By Miguel Rivera
Mexican fighter Jorge 'Pilon' Lara is reportedly in serious condition after being shot on Tuesday night in his native Guadalajara, Jalisco, according to a report by ESPN Deportes.
Lara, 27, with a professional record of 29 wins, one loss and two draws, lost his unbeaten record on April 28 in El Paso, Texas, when he was decked in one round by Claudio Marrero.
After that fight, the Mexican fighter himself reported through the social networks about the death of his only brother, and this week he announced that it had been three months of his loss.
Most of the details regarding the shooting are unknown, but a source told BoxingScene.com that Lara may have been shot four times.
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing had released Lara a few months ago, and the two of them have not spoken since parting ways in the aftermath of the Marrero defeat.
Lara was training at the Class and Talent Gym in Guadalajara, but at the moment has not signed a new contract with any promotional company. He had been sparring with no exact date scheduled for his next fight.
Likely his most notable victory that stands on his record was the one he achieved in 2016 over the three-time world champion Fernando 'Kochul' Montiel, whom he knocked out in the first round on a card which took place in California.