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

Mexico and Puerto Rico have long been passionate rivals in the fight game

10. Felix Trinidad MD12 Oscar De La Hoya (1999)
The exception to the rule on this list, given the disappointing action and decision. However, the sheer scale of it grants it a place. At the time, it was the richest non-heavyweight fight in history, with both men coming in with fearsome unbeaten records and versions of the welterweight crown.

A who’s who of the boxing and celebrity worlds sat ringside to watch two of the world’s finest fighters battle for supremacy.

What they ended up watching was a chess match which Mexican American De La Hoya seemed to get the better of, despite his reduced output in the final four rounds.

Although he was aggressive, Trinidad did not seem to stamp his authority but was awarded the victory by two of the three judges at ringside, with the third scoring it a draw.

Let us know which Mexico-Puerto Rico fights from history you think should be on this list in the comments section or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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