By Miguel Rivera

There could be an interesting battle brewing for the most lucrative fight date of year. Following Saturday's victory over Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said that he planned to return on Cinco De Mayo weekend, May 2nd. Mayweather has fought on the holiday weekend three out of the last four years.

Now Mayweather is facing serious opposition for the date. Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has ordered his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, to secure the May date for his first fight of 2015. Golden Boy is hoping Canelo's first fight of 2015 will come against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. 

"I have orders from Canelo. He wants to fight on May [2] and I, as his promoter, have to get him a fight on these dates [that he requests]," De La Hoya said.

Canelo will first return in December, likely against Joshua Clottey. Cotto will first in early 2015. Unless Mayweather gets an interesting opponent like Manny Pacquiao or Amir Khan, Canelo will make a run for that date. It also may cause an interesting internal promotional conflict if Mayweather decides on Khan, who is Canelo's Golden Boy stablemate.