WBA Title Fight: Castano vs. Lara Goes To Split Draw

Check out MMA News' coverage of the WBA (Regular) light middleweight title match-up between Brian Castano and Erislandy Lara.

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Last night (Sat. March 2, 2019) WBA (Regular) junior middleweight champion Brian Castano defended his title. He faced Erislandy Lara. The action went down from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Castano was undefeated in his boxing career with a perfect record of 15-0. He faced the 35-year-old veteran Lara, who had a record of 25-3-2.

In Lara’s last bout, he had a six-fight win streak snapped by Jarrett Hurd, losing via split decision in April. Also on the card, 39-year-old heavyweight knockout artist Luis Ortiz returned. He was on a two-fight win streak since suffering his first loss to Deontay Wilder in March.

The Cuban looked to add to his lengthy knockout resume against Christian Hammer. Check out MMA News’ coverage of Castano vs. Lara below:

  • WBA (Regular) Junior Middleweight Title: (C) Brian Castano vs. Erislandy Lara ends in Split Draw (115-113, 113-115, 114-114)
  • Heavyweight: Luis Ortiz def. Christian Hammer via unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 99-91)
  • WBA Gold Featherweight Title: Eduardo Ramirez def. Bryan De Gracia via R9 TKO