Mayorga Talks About Vargas

Fans that have purchased over $1 million in tickets to see two-time world champion “El Feroz” Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) and three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) in what is anticipated to be a street-style brawl at STAPLES Center will get their chance when the two meet on the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23. Tickets priced at $300, $150, $100 and $50 are on sale online at, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds at a catch weigh of 166 pounds..

Vargas and Mayorga will fight in a highly-anticipated main event of a card that begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is being distributed by SHOWTIME® PPV.

Before Tuesday’s open media workout started, the brash, colorful, outspoken Mayorga held a picture of Vargas next to his crotch, pointed to the media and said, “Don’t mess with me"

Here is what Mayorga also had to say:


“If Vargas wants to run like little Miss Mayweather (Floyd Mayweather) than I am going to get him a pink skirt and pink rollerblades and he can run around the ring in those.

“I respect all Mexican fighters because they fight with courage. What makes me upset with Vargas is that he says he is going to beat me when all he does is run from his opponents. How is he going to beat me if he runs and is a coward?

“Vargas is going to be a coward and run from the very beginning. I don’t plan to wait around for him to fight. I’ll be looking to knock him out in the early rounds.

“It’s going to be an advantage for me to fight at a higher weight. Vargas is too fat to keep up with me. He is done. He doesn’t have the skills to fight me.

“Vargas is done as a fighter. He was great when he was in his prime. He was a typical Mexican fighter with (guts), but now he doesn’t have anything left. He’s taken way too many shots. He is done.

“Vargas made a very big mistake picking this fight to be his farewell fight. If he wanted to retire, he should not have taken a fight with me. He is not going to retire with a victory. He is going to lose and embarrass himself.

“My mom’s birthday is coming up and she asked for a great present from me. She asked me to knock out Vargas as her birthday gift and that is what I intend to do.

“If he stands in front of me, the fight will last one or two rounds. If he decides to run, it will last maybe five rounds.

“I am looking forward to fighting in Los Angeles. The hard part of training camp is over. I am just winding down preparations and staying sharp for the fight.”

Article posted on 14.11.2007

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