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How Much Is Erislandy Lara Net Worth? Erislandy Lara is a professional boxer who was born in Cuba and now lives in the United States. Erislandy has competed in a number of World Championships, including the Light Middleweight and Middleweight divisions.
Erislandy has competed in a variety of national and international competitions, including the World Championship, Central American and Caribbean Games, and World Cups.
RoxRec rated him as the world’s third light middleweight, The Ring magazine ranked him second, and Transnational Boxing Ranking Board ranked him sixth.
He’s fought 34 times and won 28 of them, including 16 knockouts. Three of his matches have ended in a draw, while the other three have been lost.
How Much Is Cuban Boxer Erislandy Lara Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Erislandy Lara has an estimated net worth of around $2 million (approx), which he earned through a burgeoning career in boxing for the past 15 years.
The athlete lost four times at the early stage of his amateur career against Lorenzo Aragon, two-time world champion. Next year he repeatedly bested countryman Yudel Jhonson Cedeno and qualified for the world champions.
Having an earlier loss to Russian Andrey Balanov, he beat American Boyd Melson, Olympic champion Bakhtiyar Artayev, and amassed the Gold against Mogomed Nurutdiniv (BLR).
Lara was called a favorite to grab the gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. However, in 2007, Lara and Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux defected from Cuba during the Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After some weeks, the boxer was caught by Brazilian officials and returned to Cuba where he was restricted from practicing boxing indefinitely. The next year in 2008, he attempted a second defection, on a speed boat to Mexico.
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What To Know About The Salary Of Cuban Boxer Erislandy Lara
Cuban-American boxer Erislandy Lara is believed to have an annual salary of $400,000. However, being a professional boxer his income might fluctuate from time to time.
Although Lara’s annual earnings are kept private, he is likely to rake in a hefty amount of cash having achieved multiple world championships and competitions. The athlete started his boxing career in 2003.
On January 1, 2009, the boxer made his ESPN debut and scored a first-round Technical knockout (TKO) against Rodrigo Aguiar. His following fight came on February 20, 2009, when he faced Keith Gross.
On May 2, 2009, Lara fought against Chris Gray, on the Pacquiao vs. Hatton undercard. Lara defeated Chris via unanimous decision. On May 22, he faced aging Edwin Vazquez and finished the fight with good combinations, prompting the referee to end the fight in the fourth round.
Learn About Erislandy Lara Earnings Records And Endorsements
On August 24, 2017, it was confirmed by Ringtv that Erislandy Lara would face former Olympian Terrell Gausha as a part of a super welterweight triple-header on October 14, 2017, at the Barclays in New York City.
In a 12-round unanimous decision, the Cuban fighter knocked down Gausha on route to retaining his world belts. Lara was paid $700,000 for the bout, while Guasha received a $250,000 payout.
On January 9, 2018, it was announced that Jarrett Hurd, the IBF junior middleweight champion, and Lara have agreed to a unification bout. According to reports, Lara will be paid $1 million for the bout.