Erislandy Lara Should Be Canelo Alvarez’s Next Opponent



Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had a dominating win against Alfredo Angulo on Saturday and now it is time for Golden Boy Promotions to solidify him as the best fighter in the world not named Floyd Mayweather.

Erislandry Lara, who has also defeated Anuglo, isn’t shy about calling out Canelo and letting the world know that he wants the fight. Lara struggled against Angulo and was even knocked down by him in the later rounds of their fight. Canelo seemed unfazed by any of Angulo’s punches and was throwing ring shaking blows up until the fight was stopped in round 10.

Canelo surely looked as though he’d be able to put away Lara with the effort that he brought to the ring last Saturday and now is the time for Golden Boy to make this fight a reality.

If Canelo can get past Lara then cross promotional fights will open up for him. With Timothy Bradley, Sergio Martinez, and Miguel Cotto all being possible big selling opponents for Canelo.

Kel has been a BSO journalist for over 3 years and has covered some of the largest sporting events in the world. We is Kel our MMA/Boxing insider. He is also the co-host of The Corner Podcast.


  1. Kel.. Canelo is a big jr middleweight that couldn’t even make the 154lb limit for the Angulo fight and Timothy Bradley is a small welterweight. There’s NO WAY Bradley would ever be considered an opponent for Saul. This is the first and I hope only time I’ll ever hear anyone bring Bradley’s name up as an opponent for Alvarez.. Either Canelo fights Lara, one of the Charlo brothers or he moves up to 160..

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