|Mayweather vs Dela Hoya (May 5, 2007)|
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday observed annually in the United States and some parts of Mexico in celebration of a Mexican Army's victory over the French forces during the American Civil War. It is seen as a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background who live in the United States.
The last time Cinco de Mayo fell on a Saturday, the boxing world was treated with a spectacle of gigantic proportions when Floyd Mayweather Jr. taught Oscar dela Hoya a neat boxing lesson on May 5, 2007. The much-talked-about fight set the record of 2.15 million pay-per-view buys and $120 million in pay-per-view revenue breaking the previous record held by the fight between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis..
With May 5, 2012 occurring Saturday anew, boxing fans should expect nothing less than another mega-buck fight featuring a famous Mexican boxer. I'm tossing the matchups below as the most likely fights to happen:
- Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez 4
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Antonio Margarito
- Saul Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
- Sergio Martinez vs Antonio Margarito 2
- Juan Manuel Marquez vs Erik Morales
- Miguel Cotto vs Juan Manuel Marquez