By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with former junior middleweight champion Ricardo Mayorga who is training in Las Vegas, Nevada. The flamboyant fighter said that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is one of the fighters on his hit list and that he would easily destroy the former WBC middleweight champion.
"Chavez lasts three or four rounds (with me) tops. He will be mad at my manager Iyvalo (Gotzev) afterwards for bringing me in from Nicaragua to beat him up," Mayorga explained.
Current WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is at the top of Mayorga's wish list. Martinez is considered the best middleweight in the world but Mayorga said that he would stop the Argentina native.
"I will knock him out. I know how to beat left handed fighters. I would do well against them," said Mayorga.
Mayorga dismissed the knockdown that Martinez suffered in the 12th round of his 2012 fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Chavez had been dominated up that point and Mayorga said that the younger Chavez lives off of his father's name and landed a nothing more than a lucky punch.
"That was a just miracle that he knocked him down. Martinez won eleven rounds easily and that was just a lucky punch in the last round. Chavez Sr. was the great fighter. The red carpet was rolled out for him and Chavez Jr just walks in his footsteps," Mayorga told BoxingScene.com.
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