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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

File photo of  former American boxer and justice campaigner Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter. (credit: Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies At 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

04/20/2014

Bernard Hopkins (R) of the US exchanges blows with Beibut Shumenov (L) of the US during their WBA & IBA Light-heavyweight title fight at the DC Armory in Washington on April 19, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Hopkins Wins Split Decision Over Shumenov

Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.

04/20/2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Marcos Maidana and Adrien Broner during their WBA Welterweight Title bout at Alamodome on December14, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.. (Credit; Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Adrien Broner Has Four-Letter Word for Marcos Maidana

Adrien Broner worked out in D.C. on Friday, delivering some harsh words for Marcos Maidana, the man credited with handing Broner his only career defeat in December. Quotes/Video/Photos from Broner’s session.

04/18/2014

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

US Republican Senator John McCain (L) of Arizona greets Jon Jones (R), UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) light heavyweight champion and Bernard Hopkins (C), International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion, following a press conference by professional boxing and fighting organizations in support of a study by the Cleveland Clinic to study brain health, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 4, 2014.        (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Boxing, MMA Meet to Support Head Injury Research

Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world’s boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.

02/04/2014

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. throws a right at Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mayweather Dominates Alvarez for Easy Decision Win

Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Canelo Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.

09/15/2013

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