Come on now, Erislandy Lara. Any resemblance that pigeon bears to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is purely coincidental, and you know it.
But finally us boxing fans get what we’ve been asking for: a fight that, on paper, is about as good as they get. From high level fighting and style contrasts, to no dearth of punching power between the two and a clash of egos, Saul Alvarez facing off against Erislandy Lara figures to be the event of the summer, even if the competition isn’t especially strong.
This week on Queensberry Rules Radio — no frills, no optical illusions, and more importantly, no social lives at all; just boxing talk. Between James Foley of Bad Left Hook and Patrick Connor of TQBR, snark, satire and sourpussery are well-covered.