“He’s like a little girl, I’m going to teach her how to really hit…”I’m a man going up against a woman. But this Mexican, I’m going to hit him very hard.” Ricardo Mayorga
Say it’s not so, but rumors abound that former WBC/WBA world welterweight champion and 43-year-old Ricardo Mayorga (32-9-1) is coming back. The carefree Mayorga stopped hapless Mexican Juadiel Zepeda in the third round on April 1. Zepeda, no April Fool’s joke, was 0-14 with two no-decisions in his last 16 starts. His last win came in 2009. Mayorga predictably went bonkers during the weigh-in but his act has turned predictably stale. And this time around, his verbal abuse was off limits—even for him.
Mayorga’s next opponent could be the equally ancient 45-yaer-old “Yory Boy” Campas as his next opponent. Campas, who lives and fight out of Montana, celebrates his 30th year as a professional boxer in July. Four of his recent wins have come in Montana, a state with a suspect boxing commission—or at least according to a recent report from Thomas Hauser. Two of those wins reportedly were held in Three Forks (pop. 1,800), the first at a rodeo and the second on the grounds of a livestock equipment company Another Mayorga opponent could be none other than fellow-bad guy and once fearsome Antonio Margarito (40-8) who, after a four year retirement, returned last year and picked up two tough wins over Jorge Paez Jr. and Ricardo Alvarez.
Both have fought Shane Mosley and both have been KOd, Mayorga twice. If this shameful freak show takes place, look for Margo to gore El Matador into retirement once and for all.