The eternal debate: Strength vs. skill

Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara was a classic example of the battle of styles

Originally Published: July 15, 2014
By Nigel Collins | ESPN.com

Oscar De La Hoya, who apparently hasn't stopped smiling since his divorce from Richard Schaefer became final, was the only person in the ring at the conclusion of the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight who looked ecstatic.

Split-decision winner Alvarez, the knot under his right eye as plain to see as his famous ginger hair, appeared glum. A win is a win, but it was not the sort of performance he'd wanted, and there were probably moments during the evening when he felt like ...

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