From SHOWTIME Boxing Analyst Mauro Ranallo
“In fighting the estimable Lara, Canelo has hopefully silenced some of his critics who thought he would avoid this bout at all costs. At 23,the Mexican superstar has shown he is willing to face the best competition available (Trout, Mayweather, Angulo.)
Lara should provide him with an incredibly tough exam due to his decorated amateur pedigree,superlative boxing skills, and oh yeah, he’s a southpaw.
Of course, Canelo will seek to test the chin of the Cuban fighter, the same one that was dented twice by Alfredo Angulo in Lara’s last outing. Canelo followed that up by dominating “El Perro.” Then again, Lara dropped the tricky Trout en route to a one-sided decision while Alvarez handed “No Doubt” his first setback in a much closer affair. Taking boxing algebra out of the equation, Canelo vs Lara should equal an entertaining formula.”