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Canelo-Lara: Expert Poll Discussing The Fight, Outcome

By Osman Rodriguez

BoxingScene.com put together a poll, where a group of experts gave their opinions on a possible showdown between junior middleweight Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11KOs) and undefeated WBC champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 9KOs). Eight of our selected experts picked Lara to win, with four picking Canelo and eight others believe the fight is a 50-50 encounter. Canelo returns on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The opponent has not been finalized. Lara, who returns on June 30th against Freddy Hernandez, has been calling for the opportunity.

EXPERT PICKS

Brad Goodman- (Top Rank matchmaker) Lara easy. Taking candy from a baby

Roger Bloodworth- (top trainer) Lara wins the fight. It's a very good fight but I gotta take the boxer over the puncher in this fight.

Chuck Giampa- (former judge & consultant) Whoever is the best mentally prepared and doesn't leave it all in the gym. Look at Lopez-Ortiz!  Lopez came to fight and was full of confidence. 90% mental. Pick em fight. I'd love to see it.

Rudy Hernandez- (top boxing trainer) Lara by KO in 7. Too quick, strong, experience, and a better overall fighter. Canelo is good, and is not as bad as many may think. But Lara, is better at everything.

John David Jackson (top trainer) Right now a pick'em but leaning more towards Lara because of his amateur back ground. Both are still relatively young in their careers (experience wise). Both have beaten one good boxer. Lara beat Paul Williams, he didn't get the decision but he did beat Paul but Paul was a shot boxer by the time they fought. Canelo beat Shane Mosley, a shot Mosley. So over all it is a interesting match-up, boxer vs puncher. Lara has the edge BUT location and promoter will play a big part.......so because of the last two - points a pick'em fight.

BJ Flores - (cruiserweight contender) Not sure. Lara struggled with a bit pressure guy. But havent seen Canelo fight anyone like Lara. Young and hungry. Great fight. Pick-em

Frank Luca - (boxing promoter)- Canelo, unanimous decision.

Kenny Adams - (boxing trainer) - In my opinion I pick Canelo because too strong and explosive,  overall the better boxer

Lou Dibella - (top boxing promoter)- Lara... because he's just better right now.

Stephan Edwards - (boxingtalk.com)- Lara but not by as much as people think. Close good fight, Lara has better feet, Canelo has good hands but his feet are slow

Joelene Mizzone - (Main Events) I'm would pick Lara because of his boxing skills are better then Cane lo, but also pick Canelo because he has been more active and fought better competition lately and been in spot light more. Pick-em fight.

Sal "The Italian" Ginarro (Roma Deli Boxing Club) - Exciting fight. I don't see Alvarez being able to overcome Lara's skills. I believe he would knock Canelo out in the late rounds. 

Gary Shaw - (top boxing promoter) Lara wins, as he is more skilled than Canelo at this time. His style is also a difficult style for Alverez, as he moves , and Canelo needs someone in front of them.

Joe Quiambo - (DiBella matchmaker) Great styles match-up. Pick-em fight.

Tony Rivera - (cutman & cornerman) Lara might be too slick, must fight the perfect fight. [Keep it] in the middle of the ring. Pick 'em fight

Greg Leon - (boxing advisor) Canelo by unanimous decision, no reason to be protected he can fight. That's the fight everyone wants to see. Great fight

Orlando Cueller - (boxing trainer) Lara on points or Canelo by KO. It's a good one! Pick-em.

Ryan Maquinana - (BoxingScene.com/Comcast Sports Net) - As a slick southpaw, Erislandy Lara poses several stylistic problems for Canelo Alvarez. While Alvarez has improved by leaps and bounds as displayed by his last outing against Shane Mosley, especially with his jab, Lara would give him all he could handle.  I would still pick Canelo, but out of the matchups at 154 pounds that could be made with him, a fight with Lara would be one of the better ones to watch.

Henry Rivalta - (boxing promoter) Lara wins because he will never let Canelo impose his will he is too technical for Canelo and he will outbox him this is my humble opinion

Chris Robinson - (BoxingScene.com/Examiner) Man that's a tough one. I really wouldn't know how to pick that one... All I know is that it would be a dangerous fight for both guys. Pick-em fight

Results

8- Lara

4- Canelo

8 - Pick-em fight

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 06-27-2012

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12282758]Well why don't you start by telling me who has actually looked good against Molina. Then maybe we'll take the crap your spouting seriously.[/QUOTE] I concur..... [QUOTE=liraj;12282761]Bj Flores knows whats up. If Lara couldnt handle Molina's pressure there's no way…

Comment by Samsrealtor on 06-27-2012

I will love to see this fight. Molina is a dirty fighter.

Comment by garfios on 06-27-2012

[QUOTE=budfr;12284090]Cubans can fly to Vegas or anywhere to show support to their boxer. Most prefer not to.[/QUOTE] Don't be an A$$, how many ppl do you think can take a weekend off and spend 2 or 3 grands to watch…

Comment by raf727 on 06-27-2012

[QUOTE=PacKOtyson;12282825]You cannot discredit Lara by using Molina. The guy throws a punch and immediately hugs his opponent. Molina has a horrible fighting style. I'm not a fan of Kirkland, but I'm glad he got the win against Molina. Keep Molina…

Comment by 285Kid on 06-27-2012

Lara vs Canelo?? [QUOTE]Trout says Bundrage will fight Canelo Alvarez [url]http://youtu.be/2ixRORDMAEs[/url][/QUOTE]

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