The secret is out, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez issued a challenge to Erislandry Lara and he doesn't want Lara's belt he wants Lara in the ring, on PPV July 12th. Many will fight to host that match-up. Lara is scheduled to face Ishe Smith the former IBF champion on May 2nd at the Hard Rock Cafe, in Las Vegas, so we really can't count that fight as a victory for Lara just yet.
Canelo is feeling really confident after his performance against Alfredo Angulo, given the fact Angulo knocked down lara twice in their contest, making the scorecards closer. This is the type of fights Canelo haters will even have to shake his hand for, he has shown the young fighters of today that it's ok to dare to be great.