Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara insider scores


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Photo by Naoki Fukuda


After Saturday night’s 155-pound clash in which Canelo Alvarez was awarded a split-decision over Erislandy Lara, sought the scores of 22 boxing insiders.

Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 knockouts) won by scores of 115-113 and 117-111 on the official cards of judges Dave Moretti and Levi Martinez, with Jerry Roth scoring it for Lara, 115-113.

Lara had an overall advantage in punches landed, 107-97, including 55-9 in jabs. Alvarez had an advantage in power punches landed, 88-52, over Lara.

Below are the results of those reached by


For Canelo Alvarez:


Doug Fischer,

Alvarez, 115-113.


Norm Frauenheim, THE RING magazine,

Alvarez, 116-114


Jeffrey Freeman, www.KODigest.TV

Alvarez, 115-113

Close fight but the right man won it. Lara was more on his bicycle than demonstrating quality ring generalship.


Tom Gray,

Alvarez, 116-113


Andreas Hale,

Alvarez, 115-113

The fight was right there for Lara to take, but those offensive lapses torpedoed his chances with the judges.


Diego Morilla, XN Sports

Alvarez, 115-113


Kenny Porter, trainer of IBF welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter

Alvarez, 116-112

I was there and I was caught in the emotion of the event and the crowd. Not the best way to score a fight, but this is how I felt. 8-4 Canelo.


Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA 160-pound titleholder Gennady Golovkin

Alvarez, 115-113

I thought Lara gave the fight away. He could have out-boxed Canelo easily, but chose to use “that” Cuban style the American public dislikes. Also, Canelo did not appear to have much on his punches, slapped his body shots, but he still won a VERY close one.


Anson Wainwright,

Alvarez over Lara, 115-113.


For Erislandy Lara:


Corey Erdman,

Lara, 115-113


Steve Farhood, Showtime

Lara, 115-113


Lem Satterfield,

Lara, 115-113


Steve Stubbs, guest/fan, Germantown, Md.

Lara, 115-113

I gave 1,2,3,5,6,10 and 11 to Lara. 115-113, Lara


Bob Velin, USA Today

Lara, 115-113




Jake Donovan,


Lara: 1, 2 (close), 3, 5 (close), 10, 11 (close); Canelo: 4, 6, 7 (close), 8, 9, 12


Lee Groves,



Keith Idec, The Record/



Ryan Maquinana, CSNBAYAREA/



John J. Raspanti, Monthly Magazine/



Cliff Rold,



Michael Rosenthal, THE RING Magazine



Franciso Salazar,



Total: Nine for Alvarez, five for Lara, eight even.