On July 12, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, former WBC Super Welterweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will square off against WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara in what will be Alvarez’s second return to the ring after
enduring his first career loss by the hands of Floyd “Money” Mayweather during the headliner of highest revenue grossing card in boxing history. 

Continuing on the comeback trail, looking to add another victory to his record and increase his win streak to two fights, Canelo has every intention of proving he is still the heir to Floyd
Mayweather’s proverbial thrown. Although now sporting a number 1 in the loss column Canelo Alvarez has not taken a step back, but has actually taken a step forward proving that while his bout with the universally recognized best fighter in the world concluded with him taking a loss on paper. In the grand scheme of things, he actually gained quite a bit. With his recent dominant performance against Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo, where his offensive prowess and ring general ship were on full
display -- Canelo has proven he is indeed a Puncher, who can box, and when it is all said and done impose his will on the toughest of opponents. 

Erislandy Lara will prove to be a very tough opponent for Canelo Alvarez on July 12. A Southpaw who is a pure boxer with a Cuban Pedigree, Lara is exceptional at using his legs to create space between him and his opponent. Avoiding contact and striking at the precise time Lara is economical with his
punches but very effective when he lands. Processing punching power in both hands and the poise of a veteran fighter with an extensive amateur background Lara, has proving he is a boxer who can also bang when he needs to. Having crafty and pressure fighters such as Carlos Molina, Paul Williams and Alfred Angulo on his resume, posting official victories over Molina and Angulo, with most people
acknowledging he earned a win over Williams it is not hard to see why no one has been able to bully Lara in the ring. 

Saturday night July 12, will the Bull trample the Matador........ or will the Matador prove to be too elusive for the Bull.  I guess the only way to find out will be to tune in.

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By M. A. Waterman       June 3, 2014