Erislandy Lara Boxing News

Chavez Sr comments on Canelo vs. Lara fight

By Francisco Gurrola: Watching the TV show “Golpe a Golpe, I was very interested as to what the comments would be about the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara fight. My first Impressions on the commentators was that none of them were fully satisfied with the fight at the MGM Grand on […]

Demetrius Andrade still hoping to get Canelo or Lara fight

By Dan Ambrose: WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (21-0, 14 KO’s) is hoping that former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KO’s) will step up to face him now that the two fighters have settled their differences in their recent bouts. Andrade wants Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar […]

Mancini – Canelo’s an ordinary fighter; Lara beat him

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini thinks that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is an ordinary fighter with marginal skills, and that he should have been given a defeat in his fight against Erislandy Lara this month. Mancini, like many other boxing experts, feels that Lara out-boxed Canelo for 12 rounds, […]

Golovkin needs to impress against Geale this Saturday

By Allan Fox: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) is in a situation where he not only needs to beat former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KO’s) in their fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, but Golovkin needs to win an impressive manner by knocking the 33-year-old Geale out. […]

Canelo grumbles about Lara not fighting him the way he wanted

By Dan Ambrose: Last night on Showtime ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara epilogue, it was interesting to see former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO’s) speaking about what he had accomplished last week in beating Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KO’s) by a highly contested 12 round split decision. Instead of accepting […]

Canelo-Lara replay tonight on Showtime

By Dan Ambrose: Showtime will be televising the replay of last Saturday’s controversial bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) and Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KO’s) at 9 p.m ET/PT. This was a fight that the 24-year-old Canelo won by a 12 round split decision by the scores 115-113 and 117-111 for Canelo, and […]

Maidana expects to be strong in later rounds against Mayweather

(Photo credit: Idris Erba) By Allan Fox: Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) says he’s working hard on his conditioning for his rematch against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) to make sure that he doesn’t fade late in the fight like he did the last time they fought. Maidana fought effectively in […]

Canelo proves he’s the best 170 pounder in the junior middleweight division

By Chester Rivers: Catch-weights, questionable judging and unworthy rankings are huge problems plaguing the sport of boxing and we saw some of that last Saturday night in the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislany Lara fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Catch-weights: Saturday’s night showdown was to determine who the number guy at […]

Aftermath: Alvarez vs. Lara – Irresolution

“There are no facts, only interpretations” - Friedrich Nietzsche By Jay McIntyre: It is indeed a cruel twist of irony when two prizefighters bring a version of themselves that would frustrate anyone in their weight class (except Floyd Mayweather Jr.), stick to their game plans, stay focused, punch hard, and afterwards – once the dust has […]

Malignaggi: Lara beat Canelo

By Dan Ambrose: Showtime commentator Paulie Malignaggi says that he had Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KO’s) beating Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) last Saturday night by a narrow 12 round decision, although he was okay with Canelo getting a narrow win because he saw it as a fight that could have gone either way […]

Erislandy Lara: Is there a difference between Amateur and Prize fighting?

By Gerardo Granados: The current WBA light middleweight belt holder Erislandy Lara has expressed his bitterness for not have been awarded the victory in his fight against Canelo Alvarez. He has made many statements and he also has twitted “This sport is called BOXING! Not street fight! When @FloydMayweather moves its called BOXING when I […]

Canelo passes the maturity test against Lara

By Yannis Mihanos: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO) proved last Saturday night that he has matured a lot by beating a difficult and skillful fighter Erislandy “The American dream” Lara (19-2-2, 12 KO) by a 12 round split decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golden Boy […]

Carlos Molina: I know I can beat Canelo and Lara

By Dan Ambrose: IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KOs) was kind of the forgotten man last Saturday night when Erislandy Lara and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez went at it in a fight where many boxing fans assumed was a battle between the two best fighters in the 154 pound division. But don’t tell […]

Canelo struggles to beat Lara

By Mauricio Carranza: Last Saturday night we saw Junior Middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez win a 12 round split decision over the once considered top junior Middleweight Erislandy Lara, in what fans thought was a very boring fight due to Lara’s constant running and avoidance of any action at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. […]

Where was the Lara that Beat Angulo?

By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: I re-watched Erislandy Lara’s fight with Alfredo Angulo and then re watched then his fight with Saul Alvarez. The one big difference that I saw in the Angulo fight was; he let his hands go. He stuck to his usual stick and move style, but he was punching when he […]

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