Mexican born Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 31 KO) and Cuba’s Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO) will square off in a 12-round 155-pound bout tonight (July 12th) live on Showtime Pay-Per-View from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
ProMMAnow.com will have LIVE results and round-by-round updates of all the action. The PPV card kicks off at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).
Canelo suffered the first loss of his career against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. last September, but rebounded in March with a TKO win over Alfredo Angulo. Lara stopped Angulo in June of last year to win the interim WBA Light Middleweight title, then defended it with a unanimous decision over Austin Trout in December.
Other fights on tonight’s “Honor & Glory” boxing Pay-Per-View card include a featherweight match-up between Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KO) and Jonathan Oquendo (24-3, 16 KO), a super featherweight bout between Juan Manuel Lopez (34-3, 31 KO) and Francisco Vargas (19-0-1, 13 KO), and a junior welterweight showdown between Mauricio Herrera (20-4, 7 KO) and Johan Perez (19-1-1, 13 KO) to open the broadcast.
The live countdown show begins at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) and boxing fans can view the live online stream right here:
If you missed “All Access: Canelo vs. Lara”, you can watch both episodes here.
“Honor & Glory” Quick Results:
- Canelo Alvarez def. Erislandy Lara by split decison (113-115, 115-113, 117-111)
- Abner Mares def. Jonathan Oquendo by unanimous decision (96-94, 98-92 x 2)
- Francisco Vargas def. Juan Manuel Lopez by TKO Rd 3 (3:00)
- Mauricio Herrera def. Johan Perez by majority decision (114-114, 116-112 x 2)
Canelo weighs 170-pounds tonight.
Perez vs. Herrera – Even after four rounds, according to Perez’s corner. Going into the 7th round Herrera ahead by two rounds, according to PPV unofficial scorekeeper. Nice slugfest last minute of round 9; Herrera was landing some hard left hooks. Perez making $100K, Herrera making $125K for this fight. Some great exchanges in the 12th round. Fairly close fight, but the edge should go to Herrera.
Lopez vs. Vargas – Vargas won rounds 2 & 3 big. Vargas battered Lopez so bad in the 3rd he couldn’t answer the bell for the 4th. Biggest win of Vargas’ career as he improves to 20-0-1.
Mares vs. Oquendo – “Stitch” Duran in Mares corner. Mares doing some good body work in round 3. Oquendo looking good in the 4th and Mares is cut over his left eye. Doctor checks him out and fight continues. Stitch Duran did a good job on Mares’ cut, and it held together in round 5. Unofficial scoring 49-46 for Mares after 4 rounds. Oquendo’s corner sounding desperate going into the 10th and final round.
Canelo vs. Lara round-by-round updates:
Round 1 – Here we go… Nice left from Lara to get things started. Lara with nice movement and footwork. Nice right to the body from Lara. Left upstairs from Lara. PMN sees the round 10-9 Lara
Round 2 – Left straight to the body from Lara. Canelo trying to corner him, lands a right hook. Left upstairs from Lara. Working the jab. Body shot from Canelo but Lara comes back with a 3-punch combo. Left hook from Canelo. Right from Lara. Nice left hook to the body from Canelo. Jab and a straight left from Lara. Left hook to the body from Canelo. Fairly close round, but PMN sees it 10-9 for Lara (could go either way)
Round 3 – Double jab from Lara. Canelo trying to cut him off as Lara circles the ring. Body jab from Lara. Left from Lara, then a one-two. Another one-two from Lara, and he’s gone before Canelo can return. Lara makes Canelo miss big at the bell. Lara’s movement has to be frustrating Canelo who barely landed anything this round. PMN sees it 10-9 Lara
Round 4 – Right to the head, left to the body combo from Lara. Canelo with a left body hook. Body combo follows. Canelo getting aggressive, lands a couple more as he backs Lara against the ropes. Works the body some more. Nice combo from Lara. Canelo fires back, harder. Left to the body from Lara. Nice right to the body from Canelo, who seems to have the power advantage. Lara sticking to his stick and move gameplan. PMN sees it 10-9 for Canelo
Round 5 – Nice combo from Lara. Nice straight left snaps Canelo’s head back. Big 3-punch body combo from Canelo… powerful. More body work. Left hook to the liver, another. Right to the head. Left to the body and a right hook from Lara. Right uppercut inside from Canelo. Lara fires back. Lara trying to avoid the power of Canelo as the round winds down. PMN sees it 10-9 Canelo
Round 6 – Nice left to the head from Lara. Right jab, then a straight left from Lara. Jab from Canelo. Nice one two from Lara. Canelo stalking, Lara being very elusive. Couple of left hooks from Canelo, but not much on those. Left hook to the body from Canelo with some more power. Hard body shots from Canelo. Jab from Lara. Close round. PMN likes it 10-9 for Canelo
Round 7 – Unofficial PPV scoring has it 4 rounds to 2 for Lara. Lara with a one two. Another combo from Lara. Canelo with a combo and a nice left hook to the body. Lara is cut over his right eye. Big left hook to the body from Canelo. One two from Canelo. Left to the body. PMN likes it 10-9 for Canelo.
Round 8 – Straight right to the body from Canelo. Jab from Lara. Light right from Lara. Lead left hook to the body from Canelo. Then a combo. Right to the body. Lara slowing down his output considerably. PMN sees it 10-9 Canelo
Round 9 – Right counter jab from Lara. Jab from Canelo. One two. Big left to the body from Canelo. He’s faster and more powerful. Nice combo from Lara. Body work from Canelo. Lara bleeding pretty good now from a deep cut over his right eye. Canelo with more body shots. Nice right from Lara. Lara slips to the ground after a hook. PMN has it 10-9 for Canelo
Round 10 – Nice combo from Lara. Canelo misses with a huge left to the head. The red head stalking like Malachi from Children of the Corn. Nice combo from Lara again. Canelo fires back to the body with a combo. Hook to the body from Canelo. Left from Lara. Another big left hook to the body from Canelo. Lead uppercut from Canelo. PMN sees it 10-9 Canelo, although it could have gone to Lara, it was fairly close. I’m no judge, please remember that.
Round 11 – Lara has out-landed Canelo by far with jabs in this fight. Body combo from Canelo but Lara fires right back. Jab from Canelo. Left from Lara. Right upstairs from Canelo scores. Lara with a light combo. Just not much on his shots. Left hook to the body from Canelo as he holds Lara from escaping. PMN sees it 10-9 for Canelo
Round 12 – Canelo’s corner tells him it’s very close. Lara’s corner is saying Canelo is desperate. Canelo stalking aggressively. Lara using his jab and footwork. Big body combo from Canelo. Nice one two to the head from Lara. Five punch combo from Canelo. Showtime unofficial scoring has Lara ahead by 3 rounds. Left hook to the body from Canelo. Left from Lara. Again. Left hook to the body from Canelo in the clinch. Right counter from Lara. Right to the body from Canelo. One two from Lara. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Lara, but the fight 8 rounds to 4 for Canelo. If we pay attention to Showtime’s unofficial scoring though, Lara has won.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Canelo Alvarez def. Erislandy Lara by split decison (113-115, 115-113, 117-111)