Canelo Alvarez scored a split decision against Erislandy Lara in a difficult tactical 12-round fight but the debate on who should have won their showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas raged on long after the fight was over.
Canelo Alvarez defeated Erislandy Lara by a split decision Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pics from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand as the fighters in tomorrow night’s Showtime Pay Per View Card, headlined by Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara, stepped on the scale. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Fans share their thoughts and questions on Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara showdown, Terence Crawford, Pacquiao-Algieri and the Cold War, the best fighters ever from Mexico, Cuba and Ireland, and other subjects in this week’s “special” evening edition of the Friday mailbag.
RingTV.com Editor Doug Fischer breaks down Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight in 20 key categories and predicts a winner.
Francisco Salazar wants to showcase improved boxing ability against the most experienced opponent of his career, two-division titleholder JuanMa Lopez. The 2008 Mexican Olympian faces Lopez on the Showtime Pay Per View broadcast headlined by Canelo-Lara.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara weigh-in from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the site of their Saturday showdown. The weigh-in, which begins at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET, can be watched on YouTube, Ustream, and sports.sho.com/live.
Mexican star Canelo Alvarez and Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara spoke about the historic boxing traditions of their nations at the final press conference for their Showtime Pay Per View showdown on Saturday.
Pics of everyone on stage at the MGM Grand for the last time before Saturday’s card: Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara, Abner Mares, Juan Manuel Lopez … and Paulie Malignaggi on a beer bottle?
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s final press conference for the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara pay-per-view event that takes place on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Today’s presser begins at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT and can be viewed at YouTube, Ustream and sports.sho.com/live.
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JuanMa Lopez, Tomoki Kameda, Mauricio Herrera, Johan Perez, and other fighters on Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara undercard shared their thoughts on the main event matchup and their own fights at Wednesday’s public workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Three days out from the big show in Las Vegas, Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara and the rest of the Showtime Pay-Per-View card at the MGM Grand met fans and shook it out for the cameras. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara arrived by limousine at the MGM Grand, along with combatant pairs Abner Mares-Jonathan Oquendo, Juan Manuel Lopez-Francisco Vargas and Johan Perez-Mauricio Herrera, for Saturday’s Showtime PPV card. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Canelo Alvarez re-asserted his belief that he faces more difficult opponents than the sport’s top two draws, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, during a conference call in advance of his clash with Erislandy Lara.
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin visted Canelo Alvarez’s San Diego training camp to talk about the Mexican star’s July 12 pay-per-view showdown with Erislandy Lara. “Lara is the best at 154 pounds right now,” Alvarez said. “That’s why I want to fight him.”