Sunday, July 13, 2014 | 4:23 p.m.
Canelo Alvarez hardly covered himself with glory in his split-decision victory Saturday over Erislandy Lara in their non-title super welterweight bout.
But Alvarez won the bout, and in boxing, nothing is more important than that. Memories will fade and in a few months, those who weren't impressed with what they saw will forget it.
Alvarez will move on to a big-money fight in November and the controversy over whether he deserved to win will be long forgotten.
Judges Dave Moretti (115-113) and Levi Martinez (117-111) scored it for Alvarez, while Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Lara. Yahoo Sports also had it 115-113 for Lara.
The Lara camp was outraged and called for an investigation. When promoter Oscar De La Hoya said there would not be a rematch, Lara co-manager Luis DeCubas Jr. smirked and said, "Now you sound like Don King, Oscar. That's Don King kind of stuff."
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