Canelo Alvarez in top shape for Erislandy Lara bout (workout photos)

Former WBC light-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has been pushing himself hard before he begins to ease off camp for his upcoming clash with the dangerous Erislandy Lara.

It’s hard to believe that Canelo is still just 23 as he approaches his 46th professional fight, but what makes this one different for the big-punching competitor is that another world title shot hangs in the balance.

Working out in front of a mass of media this week, the Mexican superstar looked in fantastic shape with just over a week to go before he shares the ring with the highly-rated Cuban.

Pictures by Esther Lin/Showtime

Canelo v Lara is live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Showtime PPV from 9pm ET / 6pm PT on July 12 and in the UK on BoxNation from 2am. To subscribe click BoxNation

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