Canelo vs. Angulo and the 5 Greatest All-Mexican Rivalries in Boxing History

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Canelo vs. Angulo and the 5 Greatest All-Mexican Rivalries in Boxing History
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You aren't going to find many—if any—countries on the planet that are more boxing-crazed than Mexico.

With Mexico's rich tradition, dozens of world champions and some of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport, one of the proudest things you can call a Mexican fighter is a warrior.

That makes the battle, particularly among these compatriots, intense. Rivalries are often born out of competition, desire to be the best and regional/geographic factors that draw in some of Mexico's often contentious social structures and history. 

Many of these rivalries are an intersection of politics, pride, geography and the ambition to be nothing short of the best. 

On Saturday night, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo will look to stamp their place among the greatest all-Mexican rivalries in boxing history. 

Until then, we'll have to settle for the ones we already have.

These are the five greatest all-Mexican rivalries in boxing history.

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