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Mayorga's Blasting of Cotto Angers Human Rights Activist

By Jhonny Gonzalez

The trash talking by Ricardo Mayorga may not have angered his March 12 opponent, Miguel Cotto, but others have become upset. Mayorga has been verbally blasting away at Cotto since the fight got signed. He challenges the Puerto Rican star for his WBA junior middleweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Human rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano is very angry and speaking out against Mayorga for using homophobic epithets against Cotto. During a few of his one-liners, Mayorga questioned Cotto's sexuality. In the past, Mayorga has questioned the sexuality of other opponents.

"It is regrettable and reprehensible that Mayorga has to resort to homophobic slurs in order to advertise his fight against Cotto. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with a person's ability to perform in any aspect of life, including sports," said Serrano. "Mayorga is engaged in his preparation for a fight. He should stop promoting prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elhijoprodigo on 03-07-2011

Nah dude you are correct. I too hate team sports. One guy can **** up a game. But in boxing one on one baby

Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-07-2011

[QUOTE=Alex_Hayden;10198235]I may be reaching with this opinion on El Matador, but I don't think Mayorga cares about any gay offended Puerto Ricans at this point :rofl:[/QUOTE] He's probably working on his apology right now :D

Comment by Alex_Hayden on 03-07-2011

I may be reaching with this opinion on El Matador, but I don't think Mayorga cares about any gay offended Puerto Ricans at this point :rofl:

Comment by Laborer on 03-07-2011

insinuating that cotto is going down the canvass bcoz he's gay is now a human rights violation? Gay people, relax! Is this guy gonna complain in the UN human rights tribunal together with the other complains on countless violations in…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-07-2011

[QUOTE=fightfan2007;10195662]cotto needs to do some return fire sh*t talking otherwise he'll become the Gay Crusader after he KOs Mayorga.... unless thats what he's going for[/QUOTE] Miguel aint worried, he knows that folks get Mayorga's antics by now.

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