Canelo Alvarez defeats Erislandy Lara
- Updated: July 13, 2014
Las Vegas NV: Honor + Glory was at stake at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday Night as Canelo Alvarez took on Erislandy Lara in junior Middleweight showdown. The Other fights on the card were Johan Perez vs. Mauricio Herrera for interim WBA World light welterweight title, Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Francisco Vargas & Abner Mares vs. Jonathan Oquendo. The fights were shown on Showtime Pay Per View Mauro Ranallo, Al Bernstein & Paul Malignaggi calling the action.
The first fight that will get the pay per view started is Johan Perez vs. Mauricio Herrera for interim WBA World light welterweight title. Mauricio Herrera had Swelling under right eye in Round 5 Mauricio Herrera had with a Monster shot in Round 8 and Johan Perez responds with big shots of his own. the fight would go the distance and the judges scored it 116-112, 116-112 and 114-114 as Mauricio Herrera wins the WBA World light welterweight title.
next fight was Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Francisco Vargas Round 3 is where the fight took place as both would land some big bombs and Juan Manuel Lopez would get dropped near the end of round 3 and the Referee would call the fight before the 4th round
The Co Main Event: Abner Mares vs. Jonathan Oquendo This was not a very good fight to watch, not a lot of action, Jonathan Oquendo would have a cut open up in round 8 Judges scored UD for 96-94, 98-92, 98-92 all for Abner Mares
The Main Event, Canelo Alvarez would have some swelling under his right eye which you could notice in round 4. Canelo would take control of the fight with the nasty body shots, but Erislandy Lara would advoid from taking any shots in rounds in rounds 5 & 6, basically he ran during 2 rounds. Canelo would Open up Lara with a monster uppercut in Round 7. The fight would go the distance and the Judges Score it 115-113 Lara, 115-113 for Canelo & 117-111 to Canelo Alvarez by Split Decision.
Post Fight Interview with Showtime Jim Gray:
Canelo Alvarez “I came to fight, I did not come to RUN, We don’t win by Running, you win by Hitting”
Erislandy Lara “I have No Respect for Canelo and I want a REMATCH”