UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Il, June 12
TV: Spike TV
By Peter Lim
Rodriguez represents a step down in competition for Lara, given his last five opponents ranked from very competent to excellent. Lara is simply a couple of notches above Rodriguez in every respect of the game so this should amount to little more than a glorified sparring session for him. But Lara is not much of a risk taker and he will be content to cruise to a decision win rather than go for the knockout.
Nailed this one on the head. Lara had several opportunities to go for the knockout but chose to hold back.