Lara vs Canelo

Erislandy Lara Saul Canelo

Lara Canelo

MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA

12 July 2014, 23:00:00



A 12 Round 155lbs Catch Weight Contest

Canelo prevails over Lara with tight split decision

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez had to dig deep to leave the MGM Grand Garden with a 44th career win under his belt. The 23-year-old Mexican sensation led on two scorecards, which came back 115-113 and, generously, 117-111 in the flame-haired Jalisco fighter's favour.

The third card returned 115-113 against Canelo, and Erislandy Lara perhaps justifiably felt upset with the bout's scoring.

Canelo V Lara 2

It was a classic case of the power of Alvarez against Lara's speed. While Canelo landed more punches, and those punches were heavier, the Cuban was able to frustrate Alvarez at a 155lbs catch weight which looked like a struggle for the Mexican to reach.

With his win, Alvarez now seems destined to move up to the 160lbs division where some intriguing contests await, including a truly mouthwatering potential clash with WBC Champ Miguel Cotto.

Tomoki Kameda Pungluang Sor Singyu

Kameda Sor Singyu

12 July 2014, 23:00:00

The WBO World Bantamweight Championship

Undefeated in 29, Tomoki Kameda of Japan makes his first pro trip to the USA, to challenge for the WBO World Bantamweight crown against Thailand's 26-year-old 46-2 Pungluang Sor Singyu.