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Canelo Alvarez SD 12 Erislandy Lara live round-by-round updates

RingTV.com will has a live round-by-round update of Saturday night’s 155-pound clash during which Canelo Alvarez won by split-decision over Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 knockouts) had bracketed victories over Austin Trout and Alfredo Angulo around a majority decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September, in which Alvarez lost his RING and WBC 154-pound titles.

Nine months before Alvarez stopped Angulo in the tenth round, Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) did the same, then dominated Trout, dropping and nearly stopping him in the 11th round of a unanimous decision in December.

The fighters weighed in at 155 pounds each, although Alvarez rehydrated to 171 pounds to 166 for Lara. 

Alvarez-Lara is taking place on the 51st birthday of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

LARA HAD AN OVERALL ADVANTAGE IN PUNCHES LANDED, 107-TO-97, INCLUDING 55-TO-9, IN JABS. ALVAREZ HAD A POWER-PUNCH ADVANTAGE, 88-TO-52.

ALVAREZ OUT-LANDED LARA TO THE BODY, 73-4, WHILE LARA OUT-LANDED ALVAREZ, 103-TO-24 TO THE HEAD.

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Alvarez vs. Lara

 

Referee: Robert Byrd

Judges: Dave Moretti and Levi Martinez had it for Alvarez, 115-113, and, 117-111, respectively, while Jerry Roth had it for Lara, 115-113.

CANELO ALVAREZ WINS BY SPLIT-DECISION!!!!

RINGTV.COM HAS IT FOR LARA, 115-113

 

Erislandy Lara enters the arena first wearing a white cut off top with LARA down the left side of the front. Being roundly booed.

Canelo Alvarez’s entrance in a black robe with orange sequinned trim is to loud cheers with a surprising smattering of boos.

 

Round 1: Fighters are at ring center. Lara pumps three jabs that are short and then a fourth. A grazing jab lands for Lara and another before he begins to move to his left and then his right. Hard left by the southpaw Lara. Right and left by Lara, the latter to the body. Two decent right habs and a third followed by a left to the body by Lara. Left hook to the body by Alvarez. Lead right and left by Lara both to the head. Another right and left by Lara. Two body shots graze for Alvarez. Another right and left by Lara. Solid start for Lara. Lara, 10-9.

 

Round 2: Jab and body shot early by Lara. Hard right hand and left by Alvarez, the second being blocked. Right by Lara over the top. Left to the body by Alvarez. Three-punch combination by Lara. Right and left by Alvarez and a clinch. They trade jabs. Right and a left to the body by Alvarez and another by Alvarez. Lara’s hands down. Left by Lara and right jab and another jab. Straight left by Lara. Right by Alvarez and a left. Lara, 10-9, Lara, 20-18.

 

 

Round 3: Canelo advised by his corner to watch out for Lara’s left hand. Left and two right hands by Alvarez. Jab and double-jab by Lara that ends with a left. Hard right by Alvarez. Right to the body by Alvarez. Jab lands for Alvarez. Alvarez having trouble closing distance. Misses a wild right. Then misses a hook. Lara’s lands a straight left, Alvarez, a grazing left of his own. Alvarez misses a wild right. Lara, 10-9; Lara, 30-27.

 

 

Round 4: Right and a left early by Lara. Right by Alvarez and another. Right and a left by Alvarez and another right. Right and left and another right left by Alvarez. Hard left to the body by Alvarez. Lara clinches. Hard right to the body and a left by Alvarez. Hard right to the body by Alvarez. Missed right by Alvarez. Alvarez trying to close distance. Left and right to the body and head by Alvarez. Crowd chanting Canelo. Left and right by Canelo both to the body. Solid round so far for Alvarez. Swelling beneath Alvarez’s right eye. Left and a right by Alvarez.
Left by Lara. Alvarez, 10-9; Lara, 39-37.

 

 

Round 5: Lara with movement lands two early straight lefts and a right hook. Alvarez finds the body with a succession of shots that slow Lara. Left to the body and another by Alvarez. Right through the guard by Alvarez. Right by Alvarez. Left by Lara. Right, left, right by Alvarez to the body and head. Counter right by Lara. Two jabs by Alvarez. Left to the body and a right to the head by Alvarez. Jab prior to the bell for Alvarez. Alvarez, 10-9; Lara, 48-47.

 

 

Round 6: Solid jab early by Lara and a long left. Left hook to the body by Alvarez. Jab by Lara and another. A third jab by Lara and a right. Lara tying up Alvarez. Left by Lara. Jab by Lara. Double-left hook by Alvarez. Right, left, right by Lara, the middle shot to the head. Hard left by Lara to the head and a decent jab. Two more jabs by Lara. Alvarez not busy enough. Right to the body and two lefts to the body by Alvarez. Lara, 10-9; Lara, 58-56.

 

 

Round 7: Lara’s cornerman Ronnie Shields is pleased with what he sees. Lead left early from Lara. Left and right by Lara. Another lead left by Lara. Showtime’s Steve Farhood has it for Lara, 58-56. More of the same from alternating with the lead lefts and right jabs and movement. Left hook to the body and a right by Alvarez. Another hard right to the body and a left hook by Alvarez. Lead left by Alvarez. Left to the body by Alvarez. Lara is cut over the right eye and it is ruled to have come from a punch by referee Robert Byrd. Left and right by Lara out of a coner. Alvarez lands a right to the body and a left hook. Left hook, right hand, left hook by Alvarez at the bell. Alvarez, 10-9; Lara, 67-66.

 

 

 

Round 8: Jab by Alvarez. Hard right by Alvarez. Farhood has it for Alvarez, 67-66. Straight right to the body by Alvarez. Hook by Alvarez. Clinch. Lara has slowed down. Left hook by Alvarez to the body. Left, right, left, right by Alvarez and a jab. Hard rights and left to the body by Alvarez appear to be taking a toll on Lara. Left uppercut by Alvarez. Jab by Alvarez. Lead right by Lara. Jab by Alvarez. Alvarez, 10-9; Even, 76-76.

 

Round 9: Cut is very deep over Lara’s right eye. Alvarez continues to stalk with success. Jab by Lara. Left jab and right to the body by Alvaarez. Left cross by Lara, but a right and left to the body by Alvarez. Farhood has it 76-76. Hard left by Lara. Another by Lara. Four right hands to the body by Alvarez and then two left hands. Left hook, two rights, a left hook and another right by Alvarez. Hard right by Lara. Lara’s down from a ruled slip. Alvarez, 10-9; Alvarez, 86-85.

 

 

Round 10: Trading of jabs early. Right to the chest by Alvarez. Left by Lara. Two early left hands land for Lara. Right uppercut by Alvarez. Farhood has it for Lara, 86-85. Hard right by Lara. Three body shots by Alvarez. Solid left and right to the head by Lara. Left by Lara. Left to the body by Alvarez. Left and a right by Lara and movement. Left uppercut by Alvarez. Hard right by Alvarez. Lara, 10-9; Even, 95-95.

 

 

Round 11: Nothing solid lands over the first portion of the round. Movement from Lara. Farhood has it for Lara, 96-94. Hard left by Lara. Right and left to the body by Alvarez. Hard left and a right and a left by Alvarez. Lara goes to the body with two shots and then lands a right hook to the head. Jab by Alvarez. Hook by Alvarez. Jab by Alvarez. Two right hands for Alvarez. Right uppercut for Alvarez, two nice combinations from Lara — lefts and rights. Left to the body by Alvarez. Lara, 10-9; Lara, 105-104.

 

 

Round 12: Alvarez told that it’s a close fight by his corner. Alvarez lands a left and a right to the body early. Left, right, left all to the body by Alvarez. Jab and right hook by Lara. A repeat of that exchange and a straight left. Two shots to the body by Alvarez, but Lara continues to jab and move. Left hook and a right to the body by Alvarez. Right by Alvarez. Jab, jab and movement by Lara. Left by Lara and movement. Hard left by Lara. Left to the body by Alvarez and a clinch. Right by Alvarez. Right hand by Alvarez. Left hook by Alvarez. Left and right by Lara. Lara, 10-9; Lara, 115-113.

 

RINGTV.COM HAS IT FOR LARA, 115-113

Showtime’s Steve Farhood had it Lara, 115-113.

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