Ed Norris: Thanks CaneloA week after the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, Canelo Alvarez fought James Kirkland and it was everything the "Fight of the Century " wasn't.
Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From 'American Dream'If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.
CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara 'Chopped' Alvarez's Pride To Get The FightFrom 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.
CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy LaraOn 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.
Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of BoxingAlvarez 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.