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Photos: Lara in Tough Sparring For Canelo Showdown

LAS VEGAS -- With less than two weeks to go until his SHOWTIME PPV® showdown with Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs), WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs) is looking sensational in sparring and running on all cylinders. Photos by Paul Hernandez

"My sparring partners are pushing me with numerous styles and I'm adapting to all of them comfortably," Lara said. "I told them to come extra hard to prepare me for the pressure Canelo is going to bring.  I feel great and my timing is right on.

"I know Canelo is training hard for this fight, as am I, but unfortunately for him, there is nothing he can do to surprise me. He's going to find out on July 12 that I'm the superior fighter.  His insecurities as a fighter will surface on fight night -- that I can guarantee."

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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 the co-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 priced at $750, $500, $250, $150, $75 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now.  Tickets are limited to eighteen (18) per person with a limit of eight (8) at the $75 and $50 price ranges.  Tickets are available by phone and online via Ticketmaster.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;14719096]Uposed because there were never shown documentation on it, I don't understand how Al Haymon permited such thing, I find it hard to belived Haymon would allowed it. if so whats the point in having almaigthy Haymon as an adviser…

Comment by DannYankee on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=Da Boxer;14715250]Come 'on GG, [B]you are better than that.[/B] No reason to call him a coward. It may not be pretty, and I really dont like it, but no reason to call any boxer (non-cheating that is) a coward.[/QUOTE] No…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=Skills-Kill;14717435]So, the supposed rehydration clause didn't exist but he only rehydrated to 165lbs when he normally goes up to 170lbs+? How does this make sense? I don't know if there was a clause or not for the fight but this…

Comment by northstar on 07-01-2014

[QUOTE=Biolink;14715601]I wonder why Canelo's stamina is so pedestrian. He doesn't move much, he doesn't throw that many punches. He does tend to put 'everything' on his punches. Still I can't imagine it would be that hard for a word class…

Comment by mathed on 07-01-2014

Get that man tested, those arms are too big.

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