something as the fight played out, but Lara was very defensive and more accurate when his punches got off.