By Ryan Burton
Three time world champion Ricardo Mayorga is in Las Vegas to start training for a final run in boxing that he hopes will lead to a middleweight title. He experimented with MMA in his native Nicaragua but said that he is happy to be back in the sport that he loves.
"It was a great experience. It was something that I always wanted to do. I am glad that I am back in boxing now. I didn't want to lose my last shot at boxing," said Mayorga.
While Mayorga wants to shake the rust off from his nearly three year absence from boxing, he has his sights firmly set on capturing another world title.
"I want the son of Chavez, Canelo Alvarez or Maravilla (Sergio) Martinez. I would prefer the champion Martinez who beat Chavez but if not I will give Chavez a slap like a woman," Mayorga explained.
Mayorga feels that Chavez Jr. is nothing more than an average fighter who lives off of his father's name. The 40-year-old said that Chavez would be a good tune up fight for him before he faces Martinez.
"Chavez Jr's father was a true champion. He is a legend in the sport. His son is mediocre. He is a mediocre boxer. He will be nothing more than sparring for me to get ready for Martinez then I will beat up that little boy Canelo too," Mayorga told BoxingScene.com.
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