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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez victory a big one for Oscar De La Hoya
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez victory a big one for Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya and his company Golden Boy Promotions have been effectively under siege in recent weeks following the departure of his chief executive and friction with the sport’s most powerful manager. Saturday night, De La Hoya’s main attraction, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, survived a threat to his drawing power by slugging his way through the 12th round to win a precious point from a Nevada judge and clinch a split-decision triumph over Cuba’s Erislandy Lara at the MGM Grand by scores of 115-113, 113-115, 117-111. Lara connected on 55 jabs to Alvarez’s nine and 107 total punches to Alvarez’s 97, but continually backpedaled and deprived fans of engaging action. “To make love, you need a...

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