Erislandy Lara vs. Darnell Boone
2009-07-17 : Erislandy Lara 155 lbs beat Darnell Boone 153 lbs by UD in round 6 of 6
- Location: Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Jay Nady
- Judge: Richard Houck 59-55
- Judge: C.J. Ross 60-54
- Judge: Glenn Trowbridge 60-54
Aired On: ESPN Friday Night Fights
- Erislandy Lara 6-0 (4 KOs) vs. Darnell Boone 16-11-2 (6 KOs)
- Fight was on the undercard of Breidis Prescott vs. Miguel Vazquez.
- Boone entered with a record of 3-4 in his previous seven bouts dating back to December of 2006, with all losses coming by way of decision.
- Teddy Atlas scored the bout 60-54 for Lara.
Lara maintained distance well in the opening round, throwing left hands behind a measuring jab. Boone, while grabbing the top rope, went down from what Referee Jay Nady ruled a slip early in the 2nd Round. He stepped up his offense in the first minute of the 3rd Round, but was mellowed by Lara's in-and-out attack. Boone was warned in the 4th for holding, but was clearly being more active that in the previous rounds. Midway through Round 6, Boone was momentarily hurt but was able to avoid Lara's followup attack.