Canelo is Improving on His Speed To Shut Down Lara

By Miguel Rivera

As part of his preparation in San Diego, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) is focused on improving his speed for the upcoming fight with WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) of Cuba, taking place on July 12th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Under the guidance of his coaches, Jose and Edison Reynoso, Canelo is going through special exercises to improve his speed.

"Lara is very fast, so I'm training my legs, especially in the area of speed and throwing fast combinations, so I can fight smart against the Cuban, who had a great amateur career. The fight will not be world title, so I'll have an extra pound to make 155 pounds, as I had in my previous fight with Alfredo Angulo. Right now I have to get used to the Cuban's southpaw style," Canelo said to Vangard Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BendOver on 06-15-2014

[QUOTE=NEELZ;14660306]Canelo is more versatile fighter than Lara. He has a very fast and hard jab. He has a good hook to the body. He works up and down, effectively with combinations. He can throw 5-6 good shots and work the…

Comment by -Huey- on 06-14-2014

Canelo needs to attack him like he did Angulo!

Comment by NEELZ on 06-14-2014

Canelo is more versatile fighter than Lara. He has a very fast and hard jab. He has a good hook to the body. He works up and down, effectively with combinations. He can throw 5-6 good shots and work the…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 06-14-2014

I'm kinda happy this fight did not happen when I wanted it too(instead of the Trout fight)..I think Alvarez is a much better and more(keyword)experienced fighter now..This is a 50/50 fight imo,I'm going with Lara..Nothing will surprise me in this…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 06-14-2014

If Alvarez can close the distance on Lara, he'll mess him up. I just doubt he'll be able to do so consistently. He might, I certainly won't count out the possibility.

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