Mexican boxing sensation Canelo Alvarez will return to action July 5th in Las Vegas when he faces Cuban contender Erislandy Lara on Showtime Boxing. Canelo Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara Boxing Betting Odds have Canelo as a -150 favorite on the moneyline with early action on Canelo. Alvarez, 43-1-1, 31 KO’s, bounced back from his one-sided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. to annihilate brawler Alfredo Angulo via 10th round KO. Lara, 19-1-2, is coming off his best win as a pro with a one-sided decision over speedy contender Austin Trout. Can the little known Cuban standout Lara spoil Canelo’s chances at huge future paydays? Our experts give away our boxing picks free play. Canelo Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara Boxing Betting Odds have Canelo as a -150 favorite (Bet $1500 to win $1000) Bet on Boxing at DIMES.EU
Canelo Alvarez – Boxer: The stocky 5’8″ Alvarez is an aggressive and intelligent boxer/puncher with a deadly body attack. Alvarez, 23, throws whistling combinations with excellent power, especially in the left hook. Alvarez also has a fast and accurate jab that he fires from a high air-tight guard. Alvarez uses good footwork to create angles and is a skilled counterpuncher. Alvarez is a slick target with excellent ring vision and subtle side-to-side head movement. On the downside, Canelo has good but not great athleticism and he must be set to punch. Alvarez’s aggressive style also causes him to catch leather and he has been floored but never stopped. Canelo’s best wins are over Austin Trout UD12, Shane Mosley UD12 and Alfredo Angulo KO10. Canelo Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara Boxing Betting Odds Total is 10.5 Rounds at DIMES.EU
Erislandy Lara – Boxer: 5’9″ Lara is an extremely long-armed (75″ reach) southpaw with a stick and move style. Lara makes good use of his long jab by effectively controlling distance before launching punishing left uppercuts or crosses. Lara is heavy-handed with good leverage and hand-speed. Lara, 31, had a truckload of amateur fights in Cuba and is a true ring general that controls distance, pace and rhythm. Lara is a very difficult target to catch cleanly with his constant movement and clear ring vision. On the downside, Lara can get outworked and is excessively patient when trying to counterpunch. Lara has been on the deck a few times which also raises questions about his chin. Lara’s best fights are over Austin Trout UD12, Alfredo Angulo KO10 and a close loss to Paul Williams MD12.
Boxing Picks Free Prediction: This fight will be close with Canelo getting the decision nod over the crafty Cuban stylist. Lara will do his best to duck, dodge, counter and move but the Mexican’s bodypunches will wear down the smaller framed southpaw. Canelo is a little bigger, faster and heavier-handed. Lara’s attempt to keep the puncher turning will not work well enough with Alvarez’s ability to cut off the ring. Bet the young lion Alvarez to win a hard-fought 116-112 to 115-113 decision.
Boxing Picks Free Play: Canelo Alvarez -150 (3.0 UNITS) at DIMES.EU