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Canelo on Lara Confrontation: He Was Scared, Trembling

By Miguel Rivera

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) saw fear when Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs), the WBA's 'regular' champion at junior middleweight, confronted him back in March.

Canelo returned from last September's decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and stopped Alfredo Angulo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At the post-fight press conference, Lara confronted Canelo at the dais and challenged him to a fight.

The Mexican boxer says Lara appeared to be intimidated once he got up to the dais and it seemed as if his management was behind the move.

"It did bother me a little, but at the time that he approached me - I found that he was scared, trembling. He didn't seem too sure as to what he was doing. I think that they sent him [up there to confront me]. The people asked for this fight and now the moment is here," Canelo said. 

The fight takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on July 12th. Showtime Pay-Per-View will carry the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bardock on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=BendOver;14696413]Lara is being here before, he defected and was caught, he did very well in International Tournaments with castro waiting for him with a machete in hand if he didn't win, the pressure that the goverment put on their athletes…

Comment by Biolink on 06-25-2014

The whole situation was awkward as fvck for everybody. Dude can't even speak English first of all in front of an American media, secondly I'm sure Lara had to feel that Oscar felt some type of way about doing that.

Comment by Dinamita 03 on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=BendOver;14695144]This remind me of another [B]Cuban[/B] fighting a popular and p4p boxer, he didn't look at his eyes and even the popular kid point him in that direction, he almost loss that same eye and was running for his life…

Comment by JmH Reborn on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;14696592]Scared ****less but calls the guy out every chance he gets. I think it was the awkwardness of the situation had him more nervous than the actual fight[/QUOTE] When I was a kid - I used to call out…

Comment by MC Hammer on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=Tyler_Durden;14695119]Erislandy Lara is scared sh1tless and he's going to run on fight night but he will realize that there is nowhere to hide inside that ring and Canelo will find him and destroy him.[/QUOTE] Scared ****less but calls the guy…

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