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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez does enough to beat Erislandy Lara
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez does enough to beat Erislandy Lara

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was charged again Saturday with running down an elusive, defense-minded fighter, and this time he found him enough to claim victory. Alvarez was kept away by a jabbing, backpedaling Erislandy Lara in front of a sellout crowd at MGM Grand, but the former junior-middleweight world champion showed he'd learned some lessons in how to handle such frustration after failing last year on this stage against Floyd Mayweather Jr. By landing more power punches than Lara, applying enough pressure to cut Lara near the right eye and back him up often enough, Alvarez emerged with a split-decision triumph. On the judges' scorecards, Dave Moretti gave Alvarez a 115-113 edge, Levi...

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