Erislandy Lara is known to be a Cuban-American professional boxer. Erislandy is making it big now and his networth is a big question among his fans
Erislandy Lara Santoya is staged named Erislandy Lara. He renowned Cuban-American professional boxer who has proudly held multiple world championships in two weight classes.
The boxer also held the WBA (Regular) middleweight title since May 2021. Previously Lara held various versions, both Regular and Super, of the WBA light-middleweight title between 2014 and 2021.
He held the IBO light middleweight title two times between 2015 and 2021. The boxer was ranked as the world’s third-best active middleweight by BoxRec as of March 2021.
Cuban Boxer Erislandy Lara Net Worth Revealed
Erislandy Lara reportedly 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.
Cuban Boxer Erislandy Lara Salary Revealed
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.
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.
The Cuban boxer knocked down Gausha en route to a 12-round unanimous decision and retained his world titles. In the match, Lara earned $700,000 for the fight while Guasha took home a $250,000 purse.
On January 9, 2018, it was confirmed that a deal was being made in place for a unification fight between IBF junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd and Lara. It was reported Lara would receive a $1 million purse from the fight.