The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of July 7

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The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of July 7
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It’s fight week in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are set to meet in a huge non-title fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, and the questions heading into the bout are plenty.

Has Canelo bitten off more than he can chew against the awkward, tricky southpaw Lara?

Is Lara ready to take Canelo’s spot and become a superstar on Saturday night?

Will the winner be the best 154-pound fighter in the world?

In other news, Mayweather Promotions has acquired a promoter’s license in New York.

Does this make it more likely that the pound-for-pound king will fight in the Big Apple before his career is done?

We ask these questions and more—pondering the potential answers—in this week’s edition of the hottest storylines in boxing.

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