It has become a tradition that in the days closest to the 'Fiestas Patrias', or even on the same date, a Mexican boxer stars in an important boxin
It has become a tradition that in the days closest to the ‘Fiestas Patrias’, or even on the same date, a Mexican boxer stars in an important boxing fight, like the one that will be held this weekend between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin 3.
legends like Vicente Saldivar, Carlos Zarate, Salvador Sanchez Or until Jose ‘Butter’ Naples they fought on a date that is very important for Mexico, but that recognition and shine that the world gives to Mexican boxing began 49 years ago.
This celebration came thanks to the confrontation between Erubey ‘Chango’ Carmona and Armando ‘Mando’ Ramos. This fight took place on September 15, 1972 at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, a city with a large Mexican influx.
Ramos arrived as the lightweight champion of the WBC, he was also the darling of the American public. On the other hand, “Chango” was the idol of the Latin community, so in eight rounds he managed to knock out the champion and win the title. Round party for the Mexican public.
Some years passed before the figure of Julio Cesar Chavez. What better way to celebrate the night in which the Cry of Independence of Mexico is commemorated with the best boxer that our country has produced.
The idea of putting the ‘Great Mexican Champion’ on a special date for the national public was from the promoter Don King, who realized that in those days the influx of Mexican public in the city of Las Vegas increased. That assured him to fill arenas.
Chavez’s first fight on a date close to the National Holidays was in 1991 when he defeated Lonnie Smith by unanimous decision to retain the world super lightweight championship. WBCwhich meant his 76th victory in his career.
From that moment on, Julio Cesar Chavez he did not miss a show at this time in Las Vegas until 1995. Then he returned in 1998 when he lost to Óscar de la Hoya. The tradition was continued by other fighters such as Erik ‘Terrible’ Morales, Mark Anthony Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez And till Floyd Mayweather.
also to Canelo Alvarez he has had to be in office on National Dates, such as the day he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather jr. In this 2022 it will be the third time that he faces Gennady Golovkin on days when Mexican pride is on the surface.