Saul Alvarez Boxing News

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, […]

Maidana thinks Canelo and Guerrero were afraid of Mayweather

(Photo credit: Idris Erba) By Chris Williams: Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) isn’t willing to give Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) full credit for his wins over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in 2013 for some reason. Rather than admitting that Mayweather did a great job of beating Canelo and Guerrero […]

Is Canelo on his way to being the next superstar?

By Mauricio Carranza: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO’s) is by far the most famous and recognized Junior middleweight on the planet as of today. I say that fully knowing that Floyd Mayweather Jr is a welterweight and defeated Canelo at 152lbs, which in my eyes does not make Floyd […]

Cotto interested in Chavez Jr and Canelo bouts

By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight title holder Miguel Cotto (39-4, 31 KOs) says that Golden Boy fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and the Top Rank promoted Julio Cesar Chavez Jr are both on his target list as potential opponents for him to step into the ring against. Cotto says he wants to rekindle the Mexico vs. […]

Is Kirkland vs. Canelo a toss up?

By Bob Smith: Obviously, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is a very skilled and talented boxer who has had an impressive string of wins, and just barely did enough to outpoint Trout and Lara. His only loss is to Floyd Mayweather Jr, but really who can fault him for that, and after all, he […]

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 Alvarez turns 24 today

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO’s) faces 24-years-old today, and his future is still very uncertain after a narrow, disappointing 12 round split decision win over Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Canelo’s win left a lot […]

Miguel Cotto vs. Pacquiao, Alvarez or Mayweather: Who will you pay to see?

By Chester Rivers: Right now WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is ” The Goose With The Golden Egg”. As it stands his next fight could be a revenue record setter based on the current boxing landscape. Some of you may be asking how? So, let me take a few minutes and break down some current […]

Canelo to return in November, likely against Kirkland

By DA: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) has been in talks with his promoter Oscar De la Hoya and hinted Alvarez will return in November against an opponent still to be determined. Chepo Reynoso the manager of Canelo Alvarez also stated after the Lara fight his team is interested in James Kirkland next. The […]

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 […]

Demetrius Andrade wants Canelo’s scalp

By Dan Ambrose: WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KO’s) saw Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) struggle his way to a controversial 12 round split decision over Erislandy Lara last Saturday night in their fight at middleweight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Andrade is ready to […]

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 […]

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