Erislandy Lara defends his title for a 5th time against Yuri Foreman on January 13th on PBC on Spike in Miami, FL.
In round 1 Lara sets the pace for the fight and establishes his jab while feeling Foreman out. In round 2 the action slowed down but Lara continued to control the tempo. In the final minute of round 3 Lara scores a knockdown and begins to throw more punches.
Round 4 Lara puts away Foreman with a slip uppercut left hand that sends Foreman to the canvas. Lara wins by KO and improves his record to 24-2 (14 KO’s).
Let’s take a look back at the top 5 PBC Greatest Hits for May 2016!
#5: Miguel Cruz and Samuel Figueroa battle it out in the final round of their 8-round bout on May 8, 2016. Cruz went on to win the fight by split decision.
#4: Joey Abell dominates John Wesley Nofire in a scheduled 8-round heavyweight bout on May 17, 2016, on PBC on FS1. Abell goes on to win the bout by TKO in the 3rd round. This was Nofire’s first professional loss.
#3: On May 21, 2016 on Showtime, Jermell Charlo defeated John Jackson by KO in the 8th round to become the WBC World Super Welterweight Champion.
#2: Jermell and Jermall Charlo make history by becoming the first twins to hold world titles in the same weight class. Both brothers fought on May 21, 2016, on Showtime. Jermell defeated John Jackson to become the WBC World Super Welterweight Champion while Jermall successfully defended his title against Austin Trout to remain the IBF World Super Welterweight Champion.
#1: Murat Gassiev delivers a devastating left hook which immediately sends Jordan Shimmell to the canvas ending the fight. The knockout, which was broadcast on PBC on FS1 on May 17, 2016, even showed up as the #1 moment on the Sports Center Top 10!