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Canelo vs. Lara

Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara – The Cuban school vs. the Mexican style?

This bout at the MGM Grand tonight is as good as it gets in terms of match-making. Despite the age difference of 8 years in Canelo’s favor both fighters are perceived as up-and-comers and Alvarez has a superstar status with his home crowd. Lara on the other hand is deprived of a loyal home fan base for obvious reasons and will hardly be the draw in the fight. Saul Alvarez, 43(KO 31)-1-1 has more [...]

Canelo-Lara Fight Week Coverage – Weigh In

A loud, proud and passionate crowd filled into the MGM Grand Garden Arena for today’s weigh in. Numerous boxing personalities like Floyd Mayweather Senior were in the house as well as several fighters, including newly crowned WBC heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne. Showtime’s Jimmy Lennon emceed the festivities and the partisan Mexican-American crowd showed their love for their fighters throughout. [...]

Canelo vs. Lara SHOWTIME PPV Final Weights From MGM Grand In Las Vegas

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Saul Alvarez 155 vs Erislandy Lara 155 Abner Mares 126.5 vs Jonathan Oquendo 126.5 Juanma Lopez 130 vs Francisco Vargas 129 Johan Perez 140 vs Mauricio Herrera 140 Tomoki Kameda 118 vs Pungluang Sor Singyu 117 Yamaguchi Falcao 161.5 vs. Jesus Cruz 162 Jason Quigley 160 vs. Howard Reece 158 Yoandris Salinas 123 vs. Enrique Quevedo 122 John Karl Sosa 141.5 [...]

“Lara is one of the best I’ll ever face” admits Canelo on eve of eagerly anticipated clash live on Boxnation

LONDON (July 11) - Mexican star Canelo Alvarez believes that Erislandy Lara will go down as one of the best fighters he will ever face. The 23-year-old fan favourite Alvarez takes on the wily Cuban this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live and exclusive on BoxNation, with both men looking to categorically prove that they are the light-middleweight division’s number one. Alvarez, [...]

Alvarez vs. Lara – A fight for Alvarez to lose

When Alvarez lost to Mayweather, they brought him back against Alfredo Angulo, a confidence booster. The type of fight that Canelo and his handlers would have hand picked while listening to the TLC song, don’t go chasing water falls. Angulo is a good fighter but his come forward, plant your feet and throw style (his nick name is Perro – Spanish for dog) is perfect for Alvarez. It was a very [...]

All Access: Canelo vs. Lara – Episode 2 – Full Episode SHOWTIME SPORTS® will offer the latest edition of the Emmy® Award-winning original documentary series ALL ACCESS in advance of the SHOWTME PPV event “Honor & Glory: Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara,” a showdown between the No. 1 and No. 2 world-ranked fighters in the junior middleweight division on Saturday, July 12 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. [...]

Canelo-Lara Fight Week Coverage – Presser

The final press conference before Saturday night’s PPV card kicked off around 1pm this afternoon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. An eager crowd of international press gathered as Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya introduced the fighters. The conference was streamed live on Showtime’s site. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 43-1-1 (31KO) vs. Erislandy Lara 19-1-2 (12KO), light middleweights [...]

Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara: Winner enters elite ranks

To the victor goes the spoils’ which includes an upgrade to elite status for winner of Showtime’s PPV main event this Saturday night, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are many questions that remain just days before these men battle for Pride and Glory. Can Canelo Alvarez make his star shine even brighter in this career defining moment? Will Erislandy Lara be the thorn [...]

Alvarez vs Lara Final Press Conference Quotes

LAS VEGAS (July 10, 2014) – Two days before they enter the ring for “Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara,” Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara and undercard fighters on Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® four-fight telecast took part in the final press conference at the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand. In the 12-round main event Saturday night, Canelo Alvarez takes on Erislandy “The American Dream” [...]

Live Stream: Canelo vs Lara Weigh-In at 6 ET/3 PT

SHOWTIME® Sports will offer live streams for fight week events in advance of “HONOR & GLORY: CANELO vs. LARA” on Saturday, July 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., live on SHOWTIME PPV®. FRIDAY: OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN 6 – 6:45 p.m. ET / 3 – 3:45 p.m. PT Tickets are still available at the $750, $500, $250, $150, $75 and $50 price ranges, not including applicable service [...]

Fight Network to Air Extensive Canelo vs. Lara Fight Week Coverage

Toronto - Fight Network, the world's premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, will broadcast extensive Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara fight week coverage, including live weigh-ins, press conference, undercard countdown show and exclusive interviews with Saturday's competitors. Fight Network's live coverage will be broadcast on Cablevision's [...]

“I Don’t Owe Alvarez Anything Other Than Left Hands!” Blasts Lara

Erislandy Lara has said he doesn’t owe Canelo Alvarez anything other than left hands as he prepares do battle with the Mexican superstar this weekend. The Cuban light-middleweight takes on the dangerous Alvarez this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on BoxNation, and despite being one of the divisions most avoided fighters says he isn’t indebted to the former unified champion [...]