Canelo Alvarez

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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.

07/11/2014

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

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

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

Floyd "Money" Mayweather (left) and Canelo Alvarez will be in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for a press conference. (Credit: CBS file photo)

‘Money’ Mayweather, Alvarez to Meet in D.C. on Tuesday

A press conference will be held in Washington, D.C. for the mega-fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez as they officially announce their upcoming bout.

06/24/2013

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