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Ricardo Mayorga: It's Time To Retire, I Need a Job

by Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Following his twelfth round TKO loss to Miguel Cotto, former two division champion Ricardo Mayorga, 38-years-old, announced that he would retire from boxing. Mayorga was stopped in the twelfth round after suffering a thumb injury on his left hand. He told the referee the thumb injury was preventing him from making a fist. Prior to the thumb injury, Mayorga was dropped by a counter hook.

"I'm going to retire. I think I need to look for a job. I said at the start of this promotion that I would retire from boxing if I lost, and I think it's time to retire. I'm not happy with my performance. As a man, I'm not happy. Miguel Cotto, he hits very hard, but that doesn't scare me," Mayorga said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ProudtobePINOY on 03-14-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10224897]watch pac fight him next pac loves to fight guys coming off loses and cotto left overs[/QUOTE] says the fan of the fighter that Pac destroyed and made his wife leave ringside cause she couldn't take enough watching her husband…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 03-14-2011

[QUOTE=maddox22;10230202]I totally agree! If this was a younger Mayorga, Cotto would have gone down in round 6 or 7. Mayorga may have wild swings but he has very very good timing and heavy hands. I think he's really more of…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 03-14-2011

I dont know what half these people posting saw, must have been watching two completely different fights.LMAO Mayorga took cotto to the 12th round? Cotto didnt press the issue till they traded in the 12th. Cotto boxed for most of…

Comment by Pacquiao'd on 03-13-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10224897]watch pac fight him next pac loves to fight guys coming off loses and cotto left overs[/QUOTE] you know thats coming for sure. they will claim they accepted floyds demands after they are signed to fight orga. then as usual,…

Comment by D-Omonist on 03-13-2011

[QUOTE=maddox22;10230202]I totally agree! If this was a younger Mayorga, Cotto would have gone down in round 6 or 7. Mayorga may have wild swings but he has very very good timing and heavy hands. I think he's really more of…

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