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Live: Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez defeats Erislandy Lara by split decision
Live: Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez defeats Erislandy Lara by split decision

Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez would like another crack at Floyd Mayweather Jr., and tonight he faces a fighter whom he and others believe represents a good proving ground before a possible rematch next year. In Cuba's Erislandy Lara, a slick, skilled boxer raised in his native country's impressive amateur system, Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 knockouts) is expected to deal with a quicker, defensive-minded foe who represents a more complex junior-middleweight test than Alvarez's most recent opponent, forward-charging Alfredo Angulo. Alvarez is expected to enter the ringer heavier and attempt to impose pressure on Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs), trying to force him to the ropes...

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