OSCAR DE LA HOYA, President of Golden Boy Promotions
"They are fighting for the honor of being world champion and the honor of being the best inside that ring.
"Right now you are looking at the best 154-pounders in the division, Lara and Canelo. The fact that Canelo wanted this fight shows you that he wants to be great and he wants to fight the best in order to be known as great.
"I commend Canelo for choosing this opponent. He's dangerous and he's a real opponent. There's a lot of similarities between these two fighters and come July 12 we'll see who is the best. I think this is going to be a terrific fight.
"In Cuba you have incredibly talented fighters, Erislandy Lara is no exception."