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Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara

Canelo Alvarez Wins In Split Decision Over Lara

Canelo Alvarez chased an elusive Erislandy Lara for 12 rounds Saturday night before escaping with a split-decision win for his second straight victory since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

07/12/2014

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

Here is a list of five things you didn’t know about Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

07/11/2014

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

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5 Pump Up Songs Athletes Use, And You Should Too (Part 1)

By: Adam Bloom Our Pre-Game Playlist series, that can be found at CBSLocalSports.com, features athletes sharing the music they’re currently listening to.  This includes songs they enjoy blasting in the car to music that relates to their […]

06/20/2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Marcos Maidana

Mayweather Remains Undefeated After Majority Decision Over Maidana

Marcos Maidana did everything but beat Floyd Mayweather Jr., taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision.

05/03/2014

Former boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter died on April 20, 2014. (credit: Hamish Blair/Liaison)

Prizefighter ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Wrongly Imprisoned 19 Years, Dies At 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.

04/20/2014

Manny Pacquiao v Timothy Bradley

Pacquiao Gets Back At Bradley By Decision In Rematch

Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title.

04/12/2014

MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

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Best Boxing & MMA Gyms In Los Angeles

Get Fit Like A Fighter At This Premier Martial Arts And Fitness Center In LA

04/04/2014

Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines and Tim Bradley of the US pose at a news conference to promote their upcoming WBO welterweight championship boxing rematch in Beverly Hills, California, on February 4, 2014. Pacquiao and Bradley's first match on June 9, 2012 was a split decision in favor of Bradley, which ended Pacquiao's welterweight title reign as well as his seven-year, 15-bout winning streak. The rematch will take place on April 12 in Las Vegas. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Pacquiao, Bradley Both Seek Redemption In Rematch

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time.

02/04/2014

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Mexican Boxer Reportedly Dies After Knockout

A fight promoter says Mexican featherweight boxer Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez has died after being knocked out in the 10th round of a match over the weekend.

02/03/2014

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Mayweather Shows Off His $40.87M Check He Earned For Alvarez Bout

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

09/19/2013

Ken Norton (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

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