Canelo’s face also looked all puffy, red, swollen, Bleeding from his swollen eyes and beaten.. he was looking like Margacheato vs Paquiao LOLPosted July 22, 2014 4:29 pm
“[Canelo’s] whole demeanor after the final bell showed frustration and desperation” at being deprived of the opportunity to Beat, Pummel, and Punish the hyped-up Lara before a PPV audience like he fiercely-prepared for. you also have no idea of how to score a PPV title-Fight. the basic criteria is simple: each fighter must prepare for and be willing to engage in a competitive contest of boxing and/or punching skills. Lara miserably failed to meet this fundamental requirement of PROfessional boxing. his complete lack of fighting-spirit was an utter disgrace to the sport and piss in the faces of true fight-fans. meanwhile, i guess you’ve discarded your conspiratorial spin on the influence of the Mexican fanbase(?). i commend you for demonstrating the ability to be educated by your superiors . . . carry on.Posted July 18, 2014 2:20 pm
te tumbo, if you don’t like controversial scorecard nods, how can you live with Canelo getting the SD over Lara? Canelo made a fool out of himself and looked like Schreck after the fight, his whole demeanor after the final bell showed frustration and desperation, he knew he had lost.Posted July 17, 2014 11:59 pm
Lopez was being outpunched and beat the F’k up v. Salido but if it hadn’t of been for Salido’s ultimate KO of Juanmono the scorecards were already being lined-up in Lopez’s favor in SPITE of the Mexican fanbase.Posted July 17, 2014 5:09 pm
Btw, three point deductions v. Vargas and Cheato Trinadud isN’T DQ’d?!? so much for the influence of the Mexican fanbase. there are more holes in your delusional spin than a Public Enema family reunion.Posted July 17, 2014 5:06 pm
IVAN, desperately trying to frame Lara’s display of a total lack of fighting-heart as a demonstration of superior boxing skill is utterly delusional. nationality doesn’t insulate Marquez from every close decision going against him; or DLH from being robbed v. Trinadud; or Molina v. Lara; and the list goes on and on. moreover, if you truly understood the influence and sensibilities of the Mexican fanbase, you would realize that if Lara were Mexican and Canelo were Cuban, you could count on the Mexican fanbase to piss ALL OVER Lara for his disgraceful display of self-preservation. not even the presence of Chavez Sr. spared Chavez Jr. from being pelted with garbage for simply receiving a controversial scorecard nod in his favor, which resulted in Jr. having to redeem with rematcheS. when was the first time Lara redeemed a controversial scorecard nod? hopefully this response will serve as a model for talking BOXING instead of sharing your xenophobic insecurity about Mexicans taking over. if i didn’t know better, i would think it was you i sent into a sustained and spiraling, whistling descent to a desolate canyon floor(?). Stick to Boxing.Posted July 17, 2014 5:01 pm
True Fight Fans were sickened by that blatent Robbery.. Only delusional Canelo Groupies like te tumbo accepted that highway Robbery.. It’s not like Lara Ran for the Border like DelaRunner vs Tito Trinidad never looking back and doing absolutely nothing to Trinidad.. Fernando Vargas was correct that night.. “Delahoya is not a true Mexican because true Mexicans do not run like Cowards”Posted July 17, 2014 3:54 pm
Canelo has crossover appeal. especially among true fight-fans. the fact that you’re slow to acknowledge that fact (or prefer to ignore it) is the intent of my post and your insecure response only serves to validate that intent. talk BOXING and Boxers. dispense with the nationalistic spin that is a ZERO factor IN a boxing ring.Posted July 17, 2014 10:50 am
te tumbo, “Mexican” is not an insult, what is Canelo then? His followers? Cosmopolitan citizens of the galaxy… Mexican was used in a good sense, no need to feel discriminated or wronged…Posted July 17, 2014 8:36 am
IMO, it’s foolish of this pundit to expose his clueless condition with this blog. after all, the goal is to cultivate a loyal following among ESB’s most reliable posters. “Mexican” and otherwise.Posted July 17, 2014 2:43 am
Mexican Corruption Destroying USA Boxing
Mexican Corruption is Destroying USA Boxing.. When you have A Corrupt Mexican Boxing Sanchioning body, A Corrupt Drug Addicted Mexican Boxing Promoter, A corrupt Mexican Judge giving the Bogus Win after Bogus wins to their Favorite Mexican Boxers you know it’s time for the USA to take a second look at our beloved Sport.. The Days of Boxing Fans respecting and appreciating the Sweet Science, the Sport where Hit and avoid getting hit ruled are being replaced by who is the toughest and can take the most punches to the Face contests, USA Boxing is becoming just a Tijuana Cantina Drunk Tough man Contest…Posted July 16, 2014 2:16 pm
Datruthhurts – I’m not talking about Delahoya/Trinidad, I’m talking about Canelo/Lara. Lara turned up to his first ever PPV event and RAN repeatedly all night, tripping over himself trying to get away, landing the occasional, effective 1-2, which caused a small cut to the eye and some bruising. Canelo equally busted up Lara’s eye with a cut and bruusing, and considering all he was doing was running away, I think Canelo’s uppercut was more impressive.
It was a split decision and one dodgy scorecard in favor of the aggressor. The result SD – Canelo was fair and correct, regardless of that last scorecard.
If you think turning up to your first PPV event, running for majority of the fight and occasional pot-shotting is going to make you win the fight, then by 2 out of 3 judges and I’m guessing 60-70% of boxing fans think you’re wrong.Posted July 16, 2014 7:37 am
The reason Canelo won is because Levi Martinez is mexican too. That will tell you everything, this M.F made up his mind even before the fight stared.Posted July 15, 2014 7:29 pm
How in the hell does everything come back as Floyd’s fault? Unbelievable.Posted July 15, 2014 5:19 pm
SREDMOND – the only thing Oscar beat was his feet from running a non-stop 12 Round Marathon.. They must’ve been as bloody as Canelos face.. DelaRunner made Lara look like a stationary fighter.. LOL, Trinidad was after him all night.. it was Hilarious.. as Fernando Vargas put it at the end of the fight “Oscar is not a true Mexican because Mexicans do not Run” got to give Fernando Credit for being honest…Posted July 15, 2014 4:51 pm
Lara won the fight. But he should have let his hands go more. Was boring watching the running & pot shotting. But Floyd has influenced this sort of crap. Let’s see how they call the next Maidana fight.Posted July 15, 2014 3:42 pm
Wasn’t Laras eye cut? Lara ran plain and simple. That worked against him with the judges. You don’t come into the biggest fight of your life and run. Especially since he was the one talking all the trash. That is how he got the fight in the first place.Posted July 15, 2014 12:46 pm
Oscar BEAT Trinidads AZZ and made him look like a complete fool… He should not have eased off the gas in the final rounds but that was easily one of ODH best boxing performances EVER… Titos victory is HOLLOW he was bleeding all over his shorts and simply stalking and getting punched clean in the grill… Oscar showed the blueprint for how to beat the heavy handed Trinidad and then Hopkins and Winky Wright ushered Tito out of the sport… Extoling the virtues of Trinidads GIFT decision is pure comedy..Posted July 15, 2014 12:44 pm
BS – how Did CAnelos face get so busted up and how did Canelos Eye get cut?? I do believe the difference here is that Oscar ran and was inneffective while Lara made Canelo look like a plodding Bobble head Amateur, missing shots wildly into the Wind as Lara Popped him in the Face repeatedly… all night long..Posted July 15, 2014 11:57 am
BS – So you too agree that Tito Trinidad beat DelaRunner.. Tito was also the only fighter in that ring willing to fight that night.. Oscar Ran all night long.. Tito was the only one pressing the Action, Oscar was back peddling for 6 rounds then he Flat out Ran for his life the next 6 rounds.. landing absolutely nothing meaningful.. NOTHING.. As Tito pressed forward landing Shots on an Oscar tripping over himself running away.. yet many Mexicans here have claimed Oscar Beat Tito that night?? For over a Decade. Same idiots now saying you cannot win a fight running away and not engaging?? fkn Hypocrates and weasels..Posted July 15, 2014 11:55 am
“The fight was a case of an accomplished boxer having his way with an optimistic brawler.” Yes – a thousand times yes!Posted July 15, 2014 11:42 am
Datruthhurts – I’m not Mexican.
Canelo busted and Split Lara’s eye too with a savage uppercut, one of the few moments when Lara wasn’t running away… Lara didn’t do enough to impress ALL the judges. I do think the last scorecard was stupid though. I had Canelo up by a couple rounds. Lara didn’t hurt Canelo anymore than Canelo hurt him. He just literally ran backwards and sidewards around the ring.
Canelo was the better FIGHTER on the night. Lara was barely fighting and being negative. It was therefore a SPLIT decision in his favour… Like your namesake; the truth hurts. All I have is respect for Canelo for taking the fight no one else wanted and advised him not to and trying his best to make it a decent fight. Lara was too negative that night. Could be different another night though…Posted July 15, 2014 11:09 am
BS – Running was what Delahoya did vs Tito Trinidad but all you mexicans especially te tumbo said Delahoya won that fight??? even though Delahoya landed nothing as he ran for his life.. at least Lara busted up Canelos face pretty badly and cut his eye…Posted July 15, 2014 10:21 am
The reason Canelo won was because I said Canelo would win. If I had chosen Lara then Lara would have won. No one, not even the fighters themselves can go against this great one. I am the greatest! Numero uno!Posted July 15, 2014 9:47 am
Jake Lead Rights
The fight sucked! Lara by no means out classed Canelo! And Canelo by no means beat the crap out of Lara! But Canelo showed ring generalship, controlled the fight, and pressed the fight. Canelos punches weren’t as crisp as Laras but Lara just didnt throw enough punches to win the judges. Lara tried to use the footprint that Floyd left but he didnt out point him. After the Floyd fight Canelo looked beatup up his face was cut up and his eyes were swollen. And Canelo had to wear sunglasses for the post fight interviews. He had none of that after the Lara fight. Canelo didn’t look impressive either. he remains the same fighter I fear the day he fights Tripple-G.Posted July 15, 2014 9:34 am
Ivan, You need to learn the difference between judging an amature fight and a pro fight. The pro game is about doing damage, not just avoiding it. In my opinion it was not even a close fight as Lara spent too much time refusing to fight. However, calling this fight a robbery is an insult to all the true robberies out there and greatly diminishes the value of the term. Every time a close fight goes against the fighter you choose you cry robbery. Can you not accept the subjective nature of scoring? Are you that new to the game that you really have no idea what a robbery is? I realize that there is no criteria required to publisg on ESB, but at least attempt to understand the implications of your statements before putting your ignorance on display.Posted July 15, 2014 8:46 am
It was a narrow Lara victory that was robbed by the judge. But honestly Lara had to be a little more assertive with his offense. But even then he won. As far as I know the Ring Mag, was bought by GBP, so I’d be a little cautious of their opinions.Posted July 15, 2014 8:35 am
Absolute BS… Lara’s ‘moving on his toes’ was just running. He didn’t outclass Canelo, he made Canelo look dangerous. If Canelo stood still the whole fight nothing would’ve happened. He came and brought the fight. This is boxing. “If you want to run in a marathon then run in a marathon. This is boxing”…
You all act like ‘what did Lara have to do to win?’ – But I’m like ‘what does Canelo have to do in order to get credit for his wins?’…
Canelo even paid Lara respect after the fight and hit the nail on the head with the above quote. Lara was just being a b*tch about it, even after spending at least 10 out of 12 rounds skipping backwards and landing a handful of shots…Posted July 15, 2014 8:03 am
Sellout Judge was Mexican
The Sellout Judge, Levi Martinez who gave Canelo a 117 – 111 outrageous Victory is Mexican.. what else do you need to know??? LOLPosted July 15, 2014 7:21 am
The Sellout Judge, Levi Martinez who gave Canelo a 117 – 111 outrageous Victory is Mexican.. what else do you need to know??? LOLPosted July 15, 2014 7:20 am
A Fighting Man
Saul is an overrated red head . Lara is a road runner but we all knew that long before this fight was made .. Saul should have been able to cut off the ring and punish Lara to the body until his head came off , but no he has not the athletic prowess to accomplish this task …
Any of the title holders at 160 will end this ugly red headed step childs career , and send him from the ring in tears ..Oscar also .Posted July 15, 2014 6:36 am
I had this fight at a draw and if I had to call a winner, it would be canelo due to his more effective power shots that landed.
But on a side note I just wanted to ask you guys why Canelo deserves to be a cash cow right now?
What has he achieved in his career and especially at this stage in his career that sets him right under PAC and Mayweather.
I am not a hater but I am someone who is actually confused to why canelo is already held at such high elite status.Posted July 15, 2014 6:24 am
Tark, keeps mentioning the Charlo brothers who were in attendance Saturday night. When are the Charlos getting their shots. I know one of them lost a shot when Carlos Molina was arrested a couple months back. If the Charlos got Lara ready with great sparring as Tark says, when will they be ready or get their own shots?Posted July 15, 2014 6:15 am
Bo Bo Olson
Whoops….forgot to put my name in, would not want to be mistaken for some one who is nameless.Posted July 15, 2014 4:36 am
Astounding how few know there are four jabs….baby punches. Even though Dempsey fighting out of the crouch didn’t, it was the first punch he talked about in his book. Two of the jabs are not baby punches.
Gasp…did you see that beautiful vicious hook to the … glove?
When was the last time Alverez knocked some one out?
A boxing match…..not a fight….slight difference. One boxes, which is one of the reasons Floyd is so hated…..
Any one who bought this ‘fight’ knew Lara would box….hit and run. Of course Lara hyped the fight….you don’t tell everyone you are going to use the Curtis Cokes School of poke and go. God he’d be so hated today, he perfected the baby punch. The get out of Dodge jab. The weight back, and move out, jab. Then there is the weight neutral jab, the weight forward. And the Power step forward jab….the in this case the straight power right…for righties it’s the straight power left………..of course any jab to the face counts more than a hook to the elbow……how odd.
Alvarez is a poor boxer….Lara a good one who used his reach.Posted July 15, 2014 4:35 am
So far he has been spanked by a 37 year old natural ww, and scraped past two not very accomplished (in the pros anyway) guys in his own weight class, and now he looks to face off against another former aging ww who he will also probably struggle against, all the way laughing his @ss to the bank, well played Golden Boy, well played.Posted July 15, 2014 2:42 am
Corruption Is Alive and Well
Canelo could not knock out Lara nor will he KO Cotto. Both are more gifted boxers than he can ever be any day of the week. Cotto will take the matter further where Lara left it as a well-deserved but robbed of victory. Except Cotto will make sure the left hooks and jabs sound off every round. UD for Cotto who is now too smart to go looking for one punch to end the fight.Posted July 15, 2014 2:19 am
You cant’ win a fight by running. Lara was afraid to fight Alvarez. One left uppercut did more damage than all of Lara’s baby punches. If Lara wants to win a fight he needs to fight…………….I had the fight 117-111 for Alvarez, Lara did nothing but run like hell………………….
Alvarez would knock Cotto out…………………..Alvarez will probably fight Kirkland next, no way with he fight Golovkin. Golovkin would knock Alvarez out, he would also knock Cotto out as well as Lara, Soliman, Quillin, etc.Posted July 15, 2014 1:37 am
Whatever, if fights against canelo will be a walk in the park for cotto (like you said) why does cotto reject 10 millions for the fight? Even his mediocre brother almost ko canelo…Posted July 15, 2014 12:07 am
is really patetic that women in boxing are more determinated and willing to trade than fighters like lara.Posted July 15, 2014 12:03 am
Cotto’s older brother gave Alvarez problems and almost KOd him. Cotto will easily outbox Alvarez and not run like Lara because cotto can take any punch Alvarez can throw.Posted July 14, 2014 11:13 pm
And Canelo showed his lack of athleticism and how bad he was at cutting off the ring. Canelo is not an effective aggressor. Canelo’s performance wasn’t anything to write home about either.
hibdee- AND Lara still despite his awesome footwork couldn’t impress. I guess if it was a ballerina show or a dance show then great. Judges said “not buying it” Lara’s athleticism apparently didnt count. Canel was making adjustment and WAS in the midrounds cutting the ring. But you were to busy hating to see that small change. You complain about Canelo NOT being a great aggressor but at least he went in to fight unlike Lara how didnt want to engage Canelo all night.Posted July 14, 2014 10:35 pm
And Canelo showed his lack of athleticism and how bad he was at cutting off the ring. Canelo is not an effective aggressor. Canelo’s performance wasn’t anything to write home about either.
hibdee- AND Lara still despite his awesome footwork. I guess if it was a ballerina show or a dance show then great. Judges said “not buying it” Lara’s athleticism apparently didnt count. Canel was making adjustment and WAS in the midrounds cutting the ring. But you were to busy hating to see that small change. You complain about Canelo NOT being a great aggressor but at least he went in to fight unlike Lara how didnt want to engage Canelo all night.Posted July 14, 2014 10:35 pm
brza da originator
This lara guy s really stsrtin to annoy me I hope he don t get another paydayPosted July 14, 2014 10:31 pm
Whats it gonna take to convince you princesses that Canelo is a “good enough” fighter. Fight a p4p fighter(Mayweather)? or an undefeated bigger man(Trout)? A real test, true jr middleweight?(Angulo) or a slick and avoided fighter(Lara)? Enough said…haters gonna hatePosted July 14, 2014 10:30 pm
I already stated BEFORE the Fight even happened that Lara’s foot SPEED would be TOO much for Canelo. And I also stated that he would land more CLEAN shots to the FACE. I also stated that Canelo would WIN regardless of those FACTS. I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born.Posted July 14, 2014 10:19 pm
I BUY JUDGES.
The Canelo loss list, Part#1
Canelo loses to the following fighters:
Mayweather – L
GGG – L (KO)
“The only thing Lara showed Canelo was how NOT to impress the judges…haha”
And Canelo showed his lack of athleticism and how bad he was at cutting off the ring. Canelo is not an effective aggressor. Canelo’s performance wasn’t anything to write home about either.Posted July 14, 2014 9:42 pm
Tito Trinidad beat DLH
Mad Scientist – I think the fight outcome is a good thing for Cotto puts him at a much better position in Negotioations considering how Great Cotto looked vs Sergio.. Canelo showed once again he has his flaws and can be vulnerable to slick Boxing. Although I still believe Lara should’ve won he basically blew it by needlessly letting Canelo back him up when Lara could’ve used his Jab more to keep Canelo off of him. lara also should’ve thrown multiple combinations after the jabs that would freeze Canelo on the spot leaving him a bit confused. the Cubans style of settling for landing point shots gave the Crooked Judges wiggle room to give Canelo rounds.. what can you do? I think that the Canelo vs Cotto fight is now both guys best option since Floyd decided to rematch Maidana.. Cotto would want the Majority of the purse and he would want the fight at 154lbs with some weight gain limit of 160lbs fight night… Both guys would make huge sums of Money and the PPV itself would be HUGE…Posted July 14, 2014 9:21 pm
I totally agree with the author I had it 117 111 Lara. it’s a shame when you do your job and you still don’t get rewardedPosted July 14, 2014 9:08 pm
DaTruth ass Hurtzzz
Ladren PERROS! Canelo won! The only thing Lara showed Canelo was how NOT to impress the judges…hahaPosted July 14, 2014 8:53 pm
The Mad Scientist
Enema if it makes you feel good Trinidud got the official “W” against DLH but that is in the past, let’s try to stay current..be honest with us and tell us the truth,, how do you really feel about Cotto sharing the ring with Kid Cinnamon..are the nerves making your tummy turn..?? Lol!Posted July 14, 2014 8:45 pm
Sellout Ref let Maidana use MMA to NO avail
Maidana used MMA tactics and still LOST. When you use another Sports tactics in a more limited Sport and you still LOSE then whoever you LOST to is GOATNESS. Therefore Floyd is the GOAT.Posted July 14, 2014 8:30 pm
action fighters my ass. a lot of the action is them getting punched in the face. boxing is the name of the game. the manly art of self-defense. who landed the most punches inside a 400 sq ft ring gets the win.
you get to use the ring space, otherwise they’d have you fight in a 2’X2′ ring. then it would be a slugfest which brawling fans would preferPosted July 14, 2014 8:03 pm
“The Mad Scientist – Im so glad the sport of boxing favors action fighters who wanna entertain who give the fans a great show” Glad to see Mad Scientist agrees the action Fighter Tito Trinidad beat the Runnaway Chihuahua Delahoya.. LOLPosted July 14, 2014 7:36 pm
Mexican Judge gave Canelo the win
The Sellout Judge, Levi Martinez who gave Canelo a 117 – 111 outrageous Victory is Mexican.. what else do you need to know??? LOLPosted July 14, 2014 7:31 pm
Ray ‘The Man’ Flores
Red on head the Mexican won the fight. Red beat the Kooban and busted him good in the both eyes and mouth. And body pounding. Lara be hurting today and on Vicadin too.Posted July 14, 2014 6:56 pm
Just win baby
Shoulda been a draw so they can do it again…Posted July 14, 2014 6:37 pm
The Mad Scientist
Im so glad the sport of boxing favors action fighters who wanna entertain who give the fans a great show and something classic to remember for years to come..only those who identify with these boxers who don’t have guts to be great are upset,, who cares these fans are not the ones that are making the sport thrive ..Lol!Posted July 14, 2014 5:24 pm
The Mad Scientist
It is apparent that boxers who like to move and not get hit are ready nor have the courage or the guts to take the chances to really take it from Canelo..guys like Trout, Lara, Andrade and the Charlo bros are gonna have to dare to be great if they wanna share the big stage with Kid Cinnamon one of these dayz..Lol!Posted July 14, 2014 5:16 pm
This hack writer finally got something right… 117-111 for Lara.Posted July 14, 2014 5:07 pm
are there really mexican retards out there that think red top is up there with past mexican Greats.Posted July 14, 2014 5:01 pm
bud the chud
Im glad this writer aint a judge… lara by 6 points? Put that pipe down dudePosted July 14, 2014 4:58 pm
The One Main Thing that Lara proved is that Cuban Boxing School needs to stay right where it is…. In Cuba.Posted July 14, 2014 4:36 pm
Ed the Hyena
lion king you are so predicable. of course youre saying that carot top won the fight. lolPosted July 14, 2014 4:19 pm
oh and FIGHT AFICIONADO- Its fans like you who enable fighters like floyd to rob boxing fans clean!!Posted July 14, 2014 4:19 pm
powerbox: you might be right about lara taking canelo to school on his bike, however, as a true boxing fan, i would pay to watch a fighter like canelo anytime.. Canelo stated it correctly, WE, the fans, pay to see a fight.. NOT an AND1 streetball game.. Period.. lets see mayweather fight lara???!!! he wont, why, because he knows he needs an assailant for the fans to pay for the fight..Posted July 14, 2014 4:15 pm
It is apparent that Canelo is not ready for boxers that box with movement. He needs a stationary fighter like Angulo or Trout. I have never seen a judge give that much credit for punches to the body. NEVER. Lara would have had to knock Canelo out cold to get a winPosted July 14, 2014 4:07 pm
power box – what are you talking about? Canelo is the best Boxer Mexico has produced in 15 years! Viva Mejico!!!Posted July 14, 2014 3:56 pm
Lara took him to school. Canelo showed he is a limited fighter against Trout, Mayweather, and now Lara.Posted July 14, 2014 3:42 pm
Lara won that fight. Canelo was hitting air most of the night. A rematch should take place but NOT in Vegas, Texas or Mexico. Something needs to be done about some of those judges!Posted July 14, 2014 3:33 pm
curtley..close fights happen often but Lara – Canelo was not close. Canelo was off target, he tried to pose as the aggressor but came very short.Posted July 14, 2014 3:22 pm
Running? The ring is a fenced enclosure, there is no place to run or hide. Accusing the opponent of “running” is a silly excuse especially if you look like Schreck after the fight.Posted July 14, 2014 3:18 pm
This along with other articles is utter BS. Lets lay down the fight for exactly what it was a close contest between 2 good fighters with very different styles. I personally just gave it to Canelo with the more damaging work but would not have argued if it has gone to Lara, when will idiot writers and fans stop calling close contests robberies or corrupt it shows an utter lack of knowledge of the fact that points decisions are subjective especially in close fightsPosted July 14, 2014 3:15 pm
Lara won the fight IMHO as I have mentioned a few times, but others don’t want to see it that way. I have watched the fight over several times without bias and trying to even give Canelo as Many rounds as I could to give him the benefit of the doubt and it does not work. Please turn off the volume, score the fight by the following criteria: Clean Punching (Lara), Ring Generalship (Lara), Defense (Lara) Effective Agressiveness (Canelo was not effective) The punch numbers favored Lara. Canelo landed 24 head punches in 12 rounds?? I like Canelo as I have said and think he is going to be a great fighter one day, but he lost the fight. The Canelo crowd changes how they see punches when they are cheering at every punch Canelo throws even if he misses by a mile. Those Body punches were in just 2-3 rounds and many of them were caught on the arms and were not clean. I watched in slow motion. Lara, even though he didn’t throw a million punches, didn’t need to because they were so clean and crisp. The crowd was in awe throughout the fight. They were begging for Canelo to do anything, but Lara had them all tamed like a bunch of kittens. Lara’s defense, which includes moving, slipping, blocking and weaving is CRITERIA used to score each round. It was up to Canelo to find a strategy to stop Lara from doing those things like cut off the ring , and he didn’t. Lara had total control of the fight, and Canelo was desperate. Did you not see him miss by a mile. Lara moved right and Canelo was moving left. The man was confused and just plodded forward swinging for the fences. Lara was calm. cool and collected and he was a sharp shooter landing the jab, straight left to the head and body. Lara controlled the style and pace of the fight. Clean punches from Lara, Beautiful Ring generalship from Lara, Fantastic Defense from Lara and Canelo’s inability to use his Aggressiveness effectively all point to the obvious. Lara is the winner of this fight. Unfortunately, as real boxing fans know. The Cash Cow that has the big promoter(GBP/Oscar) in his pocket will rarely if ever lose a fight when he has a country (Mexico) behind him, and his fans come to pay their money to see him. They are doing a fabulous job of promoting Canelo. He’s slowly making the crossover to the USA fans. They market him on being the Red Headed, light skinned Mexican that is the greatest young fighter in history. Promoters will go at any lengths to make a connection between the young lion and the fans, which I guess is a smart move on there part, but in a fight, his opponents must not just beat him, but practically knock him out. This fight was a mere image of Pernell Whitaker vs Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Whitaker dominated him in every way, but still lost because he was the boxer and used movement and defense instead of just slug it out. History always repeats itself. The sport will continue to be corrupt as long as fans let them do what they want.Posted July 14, 2014 3:12 pm
RIDICULOUS article. You don’t win fights by running.Posted July 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Most of the Body shots thrown by a stumbling Canelo landed on Laras arms or into the Wind.. it was a joke..Posted July 14, 2014 2:50 pm
how manny times did Lara Snap back Canelos head from perfectly landed shots to Canels FACE??? 100+ How many times did Canelo swing wildly into he Wind only to find himself off balance as Lara once again Popped him in the face?? that was the story the whole night long.. the people at my place were laughing their Assess all night long at how amateurish Canelo looked vs lara.. reminded them of the Floyd Beat down of Canelo.. it was a typical D level performance by Canelo…Posted July 14, 2014 2:50 pm
F. Afficionado, “exposed” is an overused word but it isn’t strong enough to describe what Lara did to Canelo. The Cuban knows things about boxing that Alvavrez wouldn’t have words for, they are on different levels of the hierarchy as far as ability goes.
Author is on the Mark.. it was pretty humiliating for Canelo. AT the Wing Joint I saw the fight at everyone was laughing every time Lara Snapped Canelos head back with a Strong Jab and every time Canelo missed wildly.. Canelo looked like Tex Cobb..Posted July 14, 2014 1:57 pm
“Lara not only out boxed and outclassed the brave and game Canelo, he outsmarted and embarrassed him.” – Author sniffing glue and watching boxing is not a smart combo. Lara embarrassed himself by pulling that tough guy act during fight week and then running for his life during the fight.Posted July 14, 2014 1:51 pm
The Mad Scientist
Stilltosalty, since you love athleticism so much maybe you should stick to watching football or basketball..this is the fight game kid and fight fans only want to see those who dare to be great on the big stage..Posted July 14, 2014 1:12 pm
It was a close fight. Lara made a mistake to believe that he could pull out a close decision. The weight was on his shoulders to make a clear decision or KO. Unfortunately, for Lara, he did not. Damn, Canelo’s face was banged up.Posted July 14, 2014 1:05 pm