03.09.04 - Ricardo Mayorga has an arrest warrant out on him for rape of a 22-year old woman in a hotel room in Nicaragua on Wednesday. According to the police, the victim stated that Mayorga had asked her to dinner, and after coming back from dinner to the hotel room, Mayorga had raped her.
Mayorga, 30, the hard-living, chain-smoking brawler whose stock was soaring after having twice defeating Vernon Forrest in 2003, seemed to come apart in losing to defensive wizard Cory Spinks in December 2003. The loss blew a shot to face junior middleweight champ Sugar Shane Mosley on March 13 in a pay-per-view main event that would have been a huge payday for Mayorga (27-4, 23 KO‘s). Details are still unknown at this time whether this rape accusation will put a stop to Mayoga’s scheduled fight against Felix Trinidad next month in Madison Square Garden.