RING Poll result: Alvarez-Lara fight was very close

Jul readers agree overwhelmingly that the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight on Saturday was close.

More than 76 percent of those who voted in our latest poll scored the fight 115-113 for Alvarez, 115-113 for Lara or 114-114, meaning no one in that group gave either fighter more than seven rounds.

The 115-113 score for Alvarez received the highest percentage of votes (33.22 percent) as of Tuesday evening, followed by 115-113 for Lara (28.23 percent) and a draw (15.23).

A 116-112 score for Alvarez was next (9.55 percent), followed by 116-112 for Lara (5.77 percent), 117-111 for Alvarez (3.01 perecent), “other” (3.00 percent) and 117-111 for Lara (2.07 percent).

The official scoring was 115-113 and 117-111 in favor of Alvarez and 115-113 in favor of Lara.

The poll question was straight forward: “How did you score the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight?” At the time we tallied the votes, 1,162 readers had voted.