Last Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® event headlined by Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara will premiere on SHOWTIME this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, immediately followed by the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara Epilogue.
The SHOWTIME premiere of Canelo vs. Lara will also include last Saturday’s thrilling showdown between Juan Manuel Lopez and Francisco Vargas, which featured a Round of the Year candidate.
Canelo won a split decision at the sold-out MGM Grand, but the debate of who deserved the nod in the Mexico vs. Cuba showdown didn’t end after ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. read the judges’ scorecards.
“The fight felt as close as the numbers indicated.” – Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated
Most experts agree that many of the rounds were “toss ups,” but will their opinion change the second time around? Re-watch and re-score the fight yourself this Saturday to formulate your own opinion on the boxer vs. puncher matchup.
ALL ACCESS: Canelo vs. Lara Epilogue, the third and final installment of this edition of the SHOWTIME Sports EMMY® Award winning series, offers viewers a glimpse into the drama of fight night from a unique perspective and lifts the curtain on the rarely seen aftermath of world championship prizefighting.
Epilogue takes viewers inside the ropes and chronicles the intense events surrounding a marquee boxing event like no other show on television. From jubilation to heartbreak, ALL ACCESS grants you locker room access to capture the emotions following the razor close – and somewhat controversial – decision.
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“Honor & Glory: Canelo vs. Lara,” a 12-round junior middleweight fight that took place Saturday, July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event, Abner Mares returned to the ring to face Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round featherweight bout. In the SHOWTIME PPV opening bout, Johan Perez defended his interim WBA Junior Welterweight World Title against Mauricio Herrera in a 12-round matchup. Also, Juan Manuel Lopez meet Francisco Vargas in a 10-round bout for the WBO International Super Featherweight Title. The event was produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The event could also be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). For information, visit www.SHO.com/Sports. Canelo vs. Lara was shown on the big screen in movie theaters across the country via Fathom Events.
SHOWTIME televised undefeated WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda defending his title in a 12-round bout against No. 1-ranked contender Pungluang Sor Singyu during “Canelo vs. Lara: COUNTDOWN LIVE.”
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