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Canelo Will Be Given Voluntary Before Vanes-Lara Winner

By Miguel Rivera

According to World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman, WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will be given the option of having a voluntary defense before having to fight the winner of the upcoming final eliminator between Vanes Martirsoyan (32-0, 20 KOs) and Erislandy Lara (17-1-1, 11 KOs). The fight between Martirosyan and Lara takes place on November 10th at The Wynn in Las Vegas.

The orginal plan was to have Canelo take a fight in December, but he recently sat down with Golden Boy Promotions and told them that he plans to take a break until Cinco De Mayo weekend. Canelo gave Golden Boy three names, in no particular order, that he wants to fight on May 4th. He wants Miguel Cotto, Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Canelo has made five successful defenses against Ryan Rhodes, Alfonso Gomez, Kermit Cintron, Sugar Shane Mosley and Josesito Lopez - but only one of them Rhodes, was a mandatory defense.

"Because Lara and Martirosyan will not fight until November, we will allow Alvarez to have one more optional fight before facing the winner of the eliminator," said Sulaiman.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 10-31-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12651613]Do you really think they care? They already said they were against Manny-JMM but were quoted by another source saying they would love to sanction the fight. This just means he will fight Floyd/Cotto in May and hopefully one of…

Comment by garfios on 10-31-2012

[QUOTE=joesaiditstrue;12653972]Molina beat Lara's ass, and Chavez too, and Kirkland Nobody gives Molina any ****ing credit[/QUOTE] Molina hug his way to a draw and almost got Ko in the process, to not fault of his own molina was lucky that lara…

Comment by joesaiditstrue on 10-31-2012

[quote=Boxing Bob;12652994]Here's the real deal. Golden Boy doesn't think Canyellow can beat K9, Trout, Lara, Kirkland, Molina or Vanes. So they gonna feed him easy fights until he lands a big money fight vs Floyd, Pac, Martinez, or Cotto. He's…

Comment by joesaiditstrue on 10-31-2012

[quote=PureBoxingCEO;12652461]I really love Canelo, but Lara is the true man at 154[/quote] Molina beat Lara's ass, and Chavez too, and Kirkland Nobody gives Molina any ****ing credit

Comment by ralph22 on 10-31-2012

problY malinaggi LOL:peeright:

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