By Miguel Rivera
Former champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) is brushing off the big talk from WBA 'regular' junior middleweight beltholder Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs), who faces the Mexican superstar on Saturday night as the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lara has promised to "take Canelo to the Cuban school of boxing" when they step in the ring. Canelo believes he will eventually figure Lara out and put him away to get the victory.
"I've never had problems with southpaw fighters. I've had sparring sessions with southpaw fighters, so I will not have any problems. I've prepared for Lara's style and we're going to prove a lot of things in the ring. Every opponent is different. The Cuban can say whatever he wants, I don't care. I'm not going to fall into Lara's game by responding to him. We'll wait until July 12th to see who takes more left hands," Canelo vowed.