Many assumed that Erislandy Lara is the type of opponent for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to avoid. However rather than avoid Lara, Canelo has accepted the challenge. Both men have agreed to face each other July 12.
Erislandy Lara is one of the current title holders at 154lbs. A couple of stipulations have already been agreed on. The bout will have a max weight limit of 155 lbs. A pound over than the usual 154 lbs middleweight division limit. Also added to the agreement is that Lara’s belt will not be up for grabs. An attractive option by Canelo’s team for Lara to accept terms.
Erislandy Lara was suppose to defend his title against Ishe Smith to help lure final PPV buys and tickets for Mayweathers May 3 bout against Maidana. Ishe Smith has kindly let Lara get his way, so Lara can face Canelo.
The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo is a proven draw and now seems to be making his PPV home at the MGM.
Lara’s technical style may be the type of style to give Canelo fits or Canelo’s power could be the winning remedy. We will now find out who is the better fighter come July 12 at the MGM in Las Vegas for one exciting Pay-Per-View match.