Five keys for Erislandy Lara


Cuba's Erislandy Lara will headline his first pay-per-view event when he faces Canelo Alvarez in a 12-round bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (9 p.m. ET, Showtime PPV).

For Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs), this will be an opportunity to showcase his boxing skills. He will be facing a slower but more powerful opponent in Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs), who will also be carrying much more weight into the ring.

Will Lara be able to give Alvarez his second defeat in three fights?

Here are five keys Lara should consider ahead of Saturday's fight: