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Photos: Guillermo Ochoa steals spotlight at Canelo-Lara fight at MGM Grand

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Canelo won a split decision. Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is at left, and Oscar De La Hoya is at right.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara at MGM Grand

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Canelo won a split decision. Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is at left, and Oscar De La Hoya is at right. Launch slideshow »

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 12-round, split-decision, super-welterweight victory over Erislandy Lara on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena drew a star-studded crowd that nearly overshadowed the boxing action in the ring.

Mexican national team goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was a guest of Canelo and boxing legend turned promoter Oscar De La Hoya’s, and the 14,000-plus-strong arena went crazy when he was announced before and after the fight. Forward Javier Hernandez also joined his Mexican countrymen in the ring.

Also in attendance at the big bout: actor Mario Lopez, actress Hannah Simone, boxing legend and Las Vegas resident Mike Tyson, boxers Alfredo Angulo, Jesse James Leija, John Molina, J’Leon Love, Peter Quillin and Shawn Porter and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Be sure to check out full coverage of the fights by our sports colleagues at the Las Vegas Sun. Thanks to Sam Morris of the Las Vegas Sun and Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography for their photo galleries of fight night.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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