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Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

Boxer Erislandy Lara speaks onstage during the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Erislandy Lara ‘Chopped’ Alvarez’s Pride To Get The Fight

From fiction to reality, the underdog often chirps until he’s champ. So it is with Erislandy Lara. While technically the champion here and universally respected as a fighter, Lara has little of Canelo’s cash or cachet, and just a fraction of Canelo’s traction among the media.

07/11/2014

FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Police Claim L.I. Woman Helped Daughter In Fight With Another Teen

Police on Long Island arrested a woman Thursday, alleging that she helped her teenage daughter in a fist fight with another girl in a Brentwood Park.

06/19/2014

Staten Island Fight

Parents Furious At Video Showing Dad Urging Son To Fight Outside Staten Island School

Parents at a Staten Island school were upset and demanding action Thursday, after a viral video showed a father encouraging his son to punch another boy.

05/29/2014

An exterior view of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Video Captures Wild Brawl Between Rangers, Flyers Fans In Philly

Police told the New York Daily News they made no arrests after fists went flying Tuesday night in Section 209 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.

04/30/2014

File Footage - SantaCon (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Investigating Possible SantaCon Brawl In Manhattan

New York City police are looking into a brawl caught on video of a group of men dressed in Santa suits.

12/16/2013

Guang Zheng

Suspect Charged In Stabbing In JFK Airport Parking Garage

A man has been arrested and charged in the stabbing of another man during a fight in a parking garage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

11/23/2013

A YouTube video shows a man punching a woman at the Jets game on Sunday. (Credit: YouTube)

Man Caught On Video Punching Woman After Jets Game

A man in Jets fan gear was caught on video punching a woman during a brawl outside MetLife Stadium after the game on Sunday.

10/20/2013

Police on the scene of a shooting that left a 3-year-old wounded in Yonkers. (Credit CBS 2)

Child Shot As Chaos Unfolds On Palisade Avenue In Yonkers

The gunshot struck a 3-year-old girl in the arm. She was taken to Jacobi Trauma Center in the Bronx with non life threatening injuries, according to investigators.

09/27/2013

Badminton players Bodin Issara (R) and Maneepong Jongjit (L) during happier times in 2012. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/GettyImages)

VIDEO: Badminton Brawl Breaks Out At Canada Open

These guys put the bad in badminton.

07/22/2013

March Against Anti-Gay Violence

Report: Teen Charged With Hate Crimes In Attack On Gay Men Near West Side Nightclub

It happened just after 3 a.m. on Saturday; Lovendusky told 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon that he was walking down the street with a group of friends when a gang of teenagers approached them from behind and taunted them with a homophobic slur.

05/27/2013

Lower Manhattan High School Fight

Graphic Fight Between Lower Manhattan High School Girls Caught On Video

A graphic video has surfaced, showing a fight between two girls at a public high school in Lower Manhattan.

04/21/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Man Dies After Falling On Broken Bottle In Brooklyn

A man died early Saturday after severely cutting his arm on a glass bottle in Brooklyn.

04/06/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Man Stabbed In Fight With Neighbor In New Rochelle

A 59-year-old New Rochelle man was hospitalized Saturday afternoon, after police said he was stabbed by his neighbor during a fight.

02/02/2013

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

2 Arrested After Teens Pick Fight With Paramus, N.J. Police Officers

A weekend confrontation between police officers and several teenage boys in Paramus, N.J., ended with two officers and one of the teens suffering minor injuries.

01/06/2013

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