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Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

B Red: No, I don’t think FMJ will ever agree to fighting Lara at 154lbs — especially if he get by Canelo. I won’t believe Floyd will accept that challenge until he actually steps into the same with Lara.

Posted April 11, 2014 12:25 am 


BEARS

the excuses and biatching out was all it took for me to turn on floyd. plus all the matches he failed to make and the excuses. i just think the dudes a chump

Posted April 10, 2014 7:00 pm 


BEARS

bred-in pax prior fight just six months before fighting oscar pac was fighting lightweight and your here acting as if pac should have went from lightweight to 154?

bahahahahah

deal is pac is smaller than fraud and has climbed more weight divisions than fraud and punked fraud out to the point fraud made 101 excuses. frauds an embarrassing biatch. pax resume blows his outta the water and when you factor in frauds punking out at the hands of pac with 101 excuses it does not look good. fraud has dodged so many people its ridiculous.

even more ridiculous are his nuthuggers who ride with his excuse and the next excuse and the next and the next. even feebly try to poke hiles in pac. but ucant poke holes in a guy who has fought multiple fights with atg’s morales and barrera. has fought peak bradley multiple times as of saturday and beat him once already. has fought margarito who fraud failed to. while fraud faces the guerreros, ortizs, maidanas, kahns, baldomirs, and boiled 50% canelos. lol @ u

neither pac nor fraud are my fav fighters this hole fraud may debacle is clear though

Posted April 10, 2014 8:38 am 


B Red

Canelo fought Angulo after being stopped twice

Posted April 9, 2014 11:04 pm 


B Red

Squared Circle, If Floyd beats Madaina and Lara beats Canelo, then you will see Floyd whip on Lara,.ya dig.

Posted April 9, 2014 11:01 pm 


B Red

Bears, what about Pac vs Cotto or Pac vs Oscar?

Posted April 9, 2014 10:57 pm 


BEARS

canelo had to to turn the mayweather bout into a dog fight and he didnt even try. stamina had to be an issue no doubt about it. i say we compare his floyd compubox numbers with his other bouts

Posted April 9, 2014 9:33 pm 


te tumbo

“just say that FMJ must vacate his 154lbs titles asap because he’s not willing to defend them like a REAL Jr. MW champion???” DONE. i don’t even consider Floyd to be a 154lb champion. those were promotional spectacles that Floyd exploited for the mega-paydays. he also compromised plenty to do it the first time v. a DLH that nobody was calling shot, slow, or dehydrated back then. if anything, Floyd was the underdog. Canelo was also assumed to have superior footwork and punching-speed going into his showdown v. Mayweather. it’s the primary reason that Canelo erroneously concluded that he could outbox Floyd but it takes more than just physical talent to defeat an experienced and undefeated P4Pr like Mayweather.

Posted April 9, 2014 8:42 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Tumbo makes some good points about a potential Canelo vs Lara fight. Thing is, most of us were presuming Canelo would not fight him because he represents a difficult stylistic matchup. That’s why it’s a great fight. If this is a real offer and not a trial balloon with some small amount of cash, I give him props. Lara’s camp should make a statement since Canelo stepped up to the plate.

Posted April 9, 2014 8:41 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

“IMO, Lara is also not able to rely on his punching power to compel respect from an opponent. Molina bullied him, Williams went toe-to-toe with virtual impunity, Vanes was essentially chasing Lara in mutually-underwhelming performances, adn Angulo planted himself in Lara’s wheelhouse for 10 straight rounds and decked him twice. Wtf can Lara possibly do to keep Canelo off of him? What?!?”

Now that was a great post! I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

Posted April 9, 2014 8:22 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

te tumbo: “when it comes to 154lb territory, Floyd’s nothing but a f’n bank robber. he hits, he robs, and departs the $cene of another profitable fight-$cene. good for him but Not for this fight-fan.”

I totally agree with that, so why don’t you just say that FMJ must vacate his 154lbs titles asap because he’s not willing to defend them like a REAL Jr. MW champion??? Just say it, mano. However, I don’t agree it’s a foregone conclusion that FMJ would beat Lara. FMJ doesn’t want to fight top-tier competitors with fast hands and great footwork — especially when they’re taller with a reach advantage. That’s why FMJ will vacate ’54 if Lara beats Canelo. Because he’s doesn’t have the courage to take REAL risks. (He has to know ahead of time that he has certain crucial physical advantages going into a fight, or else he’ll totally avoid it.)

Posted April 9, 2014 8:20 pm 


te tumbo

IMO, Lara is also not able to rely on his punching power to compel respect from an opponent. Molina bullied him, Williams went toe-to-toe with virtual impunity, Vanes was essentially chasing Lara in mutually-underwhelming performances, adn Angulo planted himself in Lara’s wheelhouse for 10 straight rounds and decked him twice. Wtf can Lara possibly do to keep Canelo off of him? What?!?

Posted April 9, 2014 8:15 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

To set the record straight, Canelo stopped Perro faster than Lara did. And Lara happened to inflict a freak injury, which he’ll likely never be able to duplicate in the future. It’s not like Lara is the more powerful puncher in this match-up. If there’s one thing we learned from the Angulo fights, it’s that Lara can be hurt and knocked down if hit clean by a guy with good power. IMO, Lara doesn’t have the best chin and Canelo will do his best to exploit that weakness. But “styles…. .”

Posted April 9, 2014 8:02 pm 


BEARS

u can say lara finished faster but canelo did leagues better. it was absolutely one sided withcanelo while u watched lara everyone felt he might be about to get stopped.

you almost started to pity angulo when he faced canelo because he was taking some brutality and it seemed highy unlikely he would land something that would change anything

its a miracle angulo did not stop lara cause lara got JACKED UP. if canelo and lara fight and canelo gets aggressive, mean, and closes the gap the fights gonna be awesome. if canelo fights like he did trout it wont be as action packed but there be some fireworks periodically.

one of the biggest fights if the year if it happens i no the biggest!!!! any word from the lara camp in response to the offer

Posted April 9, 2014 7:49 pm 


te tumbo

Lara v. Molina v. Vanes v. Angulo means that Lara is easy work for the likes of Canelo who will BOMB him into utter submission. there isn’t a single thing that Lara can do to keep Canelo off of him or avoid being bulldozed into the ring canvas. easy pick. not a single doubt about the outcome of that matchup. if only Lara would accept Canelo’s challenge(?) or join the list of Cotto and Kirkland who have consistently declined Canelo’s challengeS. even those of the $10 million guarantee variety.

Posted April 9, 2014 7:46 pm 


te tumbo

“The Angulo-Lara fight means exactly NOTHING!!!

And Lara stopped Angulo faster than Canelo did”(?!?).

Make up your mind(?). that bout either means “NOTHING” or something? which is it?

Posted April 9, 2014 7:42 pm 


Fight Aficionado

This Lara vs Angulo and Canelo vs Angulo comparison means nothing. That’s why “styles makes fights” has become a boxing cliche. In any case Lara hurt Angulo worse, that’s why he quit. I actually think the talk about Lara being a boring stylist got to him and he wanted to be more entertaining. I’d actually been wanting him to go for the KO more, but not to the point that he’s just trading with dudes. Just finish them after boxing them silly first.

Posted April 9, 2014 6:35 pm 


TARK

The Angulo-Lara fight means exactly NOTHING!!!

And Lara stopped Angulo faster than Canelo did.

Posted April 9, 2014 5:41 pm 


RAYGORDON REID

take it

Posted April 9, 2014 5:40 pm 


moonshineman

Look how well Angulo did against Lara, and how bad he did against Canelo. That says a lot.

Posted April 9, 2014 5:28 pm 


TARK

Sometimes you have to do that if you want the monster money and fame.

Posted April 9, 2014 4:02 pm 


TARK

It’s one of those fights that won’t happen… Like Lara-Mayweather.

To make the fight happen, Lara has to grab the sh!tty end of the stick.

Posted April 9, 2014 4:01 pm 


Titopa

Since Canelo doesn’t even want the belt, Lara should just vacate it and give it to Smith and then fight Canelo. Easy!

Posted April 9, 2014 3:17 pm 


Titopa

Guy calls you out, you basically say “no”, you wait for him to schedule a fight then you call him out….clever!

Posted April 9, 2014 3:15 pm 


edone

Canelo is a bum paulie malinaggi would knock out canelo 5 rds tops

Posted April 9, 2014 2:42 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Tumbo, anything’s possible when you’ve got a spoiler with some skills but I just don’t see Smith presenting any danger. What’s taking Lara’s camp so long to comment? I’d imaging they’re jumping at this and ready to cancel the Smith bout.

Posted April 9, 2014 1:58 pm 


TARK

Hidalgo says.., “You also know as well as I do that when a fighter trains for a specific opponent his trainer works with him to hone his skills, stragtegy, etc. for facing that specific opponent–this ain’t generic boxing training. He may work more with him on his jab, or feinting, or working the heavy bag, or on his footwork.”

You do that for all your opponents… You work on ALL your skills ALL the time. You’re always going to need a superb jab.. great feinting skills.. a strong body attack.. and great footwork.. That work is not going to be wasted on whoever you fight.

So when you find out exactly who your opponent will be, you’ll work up your strategies and game plan, change your mix of sparring partners, and concentrate on defending and throwing specific punches maybe a little more, to take advantage of his style and tendencies. You’re just sharpening up details at that point. You’re already ready to kick ass anyway.

It’s not like you shouldn’t already be in shape to go 12 hard rounds — or sub for somebody else on a week’s notice.

After Lara fought Trout for 12 rounds, he could have fought another 12-rounder the next day … for all the punishment he took and for all the energy he expended. The Smith fight might be a tough one… it might be an easy one… so at least reserve the seat.

I would jump on the offer. Canelo doesn’t really want to fight Lara … and so he’s offering something “unreasonable.”

It’s like when Oscar De La Hoya offered Bernard Hopkins a 75/25 split to fight for HOPKINS’ TITLE!!! … Hopkins’ people laughed out loud at the offer because they knew it wasn’t a sincere offer. It was made so Oscar could say he made a multi-million dollar offer to Hopkins and it was turned down.. So Hopkins’ people jumped all over it and locked it in immediately … much to Oscar’s suprise.

Hopkins told Bowie Fisher, “Actually man… I would knock this cat out for FREE.. I love Oscar man, but this is like a sparring session in the gym—where you’re sparring a world famous fighter and everybody stops their workout to watch you two go at it.. You think ‘Damn, everyone’s watching us like it’s a super fight’…and you knock the dude out man. You did it for FREE.. but you’re singing when you hit the shower … because it felt so good.”

Posted April 9, 2014 1:58 pm 


the eric

texas and southern is full of racist mex

Posted April 9, 2014 12:41 pm 


DMX

Dear Ishe Smith
My patient Essie Lara is unfit for work due to back spasms
A full medical has been conducted by myself to confirm that this is true and correct

“How f*cking hard is that to do”

Posted April 9, 2014 11:42 am 


electrician

GGG vs Canelo

Posted April 9, 2014 10:29 am 


mikec

Lara would have less than six weeks to train. 2 weeks for promotional tour at the least, and not going to fight then leave the ring go to the gym start training I’m sure he wants at least 2 weeks to just relax this simply foolish. If I was Lara I wouldn’t take it unless get me out of my original fight schedule

Posted April 9, 2014 7:15 am 


DMX

Ginger bread man came out too soon
Put him in for a little bit longer . . . . He is not ready

Posted April 9, 2014 5:11 am 


TARK

It doesn’t matter that much about Lara’s amateur experience. He didn’t have a Rigodeaux like amateur background … Rigondeaux is the exception that proves the rule.

The amateur game is so different from the pro game that when turning pro you start all over again as a novice. Lara is starting to get his pro legs in his last fight. He’s come on. He was world championship caliber boxer for a few fights before that, but now he’s one of the best.

Posted April 9, 2014 12:57 am 


te tumbo

FIGHT AFICIONADO, Ishe presents shades of Molina who already owns an unofficial “W” v. Lara. never mind that Lara was still a green pro. i thought that what made him (and Gamboa and Rigondeaux) so special was their vast (albeit amateur) ring experience? well, that same conventional ring-experience is what made Lara look inexperienced v. the awkward, rugged, and unorthodox Molina. to a lesser degree Ishe possesses some of the same improvisational and resourceful craftiness. Ishe has squeezed a lot out of what he has. he’s also a situational fighter who prepares and fights best when properly motivated. that being said, i would only not be surprised if Ishe defeated Lara but that’s not a prediction . . . yet.

Posted April 8, 2014 11:55 pm 


te tumbo

SQUARED CIRCLE, knowledgeable, level-headed, and CONSISTENT. i was opposed to each and every one of Mayweather’s PPV $pectacle$ at 154lbs. granted, with increasingly dubious standing since Mayweather continues to win(?!) but not in particularly memorable fashion and not in a division that he has any intention of owning. when it comes to 154lb territory, Floyd’s nothing but a f’n bank robber. he hits, he robs, and departs the $cene of another profitable fight-$cene. good for him but Not for this fight-fan. besides, there is much worthier and intriguing competition at welter with the likes of Garcia, Maidana, and Thurman coming-up along with a rugged supporting cast of B-listers. in fact, Maidana, Garcia, and Thurman would be my final series of tests for an exiting Mayweather. a proud Floyd would take chances, compete, and offer more chances for an opponent to best him. Lara? we know the drill. Floyd will study, adapt, pot-shot, grapple, and win . . . Again. we KNOW this and since when do i owe Lara a PPV payday?

Posted April 8, 2014 11:47 pm 


Hidalg0

“Sometimes you go through a whole training camp for months and a fight is called off or postponed for months.. It’s something you deal with”

Tark, as you well know there is a difference in just training and training to fight a specific opponent. Maidana pretty much stays in shape all the time. So when he’s officially “in training” he’s training for a fight. I find it really hard to believe that Robert Garcia is just going to start training Maidana to fight Floyd when he doesn’t even know if the fight will be made. Floyd loves to jack people around. What a waste of time that would be.

You also know as well as I do that when a fighter trains for a specific opponent his trainer works with him to hone his skills, stragtegy, etc. for facing that specific opponent–this ain’t generic boxing training. He may work more with him on his jab, or feinting, or working the heavy bag, or on his footwork. They may watch films together of the future opponent and review his strengths and weaknesses, taking their knowledge back to the training ring and work to diminish those strengths or capitalize on those weaknesses. The trainer will chose sparring partners that he feels best represent the skills and abilities, or strength, etc. of the opponent his fighter will be facing. Sparring partners are paid employees. There’s no way in hell Robert Garcia is going to waste money on unneeded sparring partners.

Furthermore, at this point in the timeframe before the fight, Maidana is either already sparring or will soon be with a set of fighters that Garcia has specifically chosen for preparation for this fight. Maidana had been in Argentina for the arrival of his new baby and did not actually start training with Robert Garcia for several weeks after Floyd announced he would be fighting Marcos.

I know anything can happen at any time in boxing. It’s not uncommon for a fighter to train and go all the way up to the day before weigh-in or just a week before, only to find out his future opponent had to withdraw due to illness or injury or some other reason. But that’s different than training to fight a certain fighter when you’re not even sure you’re going to be fighting him.

Posted April 8, 2014 11:15 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

BEARS: Agree with your analysis for the most part and that Canelo keeps looking better and better. You’re right that Lara seems to have shown improvement as well, but he’s already 31, so am not sure how much more he can improve at this point. This is definitely a HIGH RISK fight for both men! But I’m sure about one thing: Lara will get hit a lot more often than FMJ did and Canelo has the power to stop him. I don’t believe Lara has the power to stop Canelo, who appears to have a rock-solid chin. Lara will have to dance around the ring, use his reach, and pot-shot from his bicycle in order to try and win on points. If Saul keeps walking Lara down and pressuring relentlessly, I believe he’ll get a nice big W on his resume. If he tries to box like he did against FMJ, he could lose.

Posted April 8, 2014 10:02 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

…”and Lara wouldn’t dare face Ward at 168lbs or Hopkins at 175lbs in 150 years. what’s the point? 147lbs is Floyd’s standing concession. if Lara wants him so bad, he should simply boil down to 147lbs because Mayweather can’t bulk-up any further… (stupid discussion).”

Dude, FMJ now holds the WBA Super Welterweight Title, the WBC Super Welterweight Title and the WBC Diamond Super Welterweight Belt. Those are major 154lbs Titles. Plus, he’s currently ranked the #1 Jr. MW in the world by Ring.

You’re basically saying it’s a ridiculous assertion (stupid discussion) that fans expect FMJ to defend all his 154lbs titles. WTF? I’m really shocked and caught off guard by those comments, Tumbo. I always thought you were a more of a knowledgeable and level-headed boxing fan than that.

Posted April 8, 2014 9:45 pm 


Fight Aficionado

te tumbo no way does Lara lose to Smith. Their fight will be a snorebore 12 rounder because Smith will run and hold all night. Lara’s better in every category though. I think he should scrap that and go straight to the Canelo bout though. Head butts and elbows are possible and if his eye gets cut the Canelo fight is off and probably won’t be offered again.

Posted April 8, 2014 9:27 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

“Let’s see how much pressure can be placed on Floyd by the fans, commentators, and pundits … if Lara manages to beat Canelo. The pressure for the fight would be intense.” I fully agree with you on that, TARK. I will be one of the fans LOUDLY calling for FMJ to man-up and fight Lara at 154lbs for all the marbles — if Lara can get past Canelo. But I definitely see FMJ vacating all his 154lbs titles instead of taking a legit risk like that.

Posted April 8, 2014 9:23 pm 


TARK

Hidalgo.., “It serves no purpose for a fighter to train to fight an opponent that he may end up not facing.”

But he MAY end of facing him.

You’re not going to select sparring partners yet anyway… You start your training sequence. Often you don’t know who or when you’re going to fight. You best be ready because you might get the opportunity of a lifetime like Maindana did. Nothing’s for sure until it happens.

Sometimes you go through a whole training camp for months and a fight is called off or postponed for months.. It’s something you deal with.

Posted April 8, 2014 9:11 pm 


te tumbo

Canelo by KO v. Lara IF Lara doesn’t avoid his direct challenge. staying busy after an easy(?) win should work as an advantage for Lara. only his trainers can F’k it up. nonetheless, Canelo will simply improve on Angulo’s almost-winning fight-plan and BOMB All Over Lara for the relatively easy TKO. bottomline, Lara’s is not commanding any respect from Canelo.

Posted April 8, 2014 8:47 pm 


te tumbo

Btw, i won’t be surprised if Ishe defeats Lara. Ishe’s smart, crafty, and experienced. a match for Lara’s slickness. Stay tuned.

Posted April 8, 2014 8:44 pm 


te tumbo

“FMJ wouldn’t dare fight Lara at 154lbs in a hundred years” and Lara wouldn’t dare face Ward at 168lbs or Hopkins at 175lbs in 150 years. what’s the point? 147lbs is Floyd’s standing concession. if Lara wants him so bad, he should simply boil down to 147lbs because Mayweather can’t bulk-up any further . . . (stupid discussion).

Posted April 8, 2014 8:42 pm 


BEARS

LIONKING- sweet im with u on your forecast. canelo keeps looking better and better every time out barring the fraud may aberration. opponents cant afford to get stationary against canelo or lack mobility or they suffer in big ways as canelo vs angulo revealed. the way canelo lunged and loaded up was a thing of beauty. i think canelo is a future ATG. amazingly not seemed to have reached his peek and u wonder what it will look like.

i dontthink lara has what it takes but he too has been looking improved in his last outting. lara has big scalp value but he poses huge risk and he can beat canelo and the last thing canelo needs is a loss and after perro the last thing lara needs is a loss. best fighting the best at 154 if it happens then SUPERB MATCHMAKING AND HATS OFF TO BOTH AND MAY THE BEST MAN WIN!

Posted April 8, 2014 8:41 pm 


BEARS

TARK- thats cool i know u like lara a lot and i think its possible. the odds of a lara victory increase if canelo fights laras distance/gap control game like canelo did against trout. trout and lara have similar styles in that ONE aspect of relying on distance and gap control but laras footwork and footwork in tandem with striking is far supperior to trouts.

i dont think canelo should approach lara like he did trout. i think he should bring out a mix of the old canelo. close the gap and let them brutal combos go. i have been anxiously awaiting this bout though and this is really good news. bestfightin the best at 154! BOOYAH

Posted April 8, 2014 8:33 pm 


TARK

Squared Circle.., “FMJ wouldn’t dare fight Lara at 154lbs in a hundred years.”

That’s probably correct… I’d love to see it though.

Let’s see how much pressure can be placed on Floyd by the fans, commentators, and pundits … if Lara manages to beat Canelo. The pressure for the fight would be intense.

Posted April 8, 2014 8:07 pm 


tacoBENDER

If this is true and El Canelo has challenged Lara… then that is one MUST SEE pay per view match up. This fight will answer lots of questions for both camps. I see Canelo winning by KO. The guy is just to strong, smart and fast for Lara. just sayin’

Posted April 8, 2014 8:01 pm 


soda pop

PEEJ:
Canelo is kind of handsome, but I don’t mean that in a g@y sort of way. I just mean that he’s a good looking guy and if were a women, I’d be all up on his jock. Of course he’s not in the same league as lil’ Floyd, who’s drop dead gorgeous and straight up sexy. But there’s something mysterious, attractive and appealing about Saul. Know what I’m sayin fellas?

Hell naw, that aint peej..thats an imposter.Not the same peej that has gone to war with anonoumos.say it aint so…

Posted April 8, 2014 7:44 pm 


Anonymous

moonshineman shut your mouth you fag

Posted April 8, 2014 7:39 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

Lara could win via decision, but I’m with BEARS and am going with Canelo at this point. He looked damn sharp and powerful vs. Perro, as if his all-around technique is still improving. You should know by now that FMJ wouldn’t dare fight Lara at 154lbs in a hundred years — especially if he beats Alvarez. The so called “GOAT” my @$$!

Posted April 8, 2014 7:36 pm 


TARK

Yup…Lara… for sure … By 12 round UD

Next up for Lara after Canelo? … Floyd. Gonna drop him.

Posted April 8, 2014 7:00 pm 


BEARS

TARK- are you still stickin with lara if canelo and lara happens?

FIGHT AFFIONADO- who are you taking if this happens? canelo or lara?

i got canelo

Posted April 8, 2014 6:50 pm 


BEARS

dont get me wrong lara is good he could win but im goin with canelo and im a big fan of canelos like his style and when he gets mean with aggression.

i think people have misinterpreted canelo vs fraud may and dont realize canelo did a lot of things good in the fight and had no stamina.

this is an awesome match up i have been looking forward to and calling for. canelo vs lara blows everythig floyds ppv away including the main event. i said canelo would be the next cash cow and thats quickly coming to fruition. laras got extremely good scalp value and if canelo reaps it, it will be unreal good for canelo as we are indisputably talking elite at that point.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:48 pm 


moonshineman

Anonymous

moonshineman you know NOTHING about boxing. Lara will beat him easily.
Posted April 8, 2014 12:00 pm

Oh!, I forgot, You stupid Bastd.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:17 pm 


moonshineman

Anonymous

moonshineman you know NOTHING about boxing. Lara will beat him easily.
Posted April 8, 2014 12:00 pm

We will see, won’t we?.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:16 pm 


TARK

It’s not a problem for Lara as I see it… He should be ready. Smith is not going to give him any more problems than some of the tougher sparring sessions he gets from the Charlo Brothers. Those kids are quick. Smith does attack though, so Lara will take a few punches.

Austin Trout, Lara’s last opponent, never attacks… He never laid a significant glove on Lara — so that’s ideal if you’re going to fight again right away.

Ted “Kid” Lewis fought FIVE (5) 15-round fights in 2 months — and that was in the days before gum shields and foul proof cups were invented. They used 4oz horse-hair stuffed gloves which could put a real tough lick on you … like getting hit with MMA gloves today.

Sometimes — if you were from out of state — your opponent might wrap his fists with yards of black bicycle tape because they wouldn’t let your team member into the dressing room to watch..

Nowaday fighters act as if having only 2 months between fights is an outrageous hardship.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:04 pm 


Yo MOMMA

I hope nobody starts complaining. Everyone talked about Canelo ducking Lara and now hes offered him a fight. I hope it does get made. It would be a good fight. Canelo ducks no one.

Posted April 8, 2014 5:31 pm 


BEARS

no its not his mo neccessarily as lara would still pose too much risk thats why he is fighting maidana. even trouts a better fight/matchup than maidana but as 50 cent said a lot goes in to mayweathers cherrypicking. like now he hopes a hispanic name and mexican holiday will pay because the card is utter garbage and so is the main event on par with fraud vs guerrero and ortiz

Posted April 8, 2014 5:12 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“If Lara gets through his next fight without any injuries he should take the fight. 9 weeks may not be enough for a full camp and he would need one but he can just use his next fight to make himself sharp for the Canelo fight.” – IMO Lara beats Smith easily and could do two bouts. But a smarter move might be to just scrap the Smith bout and go for Canelo. Much more money and higher profile. Beat Canelo and his career blows up. Beat Smith and it changes nothing.

Posted April 8, 2014 4:07 pm 


soda pop

Hell naw, that aint peej..thats an impersenator.Not the same peej that has gone to war with anonoumos.say it aint so…

Posted April 8, 2014 3:44 pm 


PEEJ

Canelo is kind of handsome, but I don’t mean that in a g@y sort of way. I just mean that he’s a good looking guy and if were a women, I’d be all up on his jock. Of course he’s not in the same league as lil’ Floyd, who’s drop dead gorgeous and straight up sexy. But there’s something mysterious, attractive and appealing about Saul. Know what I’m sayin fellas?

Posted April 8, 2014 3:39 pm 


soda pop

Jeff Sorby, if this man can write an article based on this than ima be a writer.before the fight gets made and hes making these assumptions before anything is signed.get the hell out of here.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:39 pm 


LOL

canelo has stamina.he can walk all night long.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:32 pm 


Hidalg0

But Floyd had doubts about his ability to beat Alvarez and that’s why his team jumped on the opportunity to fight Canelo at 152 lbs–to get every advantage they possibly could.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:15 pm 


Hidalg0

Peej, it’s hard to fault Floyd for taking advantage of an opportunity to have his #1 threat come in at a catchweight. Even so, if Floyd is as great as he claims he is, or that many others claim he is, why didn’t take the fight with Canelo with no catchweight? Please don’t bring up the rehydration issue and/or the weight Canelo comes into the ring at. As long as Canelo could make 154 he’s fighting legally. The “GOAT” should have been able to handle him even if he outweighed Floyd by 20 lbs.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:14 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Looking forward to hearing from Lara’s camp. I was pretty shocked at this offer. Let’s see if it’s a legit offer or a lowball one.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:55 pm 


PEEJ

Racist Bears why don’t you go watch it again or better yet reread your post. You said they said they couldn’t talk about the weight yet you are claiming that they said they couldn’t talk about the weight and how they said it was BS that they said this. And I recall Canelos team did talk about the weight and how it was Floyds idea not Canelos. Even though Canelo called Floyd out at a catchweight of 150. But yet he is still talking about the weight. And once again if you ask Canelo you racist idiot then he will say as he has always said, the weight did not affect me.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:54 pm 


BEARS

dont u recall from all access team canelo talking about the catchweight and mentioning the contract said they couldnt talk about the catchweight. bahahahahah. whos the idiot peej? your boy fraud put in in the contract team canelo was gagged at discussing elements of the catchweight. bahahahahahah

team canelo said enough about it during all access to let everyone know

Posted April 8, 2014 1:36 pm 


PEEJ

Na he wasnt landing that much. Had nothing to do with weight. Canelo admits this, says Floyd was the better fighter plain and simple. I had no issues with the weight. Yet idiots like to make excuses for folks who are making no excuses.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:32 pm 


PEEJ

Stop, if Canelo handily beats him then there would be no reason for Floyd to even consider fighting Lara. What would be the point since Lara has had trouble with Vanes and Molina then has a loss against Canelo if it happens. Absolutely no reason to even think about that fight. Not to mention Floyd is gonna give up the 154lb championship anyways.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:31 pm 


BEARS

canelo landed on fraud he just couldn let his hands go and stalk cause he had no stamina from the BS catchweight

Posted April 8, 2014 1:30 pm 


BEARS

canelo and fraud fighting lara are totally opposite. fraud has no power and laras speed and gap control style would be interesting style matchup for fraud

Posted April 8, 2014 1:29 pm 


DaTruth

If Lara looks good vs Ishe watch the Canelo Camp come up with some lame excuse to not make the fight.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:15 pm 


Anonymous

is lara as good as broner.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:48 pm 


doc

PEEJ – I fully agree with you….Canelo wins this one. I have never been sold on Lara, and therefore laugh when haters suggest that FMJ is ducking him : – ) That said, if Lara shocks me and beats Canelo (especially convincingly) then a FMJ fight would make sense.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:43 pm 


PEEJ

They haven’t paid to see Lara fight yet. He may stalk him but Lara is no Floyd. Canelo will be able to land on Lara.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:32 pm 


morrongon

Very good match ,if it happen the best of the year for me. People say Lara doesn’t have a big fan base, but believe me, the cuban community will pay to see this fight and of course the mexican will do too.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:20 pm 


LOL

will he stalk him all night like he did with floyd.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:14 pm 


PEEJ

Canelo handles Lara and then once this has been done people will say Canelo cherry picked Lara. I am not sold on Lara one bit. Canelo either KOs him late or wins a decision.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:06 pm 


Anonymous

moonshineman you know NOTHING about boxing. Lara will beat him easily.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:00 pm 


RapidFire

Well offer a fight again..Canelo saw how easily he got outboxed by Floyd so now he’s pussying out lol

Posted April 8, 2014 11:35 am 


moonshineman

You gotta Love Canelo. He will fight anybody. I’ll tell you another thing about Canelo, he is a smart fighter.

Posted April 8, 2014 10:48 am 


Twin

Umm not impressed wit lara yet

Posted April 8, 2014 10:27 am 


Harry

It would be really great if Lara took the fight and won outmaneuvering Canelo, what an achievement that would be. Back in the day champions used to fight much more frequently so it’s doable and Lara’s not the type that gets out of shape between fights.

Posted April 8, 2014 10:24 am 


varnish

Good fight!

Posted April 8, 2014 9:59 am 


BEARS

lara will have to run and tryto keep his his gap and distance. its always lara’s game to do that. angulo closed it and almost destroyed lara. canelo will have no problem unless canelo plays gap comtrol as well. canelo does good at it and beat trout at it but that was playing into trouts game and would be playing into laras.

canelo needs to close the gap and light lara up. and take those big lunging shots like he did against angulo to the body.

lara has to run and make it a boring fight for any chance at all.

heres rooting for canelo BIGTIME!!!

Posted April 8, 2014 9:35 am 


BEARS

im taking canelo you heard it hear FIRST!!! awesome announcement! i figured canelo would keep making the best fights and angulo was a set up for lara. this is PPV WORTHY!!!!!!

saul “FIREWORKS” alvarado

fireworks in the ring and fireworks on his head!

Posted April 8, 2014 9:30 am 


Jonn E. JaGozza

This is good for Boxing and Canelo being who he is , is a great fighter taking on anyone.. He’ll rule for many years .. A GREAT fighter but still only in his early 20’s..he’ll be the champ of the future … Boxingdictionary.com “The Language of the Ring “

Posted April 8, 2014 8:45 am 


Lee

This fight will happen if, and only if, Canelo’s weight is 180 pounds and Lara 155….they know that there is not way that this Mexican robot can beat a skilled boxer like Lara.

Posted April 8, 2014 8:29 am 


ImJustSayin

If Im Lara, Im calling Ishe right now…. dude here is US100.000, say you injured you hand and cant fight. Then Im kicking Cinnimon buns but for trying to be funny.

Posted April 8, 2014 7:21 am 


TJ

IF THIS IS TRUE, then good news and well done on Canelo for trying to make a big fight. No one wishes to face Lara and if Canelo does and beats him, this will be a huge keystone in securing a legacy for his own career.

Canelo wishes to be the next superstar in boxing and to do this he will need to face the likes of Lara, who is held in high esteem by many hardcore fans.

It will also give Lara the spotlight to showcase his own skills to a wider audience and make that path to a Mayweather showdown a lot clearer if he defeats Canelo.

Either way, boxing wins and we get a great fight and something to look forward to later on in the year.

Posted April 8, 2014 6:33 am 


Auzbox

If angulo troubled Lara canelo kills him every day of every week

Posted April 8, 2014 6:04 am 


biohazard

He trying to get a belt bad…at any cost.

Posted April 8, 2014 5:55 am 


biohazard

Really! Canelo. Lara would have to get right back in the ring after Smith fight. It look like they are trying to catch him without him resting. Coward move!!!

Posted April 8, 2014 5:54 am 


Mbuyiseli

Squared moron Canelo has been ducking Lara for more than a year now. Plus we all know that he struggles to make the 154lbs limit. Sooner or later he will have to swim with the sharks at 160lbs. Canelo is good that its, he is usually the bigger guy in the ring. When he decides to fight someone his size that will tell us how good he is, simple.

Posted April 8, 2014 5:34 am 


tagarner

You gotta do…what you gotta due….lara cant pass this payday up…bback out of that smith fight… it’s basically a stay bizzy fight anyhow…. “don’t sleep lara!”

Posted April 8, 2014 4:27 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

Styles make fights. Period. The slow, plodding Angulo won 4 rounds vs. Lara and darn near almost knocked him out — twice. Lara doesn’t have the best chin and has a tendency to get caught on the ropes and stop throwing against pressure fighters. If he shows that same bad habit/weakness vs. Canelo he will get beat and probably stopped. The injury that Perro suffered vs. Lara was a freak incident. Face it. It’s not like Lara is going to be able to inflict that same type of damage on opponents in the future. Talking about how each fighter matched-up against Trout is like comparing apples and oranges.

Posted April 8, 2014 3:55 am 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

Canelo has a giant fan base while Lara is struggling to build one. Lara has been asking for a fight with Canelo and he has accepted the challenge like a man. Canelo brings a lot more money to the table, so Lara can either take it leave it. Beggars can’t be choosers in this business.

Posted April 8, 2014 3:40 am 


DMX

Lara was superb against Trout and left no doubt who won
Canellos win over Trout is debatable

Lara will have Red Head Mex swinging at air and eating jabs

Posted April 8, 2014 3:27 am 


Cheezb

I reckon Lara can do this. I don’t think Smith has the style to really give Lara any problems so it may all work out well.

The Smith fight was only announced 6 weeks ahead of fight night, so this has been a very short camp. The fight should go off without a hitch. Then he could take a couple of weeks of light work (almost rest) before having a 6 or 7 week camp (and one that he’d be entering very much sharp and in shape)… to me that’d actually put him in a really good position for a Canelo fight (and probably shock Canelo, coz I have no doubt Canelo is hoping to catch Lara somewhat “shop worn”).

I guess the only thing Lara should do is try to negotiate some kind of “get out of jail free” clause whereby if he is injured in the Smith fight, he can pull out of the Canelo fight without penalty (i.e. Canelo should be forced to agree to this since he’s offering the bout with full knowledge of Lara’s existing commitments).

Posted April 8, 2014 2:35 am 


Tyrone jones

Yeah Golden boy/Haymon are gonna use all the tricks they can muster to make sure Canelo wins because Oscar loves golden/white Mexicans and Haymon does too, when after they’ve been beaten by his slickest afroamerican.

For example, the therapeutic window is the safe range between the minimum therapeutic concentration (that delivers the desired pharmacologic effects, ie. building muscle, speed, durability, mental prowess, etc.. !) and the minimum toxic concentration (that delivers unwanted pharmacologic effects, ie. side effects such as being obnoxious, beating baby mommas, inability to produce naturally, weakness, etc..etc… !) .

Posted April 8, 2014 2:34 am 


Edgar Guevara

Hidalgo to train for s fight. You need to be physically fit, at weight. Spsrring is secondsry fighters like this guy only need few rounds of sparring.

Posted April 8, 2014 2:21 am 


Hidalg0

““Maidana has less time than that to get ready for Mayweather.”-IF you think that then you’d better go back to Kindergarten.”

Oh just shut up, sissydamus.

Posted April 8, 2014 1:33 am 


mike s

That could be a great fight

Posted April 8, 2014 1:24 am 


maracho

Wow! this would answer a lot of question.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:59 am 


B Red

Bs Move by Canelo , make the fight in september, ya dig

Posted April 8, 2014 12:58 am 


punch

If Lara gets through his next fight without any injuries he should take the fight. 9 weeks may not be enough for a full camp and he would need one but he can just use his next fight to make himself sharp for the Canelo fight.

Posted April 8, 2014 12:47 am 


Ricardo Rincon

Kirkland would be a more entertaining fight in texas.

Posted April 7, 2014 11:42 pm 


Hidalg0

BTW, at this point in time, I favor Alvarez over Lara.

Yep. I said it.

But I doubt the fight will happen so soon.

Posted April 7, 2014 11:21 pm 


Hidalg0

“maidana could of been training since he knew he was in the running for the fight.”

No. It doesn’t work that way. Maidana wasn’t certain that he would be Floyd’s next opponent until he was officially told that he was. That’s when he began training to fight Floyd.

It serves no purpose for a fighter to train to fight an opponent that he may end up not facing. For instance, suppose Floyd decided to go ahead and fight Khan but Robert Garcia, Maidana’s trainer, had already hired numerous specific sparring partners to help Marcos train for a fight with Floyd? Training elite level fighters is an expensive, complex process. There’s no trainer around that’s going to train one of his fighters for a fight that he isn’t sure is going to happen.

Posted April 7, 2014 11:20 pm 


Raybans

As long as long doesn’t get any bad cuts in his next fight I’m sure he’ll be more than up for this fight.

Posted April 7, 2014 11:15 pm 


Big Drew

I agree, this is posturing on Canelo’s part, he could extend this into august. also you cant compare the maidana-mayweather because maidana and the whole boxing world knows mayweather fights cinco de mayo weekend, and maidana could of been training since he knew he was in the running for the fight.

Posted April 7, 2014 11:14 pm 


Octavius Jomar Chatman

Lara needs to take it if he wants to really get his name out here.

Posted April 7, 2014 11:10 pm 


Hidalg0

“but here’s the kicker: Lara will only have two months in between his May 2nd title defense and the July 12th fight to get ready.”

Maidana has less time than that to get ready for Mayweather.

Posted April 7, 2014 11:02 pm 



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