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Erislandy Lara vs. Michael Zerafa Preview and Free Pick

Last Updated on March 27, 2024 9:46 pm by Erwin Noguera

Finally! The long wait to see Cuban Erislandy Lara in the ring again will end on Saturday, March 30, when he will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight world title against Australian Michael Zerafa. 

The last time the Cuban got up to defend his title was in 2022, so there is great expectation to see him in the ring again since he is 40 years old. 

On the other hand, his opponent is ten years younger and had waited several months for this fight, as he was the mandatory challenger of the WBA, which was the entity that ordered this bout in Las Vegas, United States. 

Despite the relevance of the fight, it is not the prime-time fight or the co-main. The main event will be between Tim Tszyu and Sebastian Fundora for two super welterweight world titles, while for the super lightweight, we will have the clash between Rolly Romero and Isaac Cruz. 

When and Where?

Saturday, March 30, 8:00 pm ET at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Ring Walks:

(Estimated) 9:15 pm ET 

Moneyline odds: 

Erislandy Lara 1.29 

Michael Zerafa 3.89 

Where can I watch it?

Amazon Prime Video 

Why bet on Erislandy Lara?

The usual in the successful career of Cuban Erislandy Lara is that his fights are not very frequent. To see the quality of his moves, you have to wait and wait a lot. 

The veteran boxer has not fought since May 28, 2022, when he defended his throne against Gary O’Sullivan at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He got his belt by defeating Thomas LaManna in Carson in 2021. That victory was by technical knockout. 

Lara’s record is 29 wins, 17 by KO, while he has lost three times and always by cards. He has drawn on three occasions. 

The Cuban boxer’s last loss came in 2018 when he lost via split decision to Jarrett Hurd in Las Vegas. 

Why bet on Michael Zerafa?

Australian Michael Zerafa is one of the fighters who need that big opportunity to be in the mouth of the boxing world experts. 

He is 32 years old, and his last fight was against Danilo Creati in 2022, so it can be said that he has the same amount of time without fighting as his opponent. He beat Creati by unanimous decision and confirmed his four-fight unbeaten streak. 

The Australian’s record is 31 wins, 19 by knockout, and he lost on four occasions, one of them on the canvas. 

Final Betting Analysis – Erislandy Lara vs. Michael Zerafa

Although he has a good amount of wins by knockout, the best characteristic of the Latino is his smart boxing, moving a lot on the ropes and striking at the precise moments to secure the points he needs to win. 

Although he is 1,75 meters, his reach is 1,91, which can be used to fight at long distances. 

While he is taller than Lara, ‘Pretty Boy’ has a shorter reach than his opponent, standing at 1.82 meters. 

This will be the second time he fights in the United States. The first time was in 2015, losing to Peter Quillin. 

At Gambyl Exchange, we find that Erislandy Lara is the favorite with a Moneyline of 1.29, while Michael Zerafa has 3.89. 

Despite two years off from fighting, Cuba’s Erislandy Lara has proven that he doesn’t need to be active to be a puncher. The victory will go to the 40-year-old fighter over Australian Zerafa by divided decision. 

Go for a win in Erislandy Lara’s Moneyline. If you bet $100 at 1.29, you will gain $29 for a total payout of $129. 

Erislandy Lara vs. Michael Zerafa Betting Pick: Erislandy Lara

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