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 Last update:  3/30/2012       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez            &
Mayorga Calls Rubio "A Coward" and Believes He Will Run
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

Two time former champion Ricardo "Matador" Mayorga (29-8-1, 23 KOs) of Nicaragua is now baiting Marco Antonio "Veneno" Rubio (53-6-1, 46 KOs) to accept a possible May fight, by calling the Mexican middleweight "a coward." Mayorga believes Rubio will run from the fight.

Mayorga stated "I do not think he will accept the fight, he's a coward."

Rubio's promoters, Reginaldo and Oswaldo Kuchle, are reportedly speaking with Mayorga's promoter Don King, to finalize a May fight. Mayorga has mentioned a date of May 12th and a catch-weight of 165-pounds.

The Nicaraguan has been inactive since March of last year, when he was knocked out in the twelfth round by WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Angel Cotto of Puerto Rico. Rubio last fought in February, losing a twelve round decision to WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Tags: Ricardo Mayorga , Marco Antonio Rubio

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comment by ironmike2012, on 03-31-2012
I would love to see Mayorga vs Margarito, is Margarito ready to fight is the question (how is his eye?), so have him fight Rubio first and the winner gets Margarito. Any of those match-ups will all action slugfests. They can put it on the Pacman undercard, it would be a nice co-feature, but not t...

comment by mrpleaseplease, on 03-31-2012
It's so easy to get excited about a mayorga fight for me. Dude always comes firin and alays puts on a great show. He actually looked good against cotto goin 12 with him, conditioning was surprizing. I believe ricardo beats rubio and i'm hopin after that fight he gets margo. I see that as mayorga ...

comment by MELLY-MEL..., on 03-31-2012
i hope i never have to watch rubio again, after his **** performances against pavlik, and jr, he should never be on a televised card again. hes a coward, runs, and than complains after he loses. **** him

comment by ricky1978, on 03-31-2012
[QUOTE=Southpawology]mayorga vs margarito is so much better than this fight and it makes more sense[/QUOTE] I agree...

comment by Southpawology, on 03-31-2012
mayorga vs margarito is so much better than this fight and it makes more sense

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