Mexico has produced so many great boxers that going through the names for the thousandth time wouldn’t do it justice. We know the great fighters, the big nights, the exploits, the stories. For years, Mexican boxers have earned respect from fans worldwide not just because of their talent, but also because of an exciting style that makes for very entertaining bouts.
If there’s a special occasion in boxing it’s when two Aztec warriors face off in the ring. Regardless of the outcome, you just know you’ll be getting your money’s worth. Evidence of this can be seen in amazing fights such as the Barrera-Morales trilogy, Márquez vs Vazquez’s four fights, Olivares vs Castillo… the list goes on.
But some of the best Mexican boxers haven’t always had the chance to face their most talented countrymen, at least not in their prime.The following bouts are amongst the most anticipated matchups that never came to be.
For all kinds of reasons, some negotiations simply can’t come to fruition. Here are the greatest Mexican boxing matches that never took place.