Boiling Point: Erislandy Lara Finally Gets Saul Alvarez in The Ring

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Whether he wanted it or not, Alvarez, 43-1-1 with 31 knockouts, is risking his standing as one of the top box-office draws in North America by facing a crafty southpaw who shoots an accurate jab nearly as often as he spits out bile. Methodical behind a high guard, Lara may be a little too calculating to exploit two flaws Alvarez shows in nearly every fight: lapses of concentration and questionable stamina. In the ring, there is something about Alvarez, 23, that suggests an actor who slightly underplays his role. This is not an intense Method practitioner—De Niro, Brando, or even John Garfield—under the lights, but a glib talent too often at ease before the cameras. At some point during every fight, Alvarez takes his foot off the pedal and begins to coast. Read “Boiling Point: Erislandy Lara Finally Gets Saul Alvarez in The Ring” on REMEZCLA.

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