“Unfortunately in the murky world of boxing a fighters marketability often dictates who wins a close decision.” boxingnews24.com
“Levi Martinez’s credibility and experience has never crossed my mind. He calls it how he sees it his resume speaks for itself. I do not feel that him being Mexico will play a factor in the fight.” Luis DeCubas Jr., Lara’s manager, pre-fight.
“Someone needs to investigate Levi Martinez,” Luis DeCubas Jr., Lara’s manager, post-fight. He went on to say, “Now you sound like Don King, Oscar. That’s Don King kind of stuff.”
Crowd of 14,239 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez def. Erislandy Lara – Split decision (115-113 Lara; 115-113 Canelo; 117-111 Canelo)
Ronnie Shields,”That’s bullshit, they robbed us.”
Erislandy Lara, “Everyone knows I won the fight, no matter what they say.”
Alvarez-Lara punch stats
Landed 97 107
Thrown 415 386
Pct 23% 28%
bloodyelbow.com Fraser: 115-113 Lara
Brent: 116-116 draw
Matt Hamilton 115-113 Lara
Dan Rafael 116-112 Alvarez
Lou DiBella Lara “by 1 point”
Chris Mannix 114-114 Draw
SteveFarhood 115-113 Lara
usatoday.com 115-113 Lara
mmamania.com 114-114 draw
boxinginsider.com 115-113 Lara
thesweetscience.com 115-113 Alvarez
philboxing.com 115-113 Lara
latimes.com 116-112 Alvarez
Michael Rosenthal 114-114 draw
Yahoo Sports 115-113 Lara
Those who thought Lara won: 8
Those who thought Alvarez won: 3
Those who thought it was a draw: 4
Alvarez earned $1.5 million.
Lara made a career-high $1 million.
“Lara lost and he moves to the back of the line, That’s how it works.” Oscar De La Hoya said.