Erislandy Lara's trainer, Ronnie Shields, was very upset after the split decision win that favored Canelo Alvarez. Judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Lara, Dave Moretti 115-113 for Canelo and Levi Martinez 117-111 for Canelo.
A decorated Cuban amateur, Lara displayed superb footwork limiting Canelo's chances and scoring when necessary. The game plan was effective as he frustrated the 23-year-old superstar.
However, judges didn't think that was enough to win the fight.