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Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 10: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson face-off after they weigh-in for UFC Fight Night 39 on April 10, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. UFC Fight Night 39 will take place on April 11 at du Arena featuring Minotauro Nogueira and Roy 'Big Country' Nelson. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

MMA Fighter Submitted By The Referee [VIDEO]

Personally I think the MMA rage that hit our TVs a few years ago has really started to fade.

97.1 The Ticket–05/12/2014

American C.B. Dollaway (L) fights with Brazilian Daniel Sarafian during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) at Ibirapuera gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 20, 2013. (Credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Michigan, Others May Regulate Amateur MMA Fights

Michigan is among about a dozen states in which amateur MMA fights are legal but unregulated. That could soon change, however, as even lawmakers who recoil at the sport’s brutality see the wisdom in setting ground rules.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2013

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Fighter Dons Gloves One Last Time — For A Good Cause

In addition to raising awareness of animal cruelty, the funds will be used to support MHS’ free pit bull sterilization program, launched earlier this year, which provides local animal welfare groups and pit bull owners with certificates providing free spay or neuter surgery of pit bull-type dog.

CBS Detroit–09/06/2012