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Canelo Confident of Overcoming Lara's Tough Style

By Miguel Rivera

Guadalajara, Jalisco - Former champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) has his bags ready to fly tomorrow with his team to San Diego, California, where he will concentrate for six weeks to achieve a great physical shape for the fight with Cuba's Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) on July 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo will head over with trainers/managers Chepo and Edison Reynoso.

"Lara is a tough lefty with great amateur experience, but having faced different styles of fighters makes me believe that I'll go unscathed. And if we factor in that I always prepare 100 percent, I'm sure that my career will continue to rise," Canelo said.

"It is true that I will face a world champion, but Erislandy Lara has no absolute title, and that's why I decided not to have it in the bout."

After being at odds with Mexican television network Televisa, Canelo says the two sides have buried the hatchet and they plan to resume their working relationship.

"Thankfully there has been a bridge of communication between Televisa and my company to make this happen," Canelo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 05-25-2014

If Canelo doesn't go for broke, apply constant pressure, he can't hang with Lara. Canelo better not be think he can box or be a boxer puncher and beat Lara.

Comment by BarnBurnerBrawl on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14585174]I agree. But at this level, a guy pretty much is who he is. Canelo is a boxer/puncher who's aggressive in spots. He couldn't "outbox" Floyd and a lotta think he won't be able to "outbox" Lara. But Canelo is…

Comment by BendOver on 05-24-2014

It will be somehow competitive for the first 4 rounds, Lara will take over from the 5-6 round on...

Comment by RaTaTa on 05-24-2014

lara will dominate dat ginger.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 05-24-2014

[QUOTE=reyes066;14584307]erislandy lara win eassy[/QUOTE] I think Lara wins too, but I doubt it will be easy.

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