When it was revealed that undefeated jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez would not be fighting during the coveted Cinco de Mayo weekend, some assumed that the May 4 Mayweather vs. Guerrero event might suffer in the pay-per-view buys department. According to sources, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. From what we're told, moves are already being made to ensure an action-packed evening of fights that fans will not want to miss.
First, undefeated jr. middleweight contender J'Leon Love is expected to open the televised portion of the event against an opponent yet to be determined. On top of that, IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz could also be defending his title, though like Love, an opponent has not been revealed. Perhaps the biggest news, however, is that, according to our sources, the anticipated matchup between the always entertaining undefeated WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares and WBC featherweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon has found a home as the co-feature on the May 4 event. The Mares vs. Ponce De Leon fight was originally set to take place on April 20, but Golden Boy Promotions decided to move the bout after Saul "Canelo" Alvarez chose to face Austin Trout on that date.
Although none of the fights have been finalized, all three combined should provide enough action to fill any perceived void that Alvarez may have left by choosing to fight on his own date.