Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/28/14
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Puebla, the Mexican city where the 1862 Battle of Puebla occurred, will make its presence known on the 150th anniversary of the battle and in recognition of the Cinco de Mayo weekend with their sponsorship of the "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto," the May 5 super welterweight world championship mega-fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.  The fight, which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, will mark the first time the City of Puebla will engage in an active sponsorship of a big-time boxing event. The Cinco de Mayo weekend has traditionally been known to produce some of the biggest and most memorable fight weekends in the history of the sport.  In years past, the holiday has seen Mexican greats Julio Cesar Chavez, Erik "El Terrible" Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Ricardo "Finito" Lopez and many others fight on Cinco de Mayo. Mexican-American superstar Oscar de la Hoya fought on the weekend four times including his first mega-figh...
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