Canelo Alvarez Wins Controversial Split-Decision Over LaraCanelo Alvarez wants to celebrate his 24th birthday and the fans may want pass on seeing a rematch of the split-decision victory Alvarez captured Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 14,239 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From 'American Dream'If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.
CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara 'Chopped' Alvarez's Pride To Get The FightFrom fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he's champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo's cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo's traction among the media.
CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy LaraOn July 12, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it's considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.
Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of BoxingAlvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.
Canelo Alvarez Is Ready For MayweatherHe sits there and does nothing. Like the words and all the hyperbole surrounding him doesn’t exist. Like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is impervious to Floyd Mayweather’s words, taunts and anything else verbal Mayweather could find to throw at the 23-year-old Mexican junior middleweight world champ.