May 2nd is panning out to be one of the most significant dates in the sport of boxing in the year 2015. The two marquee potential matchups that can take place on May 2nd are Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao or Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez. It is yet to be determined which matchup will take place on Cinco De Mayo weekend, but Alvarez continues to put forward a strong campaign to fight on that particular date.
It is presumably thought Alvarez would only get the date he desires if a Cotto-Canelo bout comes into fruition, and a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight doesn’t occur, but De La Hoya reassures Alvarez he will fight on May 2nd.
De La Hoya recently told RingTv.com, “Regardless of who Canelo fights, he is going on May 2nd.” Despite the firm statement from De La Hoya, if a Mayweather-Pacquiao bout does get signed for Cinco De Mayo weekend, would he really set forth a Cotto-Canelo bout on the same day?
Perhaps this is why frustration grows from the young Mexican star when Cotto’s camp hasn’t signed their end of the deal and continue to evaluate their options, because this gives the opportunity for a Mayweather-Pacquiao deal to get finalized before Cotto-Canelo, which may force the bout to occur in June near the Puerto Rican Day Parade, instead of Cinco De Mayo weekend.
There are many ways one can go about this situation, but it’s apparent boxing fans will just have to wait and see how things actually pan out.