Lara ignored in Canelo sweepstakes

Deserving potential challenger snubbed despite need for a solid substitute

Updated: June 28, 2012, 4:29 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

So far three opponents for junior middleweight titlist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's Sept. 15 defense have fallen by the wayside: Paul Williams (a career-ending motorcycle accident), James Kirkland (a shoulder injury and ridiculous purse demands) and Victor Ortiz (upset by Josesito Lopez).

So Golden Boy continues to hunt for an opponent for the fight, which is scheduled on Mexican Independence Day weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, although it remains unresolved if the fight will air ...

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