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Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

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5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

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Steve Davis: UFC 172 – Thoughts On My First UFC Fight

Steve Davis, who’s no huge UFC fan, went to the fights Saturday night because it was a big night in Baltimore, and wanted to see what it was all about.

04/29/2014

MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

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105.7 The Fan Exclusive: Mike Tyson Thinks Boxing Can Make A Comeback

Former Heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson joined Ken Weinman and Jon Saraceno on the Fan to talk about the current state of boxing.

105.7 The Fan–10/23/2013

Ken Norton (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

Iron Mike is 1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It’s All Fan And Games: Jeremy Conn Makes Awesome Reference To Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

“Do a little dance with a rose in my mouth, kind of like Don Flamenco from Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.”

105.7 The Fan–05/19/2013

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Naval Academy Boxing Championships Set

The U.S. Naval Academy’s 72nd Annual Brigade Boxing Championships are set.

02/22/2013

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Marty had “Coffee With” Howard Schatz. They talked about boxing. Mike Schuh had “People Are Talking” about holiday cooking.

12/05/2012

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Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard Returns Home To Md. To Condemn Bullying

Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard is returning to his hometown in Prince George’s County to condemn bullying and promote literacy.

10/11/2012

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