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Canelo vs. Lara

Canelo should do the right thing and give Lara a rematch like Mayweather gave Maidana a rematch

It’s been a little over a week since former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) won a controversial 12 round split decision win over Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KO’s) in their fight at middleweight at 155, and it’s clear that boxing fans are even more undecided now than they were back then. Last night’s replay of the Canelo-Lara fight, including [...]

Canelo vs. Lara, Lopez vs. Vargas & The Premiere Of ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara Epilogue Premieres Saturday on SHOWTIME

NEW YORK (July 18, 2014) – Last Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® event headlined by Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara will premiere on SHOWTIME this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, immediately followed by the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara Epilogue. The SHOWTIME premiere of Canelo vs. Lara will also include last Saturday’s thrilling showdown between Juan Manuel Lopez and Francisco Vargas, [...]

Erislandy Lara: “There is no way I lost to Canelo”

After landing more punches and connecting with a higher percentage, Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) feels he was robbed in his fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) that took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this past weekend. Fact, Lara landed 107 total punches to Alvarez's 97 and had a higher connect percentage (28% Lara - 23% Alvarez). The body shots that [...]

Saul Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara – a politically correct split decision could be a fancy phrase for “plunder”

A figure like Saul Alvarez is good for boxing because it unifies the most loyal and numerous fan base in boxing today. Mexican fans are a dream; they are faithful to their dear, hostile to the opposition and willing to spend their hard earned money on their favorite boxer. The industry depends on them as the greatest marketing force and the „macho” element in their culture makes them the perfect [...]

Canelo vs Lara: Post Fight Press Conference

Only minutes after thrilling a sellout crowd of 14.239 raucous fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Erislandy Lara and Saul Alvarez came to the media room to answer questions from the press and reflect on their highly competitive bout. Team Canelo showed up first, as Lara was getting his eye stitched up in the dressing room. Alvarez donned dark sunglasses to conceal the swelling around his own eyes, [...]

Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Canelo vs Lara – The Fight, The Score Cards, The Aftermath!!!

Casey H. (Los Angeles, CA): I saw your Facebook post about the score cards and don't necessarily agree, but I can respect that there's a lot of depth to your points. Can you elaborate on how you scored the fight the way you did and why? Vivek W. (ESB): I think the easiest way to address this question is to point out the fact that fans must realize one simple truth: The way we judge fights as fans [...]

Lara Proves Wrong Thing in Loss to Canelo

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez managed on saturday night to squeak out a split decision win over Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Veges, NV. Lara was devastated over the loss. He felt making Canelo look foolish should have been enough for him to earn the win. Lara was right, but only about one thing. He did make Canelo look foolish. He would have made [...]

Canelo Alvarez scores close win in brilliant fight with Lara; three names being mentioned for the Mexican star’s next fight: Golovkin, Cotto, Kirkland!

The usual debates that take place after a close fight has been awarded to the “house” fighter, or the big star, over the lesser name with less promotional clout on his side, have already begun. Some say Saul Canelo Alvarez was a worthy winner over slick southpaw Erislandy Lara in Las Vegas last night, while others claim the Cuban talent was robbed of a deserving win. The split decision proved one [...]

Canelo defeats Lara via split decision

A sellout crowd of 14.239 passionate fans rocked the MGM Grand Garden Arena for tonight’s main event. It was a mostly Mexican, pro Saul “Canelo” Alvarez crowd that came to cheer their man on as he took on the highly skilled Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara. The scene was tense in the opening round. Lara landed the first solid blow of the night, a straight left hand right down the pike that [...]

Canelo Alvarez wins close split-decision over Erislandy Lara from sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena on Showtime PPV®

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (July 12, 2014) – Canelo Alvarez won a close split-decision victory over Erislandy Lara in the SHOWTIME PPV main event in front a sold-out pro-Canelo crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Lara, Dave Moretti 115-113 for Canelo and Levi Martinez 117-111 for Canelo. The Mexico vs. Cuba [...]
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