Five years ago, Erislandy Lara believed he should have been awarded the biggest victory of his career. He wasn’t. Despite giving Canelo Alvarez one of the toughest tests of his career and despite the fact Lara thought he had won the fight, the judges awarded a split decision to Alvarez. On Saturday, though, Lara will get some measure of redemption. That’s because he’s facing Canelo’s brother, Ramon Alvarez, in a fight that will be live streamed on Fox.
Yes, Lara probably won’t ever get another chance to beat Canelo Alvarez, one of the best fighters in the world. So, he’ll have to settle for his older (and less talented) brother.
“The fight with Canelo was a long time ago,” Lara said, via Yahoo Sports, “so now I’m just looking forward and toward being in bigger fights.”
Lara has already been in plenty of them. But now the 36-year-old 154-pound junior middleweight gets a national TV outlet to try to impress and begin what could be the final stretch of a standout pro career.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Lara vs. Alvarez fight.
Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez
- When: Saturday, Aug. 31, at 8pm ET
- Where: The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Streaming: Fox (free trials with various streaming services)
Erislandy Lara vs. Ramon Alvarez live stream: Watch Fox boxing online for free
Even if you’ve said goodbye to cable services and you exclusively stream the content you watch, you can still take in Lara vs. Alvarez. Every major live streaming service offers the Fox channel, and each one allows at least a one-week free trial. That includes YouTube TV and DirecTV Now.
Some of the best options to stream Fox are listed below, but you can also watch the event on the Fox Sports app, available in English and Spanish, on either the Fox, FS1, or Fox Deportes feeds. You can also watch on your desktop computer on FoxSports.com.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
If you want to watch Lara vs. Alvarez online via Sling TV, you’ll need to be subscribed to either Sling Blue ($25 per month) or Sling Orange Blue ($40 per month). Both of those packages include Fox and FS1 (and it’s still a nice perk that Sling subscribers can order a la carte packages). Sling TV also offers a special Latino package for bilingual viewers. Sling TV is also currently offering a deal where you can subscribe for 40% off the regular price for the first month of your subscription. That means Sling Blue would cost $15, and Sling Orange Blue would cost $25. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)
- Cost: $5.99-$11.99 for Hulu and $44.95 per month for Hulu with Live TV (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu is a great way to live stream TV (it has nearly 60 channels, including Fox and all the major broadcasting networks) or to watch its massive on-demand library of movies, TV shows, and original series. Hulu allows you to do both. Thanks to that versatility, Hulu with Live TV is a great option. It’s also the best way to bundle your streaming services into one place. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
- Cost: $54.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
If you’re a big-time sports fan, FuboTV is probably your best streaming service option. If you love international so