Feature | Nov 18 2015

Top 10 fights from boxing’s Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry

Mexico and Puerto Rico have long been passionate rivals in the fight game
Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito

MEXICO and Puerto Rico, powerhouses of the fighting game, have long been rivals in boxing and their competition has seen fights including Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez and Felix Trinidad.

Cotto and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez are set to resume the hostilities on Saturday [November 21] in what could be one of the biggest fights to date between combatants from the two boxing hotbeds.

To most observers, the rivalry began in 1981 when ferocious super-bantamweight champion Wilfredo Gomez, of Puerto Rico, moved up to challenge featherweight champion Salvador Sanchez.