'Countdown To Canelo-Lara' Premieres 7/2 On Showtime

 In preparation for what will be a match-up of the two best junior middleweights in the world Canelo Alvarez and slick Cuban star Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara,Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions will present "Countdown to Canelo vs. Lara."This primetime special 30-minute preview show will air on various FOX Sports platforms beginning next Wednesday, July. 2 and will feature never-before-seen footage of Canelo, Lara and the SHOWTIME PPV-televised undercard fighters including Abner Mares, Jonathon Oquendo, Juan Manuel Lopez, Francisco Vargas, Johan Perez and Mauricio Herrera.

Tune into any of the FOX Sports Network channels: FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Deportes (check your local listings) for a behind-the-scenes look at the stars of this highly anticipated pay-per-view event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. 

The countdown show, brought to life by Producer and Creative Director of Golden Boy Promotions Leigh Simons, will provide audiences with exclusive analysis and commentary leading up to the PPV-event.

"They both knocked down and decisioned Austin Trout and they both stopped Alfredo Angulo in round 10, which makes for an unbelievable match-up," said Simons. "This show explores how their recent successes against common opponents could play out against each other on July 12."

Below is a collection of links, which preview various parts of the special and fight highlights: 

Canelo vs. Lara press tour recap and Trout and Angulo fight recaps -

Oscar De La Hoya and boxing experts talk about how Canelo vs. Lara came to be -

- Inside Canelo and Lara's camps  -

Canelo, Lara and boxing experts talk about each fighters' style -

- Dramatic profile of the three exciting fights on Canelo-Lara undercard: Abner Mares vs. Jonathon "Polvo" Oquendo, Juan Manuel "JuanMa" Lopez vs. Francisco "El Bandido"Vargas, and Johan "El Terrible" Perez vs. Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera. -


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"Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara" a 12-round junior middleweight fight taking place Saturday, July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In theco-main event Abner Mares returns to face Puerto Rico's Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round featherweight bout. In the SHOWTIME PPV opening bout, Johan Perez defends his interim WBA World Junior Welterweight Title against Mauricio Herrera in a 12-round match up. Also featured, Juan Manuel "JuanMa" Lopez meets Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas of Mexico in a 10-round bout for the WBO International Super Featherweight Title.


Tickets are still available at the $750, $500, $250, $150 and $75 price ranges, not including applicable service charges.  Tickets are limited to eighteen (18) per person with a limit of eight (8) at the $75 price ranges.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or


The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). For information visit Canelo vs. Lara will be shown on the big screen in movie theaters across the country via Fathom Events. Information will be available at


For more information, visit, and, follow on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @CaneloOficial, @LaraBoxing, @abnermares00, @jonathanoquen, @juanma_lopez, @elbandido130, @elmaestro1, @mgmgrand,@SHOSports and @Swanson_Comm, follow the conversation using #CaneloLara and become a fan on Facebook at

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Malius on 06-20-2014

Gonna be in vegas for evo but really want to go to this such a mix up.

Comment by dinero fan on 06-20-2014

Awsome match I got Canelo winning by late ko. Pretty solid undercard also.

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 06-19-2014

This fight will be absolutely EPIC! You got the young, talented Alvarez, got a great record going already but don't be against Olympic gold people. Lara is unbeaten and highly under-rated for his level of talent and skill... Should be…

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 06-19-2014

Just three more weeks!

Comment by De la hoya 801 on 06-19-2014

Should be the best one yet

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