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Canelo Jabs Lara Over 'Cuban School of Boxing'

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs) believes he got the last laugh over his Cuban rival, WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12KOs).

On Saturday they night they met in the ring, at a catch-weight of 155-pounds, with Canelo winning a close twelve round split decision. Lara was tabbed as the winner by one judge with a card of 115-113, while the other two scores of 117-111 and 115-113 were ruled for Canelo.

Canelo blames Lara for a lackluster fight. He says the Cuban stylist failed to take him 'to the Cuban school of boxing.'

"What can I say about the fight? We knew that it was going to be that type of fight. We kept pressuring him and pressuring him, but we didn't know that it was going to be that long of a marathon," Canelo said. "There’s a saying that to make love you need a partner. Same thing in boxing. You need a partner to make a great fight."

"I wanted to give you guys this fight because you guys said I wouldn't take it - and I did. He talked so much and said he was going to take me to school. Well, guess what? I don't think anybody wants to go to THAT school."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=Jalisciense909;14754495]Fidel says not 1, not 2, but 3 traitors from this supposedly superior boxing school have gone down in the last 3 weeks. Yuriorkis Gamboa, Yoandris Salinas, and Erislandy Lara. All the s**t Gamboa, Lara, and their fans talk and…

Comment by damit305 on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;14757160]Sure, professional judging is great when your fighter gets the benefit of a bad decision. :fing02: 117-111...bwahawhawhaw....[/QUOTE] That scorecard still has me queasy bro. Sad to say, it should not have been surprising.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=damit305;14757109]Probably. Beside last night, are you content with professional judging in general?[/QUOTE] Sure, professional judging is great when your fighter gets the benefit of a bad decision. :fing02: 117-111...bwahawhawhaw....

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=Realboxingfan1;14755783][B]What we learned from Cuban boxing school last night is [U]it's ameture it fkn sucks doesn't work in the pro level [/U][/B]Lara came out the first rounds then disappeared its a 12 round fight not a 3 rd fight.cuban boxing…

Comment by damit305 on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=Dealer;14757079]Seems like you'd be great at s[B]coring amateur fights.[/B] Where jabs and power punches count the same.[/QUOTE] Probably. Beside last night, are you content with professional judging in general?

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