Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Ricardo Mayorga: This is Not About Money, If I Lose - I'll Retire

By Haxel Ruben Murillo, notifight.com

As previously reported, former two division world champion Ricardo Mayorga has announced his return to the ring on April 6 in Guatemala, as part of an event being staged by Pinolero Boxing and Latin Arms Promotions.

Mayorga will Lester Martinez, who is making his anticipated pro debut.

Martinez is regarded as a brilliant fighter in amateur boxing. He's a 2018 gold medal winner at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia - and feels very confident in his abilities to make his debut against a two-time world champion.

ricardo-mayorga_10

Mayorga, now 45-years-old, makes it clear that he's not continuing to fight for the money.

"I like challenges," Mayorga said. "I have a sports bar business, my wife has a nail salon, I have money in the bank, I always live on interest, I'm fine".

Mayorga did not even know Martinez's name until yesterday.

At this point in his life, little or nothing interests Mayorga with respect to which name he faces in the ring. The important thing for "El Matador" is what they will pay him. In this fight he will pocket 8 thousand dollars for 6 rounds of action at 170 pounds.

Mayorga is in shape, at least physically, with a thin build.

"The debuting boy wants to fight with me and I accepted. I still have the power to knock him out, because I haven't lost my punch. This boy made a mistake, and should have thought of facing an easier opponent. I'm going to knock him out quickly, in the first round," Mayorga said.

Mayorga does not care about people who criticize him or question his continuity in boxing.

"Why do not I keep fighting? I'm looking to win my final fights, nothing more. If they talk about Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, the most famous person in the world, then why can't they not talk about anyone? How can they not talk about me? Those people who criticize are envious, they are people who are not happy."

After promising several times that he would definitely retire from boxing if he lost some of his previous bouts, Mayorga now seems willing to keep his word.

"If I lose I'll definitely hang up the gloves," Mayorga says.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by hitmanjosh on 02-15-2019

Why in the world is this even a headline, we should be looking for up and coming stars in boxing or future potential matchups people would like to see not dead vets! I'm just saying.............

Comment by elfag on 02-15-2019

Well hes only getting 8k for this and just fought last year and was stopped by some dude who is 12-4. Im sure it will go well

Comment by Ray* on 02-15-2019

Didn't even know he was still fighting.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 02-15-2019

[QUOTE=MexicanStyle#1;19512575]Great idea!!! I would pay to get in the ring with him... kind of like reality tv stars that charge to say happy birthday to people on youtube[/QUOTE] It's an idea waiting to be realised - old, shot fighters doing…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 02-15-2019

Not about the money...... He should give his money to a charity, then He likes challenges......I hope the novice breaks his jaw.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (13)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Tito Ortiz Says He Was Approached To Fight Mike Tyson ESPN Provides More Details On Summer Fight Dates, COVID Testing Protocol Jeison Rosario: I Don't Have Any Problem Making 154 And Plan To Stay Here Fury Co-Trainer Andy Lee: New Team, Gameplan Invigorated Tyson Frampton: Santa Cruz Has To Take Sole Responsibility For Third Fight Not Happening Jose Ramirez: Not Interested In Facing Catterall At All; I Want Taylor After Postol Hearn: We Need To Get Tougher With Fighters; Eradicate Easy Fights For Big Money Shawn Porter: I Would Rather Have Had Pacquiao's Career Than Mayweather's Eubank Jr: There's Only One Roy Jones, Can't Teach Any Fighter How He Fought Ellerbe Looking at Akhmadaliev, Roman or Fulton for Angelo Leo Paul Kamanga Gives Back to People in Johannesburg Abel Sanchez on Gassiev: I Want Him To Face Andy Ruiz, Kownacki or Helenius Amir Khan Keeping Trainer Options Open, Feels He Can Train Himself Amaar Akbar Inks Promotional Pact With Frank Warren More on UFC and The Coronavirus Sergio Martinez Embraces Idea of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch Shakur Stevenson To Face Felix Caraballo on June 9, Per Co-Manager Warren Does Not Believe Hearn Really Wants Fury-Joshua Mike Tyson Says Deal Nearly Done For Return, Hints at Big Name Devin Haney Discusses Training With Floyd Mayweather Jamel Herring: All Of A Sudden Everyone At 130 Remembers My Name Ryan Garcia: Fights With Lightweight Rivals Will Be Throwbacks Like Duran, Hagler, Hearns Lubin: We'll Fight Anyone At 154, Question Is Will They Fight Me Malignaggi: I’d Rather See Santa Cruz-Russell Than Santa Cruz-Davis Shawn Porter Welcomes Thurman Rematch, Doubts Feeling Is Mutual Hearn: Criticism Of Golovkin For Not Wanting To Fight Canelo Next 'Unfair' Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford, Fury-Wilder 3, Canelo, More Miguel Berchelt Still Hopes To Fight Twice in 2020 Demsey Mckean's Manager Talks Possible Joseph Parker Clash Broner Vows To Be Full-Time Rapper - Unless $10 Million is Offered Fury Focused on Wilder: If He KO's Me, Won't Be No Joshua Fight Micky Ward and His Lost Blood Brother Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz Are Latest To Target Mike Tyson Chocolatito Wants Estrada Rematch, Views 118 as Dangerous Jump Moloney Twins Help Re-Open Top Rank Gym, Await Summer Fight Dates Juan Manuel Marquez Hits Back at Erik Morales Over Pacquiao Jabs Ryan Garcia Launches YouTube Channel, Wants To "Shock The World" Rigondeaux Vows To Be Pound-For-Pound at 118, Then Back To 122 Amir Khan: I Don't Want To Call it a Day While We're Going Through This Chisora: I'll Travel To Russia, Help Povetkin Take Down Whyte!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement