Erislandy Lara: “Canelo took the bait, he made the mistake of taking this fight”
May 07 2014 12:54 AM
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Photo Credit – Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Interim WBA World light middleweight champion Erislandy Lara got what he wanted, a fight with Mexico's former champion, Saul Canelo Alvarez , the Canelo vs. Lara fight will take place July 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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El Dude says:

Erislandy Lara is a well worthy opponent for the “Young Gun” Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Lara has all the tools to adjust to a fight vs Canelo but I doubt that Lara will survive Canelo's onslaught style of a fight. Lara has been vocal in his attempt to get Saul in the ring for over two years while Alvarez kept KOing all who stepped to him and climbing to the top of the rankings. I remember the rising of Canelo, it was like a symphony playing with the lead of a cello, as #2 Ryan Rhodes went down followed by the Champ Austin Trout tasting Canvas, not to mention the fight vs Floyd on dehydration. I also remember how two years ago Lara with only 15-wins was coming of a loss to hard hitting Paul Williams and everybody ducking Canelo. Kirkland pulled away from a fight with Canelo and Angulo before they fought as well as Trout who went for Cotto and now Cotto going with Martinez, Ortiz with the broken jaw and Floyd then was picking Ghost so who is next for Canelo, Lara the one who's been calling. Be careful what you wish for Lara, Canelo is no Santa Clause, he is Canelo the one who will win by TKO.
By El Dude.