Alvarez defeats Lara by split decision


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In a bout filled with multiple ebbs and flows, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1, 31 KOs) did enough in the eyes of the judges to win a split decision over Erislandy Lara (19-2, 12 KOs) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Levi Martinez scored the fight 117-111 for Alvarez, while Judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Lara and Dave Moretti had it 115-113 for Alvarez. scored the bout 114-114, a draw.

Lara boxed beautifully in the opening rounds. He stung Alvarez with crafty combinations. Alvarez stalked but was slower and missing punches. Lara, as quick as a cobra, snapped Alvarez’s head back with his long left.

Alvarez, unable to corner Lara, began to go to the body at the end of round three. Lara worked off his jab, but Alvarez was beginning to find him. Read Full Article>>

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