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Canelo rules out facing Erislandy Lara again

(Photo Credit:Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images) By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) made it clear last Saturday night that he doesn’t plan on fighting WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara again despite the fact that there’s lingering doubt whether the 24-year-old Canelo deserved the 12 round split decision he was […]

Canelo vs. Lara generated about 300K PPV buys on Showtime

By Dan Ambrose: In disappointing news for fans of former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs), his pay-per-view fight last month on July 12th Showtime against WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) brought in around 300,000 buys, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. The numbers are unofficial, however, […]

Canelo vs. Lara rumored to have done 400K-425K; HBO says they can double

By D.A: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1 31 KOs) numbers are rumored to have went up by a little against southpaw Erislandy Lara. Canelo’s PPV numbers last time he fought against Angulo were 300-350K which were exceeding expectations according to former CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer. I know you guys are all gonna find […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]


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