Castano-Lara was a close contest

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Castano-Lara was a close contest
Castano-Lara was a close contest. Photo: Stephanie Trapp/ Showtime Boxing

The fight for the Super Welterweight Championship of the World Boxing Association (WBA) between the Argentinean native Brian Castano and the Cuban native Erislandy Lara this last Saturday in California was very entertaining, but above all it was a close contest and the final draw proved it.

The post-combat analysis showed the good performance of the judges who were working on the fight and how complicated it was according to their specialist perspective. The final cards were 115-113, 113-115 and 114-114, which decreed the tie that allowed Castano to retain his crown.

The three judges agreed on eight of the 12 rounds. All scored in favor of Castano in rounds 3, 10, 11 and 12, while in rounds 1,2,7, and 8 they agreed in favor of Lara.

In the fourth round, Judges A and C gave Castano the lead, while B opted for Lara. In the fifth, B and C leaned in favor of the champion, while A scored in favor of the challenger. On the other hand, round 6 had Judges B and C in favor of Lara and Judge A leaned towards Castano. Finally, round nine joined the judges A and B in favor of the Cuban, leaving the C with an advantageous score to the Argentinian.


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