While watching the fight especially the opening few rounds I was in awe with how much Lara’s footwork was schooling canelo.
We all knew he had great footwork but to make someone like Canelos alvarez look the way he did (before the cut) was amazing.
I don’t want to get into who won or lost the fight because that belongs in the boxing discussion but I want to see how you would approach someone with the movement like Lara. I don’t think it’s as simple as “mirroring” your opponents movement and being one step ahead against someone with the cuban footwork like that. He’d hit and be out of range in an instant, and would make alvarez miss and be on the other side of the ring already.
What should you do if you were canelo? How to neutralize the footwork of lara?
And the cats out the bag now with the fight, it was an interesting fight both had their moments but in no way do I think canelo won that fight and I’m a HUGE fan of him.