The long and largely entertaining career of Ricardo Mayorga surely comes to an end with stoppage loss to Andrey Sirotkin

Ricardo Mayorga - He fought, he drank beer, he smoked cigarettes, and he gave us plenty of entertaining nights and fights along the way, but “El Matador” Ricardo Mayorga surely reached the end last night in Russia.

He fought, he drank beer, he smoked cigarettes, and he gave us plenty of entertaining nights and fights along the way, but “El Matador” Ricardo Mayorga surely reached the end last night in Russia.

The 44 year old, having actually won his previous fight this past April (over a 12-17-1 Jaudiel Zepeda who he TKO’d) retired on his stool after nine rounds against unbeaten Russian Andrey Sirotkin, now 14-0(4). Mayorga, who gave it a go while he was able, in the early rounds, falls to 32-10-1(26) and it is to be hoped this will indeed be the final tally for the wild man from Nicaragua.

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Wild Man Ricardo Mayorga gets first win in two years, ready for more mayhem – Margarito clash next?

Ricardo Mayorga - Nicaraguan bad boy/wild man Ricardo Mayorga fought a comeback fight over the weekend, in his homeland, against a 12-17-1 Jaudiel Zepeda. The former welterweight king, fighting at the light-heavyweight limit, stopped his Mexican opponent (who is listed by BoxRec as a cruiserweight) in the third round, as Zepeda turned his back upon being hurt, the ref calling a halt to the proceedings.

Nicaraguan bad boy/wild man Ricardo Mayorga fought a comeback fight over the weekend, in his homeland, against a 12-17-1 Jaudiel Zepeda. The former welterweight king, fighting at the light-heavyweight limit, stopped his Mexican opponent (who is listed by BoxRec as a cruiserweight) in the third round, as Zepeda turned his back upon being hurt, the ref calling a halt to the proceedings.

43 year-old Mayorga improved to 32-9-1(26) in fighting for the first time since losing his rematch to Sugar Shane Mosley in August of 2015. Of course we all know the fantastically entertaining, beer guzzling, cigarette puffing former champ will never again get himself into title contention, much less actually challenge for another major belt, but he seems set on causing at least a little more mayhem before he finally calls it a career and retires.

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Mosley/Mayorga 2: Shane Wins Pointless Battle of Veterans in 6

Ricardo Mayorga - From the moment it was announced that aging veterans Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga were set to meet in a rematch of their 2008 encounter, the unenthusiastic groans from boxing fans the world over were audible, more so when they found out that, in America at least, they would be charged a hard to justify $49.95 for the 'privilege' of watching it.

From the moment it was announced that aging veterans Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga were set to meet in a rematch of their 2008 encounter, the unenthusiastic groans from boxing fans the world over were audible, more so when they found out that, in America at least, they would be charged a hard to justify $49.95 for the ‘privilege’ of watching it.

Mosley’s attempt at staging his first independent promotion was seemingly cursed from the get-go, with a series of fake PR stunts in the build up, as well as the Don King lawsuit to try and stop Mayorga fighting, that, with hindsight, probably would have ensured a more entertaining main event.

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Shane Mosley beats Ricardo Mayorga

Fighting each other in a long awaited rematch at middleweight, 43-year-old Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) defeated 41-year-old Ricardo Mayorga (31-9-1, 25 KOs) by a 6th round body shot stoppage tonight at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Mosley put Mayorga on the canvas late in the 6th. Fight was halted at that point with one second to go in the round. The official stoppage was at 2:59 of the 6th.

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Mosley/Mayorga 2 Is Still On / Ricky Hatton Baffled by “Sugar’s” Return

Ricardo Mayorga - Saturday's Mosley/Mayorga 2 clash of veterans, an irrelevant but curiously intriguing fight, especially for those fans in the UK and elsewhere who DON'T have to buy a PPV, is back on today after Don King failed in his attempt to stop it when a judge in Miami ruled against the veteran promoter, despite King having claimed to have Mayorga still under contract.

Saturday’s Mosley/Mayorga 2 clash of veterans, an irrelevant but curiously intriguing fight, especially for those fans in the UK and elsewhere who DON’T have to buy a PPV, is back on today after Don King failed in his attempt to stop it when a judge in Miami ruled against the veteran promoter, despite King having claimed to have Mayorga still under contract.

As it’s highly unlikely Mayorga is to fight again, as well as the fact he has also boxed twice last year following his last “serious” fight against Miguel Cotto in 2011, the judge ruled in favour of “Sugar” Shane – who is also promoting the event – yet the comeback, which has sold a paltry 2000 tickets thus far, has baffled fellow former world champion Ricky Hatton, who can’t seem to get his head around it.

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Shane Mosley: I’ll Fight With or Without Mayorga on Saturday / “Back-Up Fighter In Place

Ricardo Mayorga - With Saturday's scheduled catchweight rematch battle against fellow old timer Ricardo Mayorga  in serious jeopardy due to a Don King lawsuit, "Sugar" Shane Mosley has insisted that the show will go on in L.A with or without the chain-smoking Nicaraguan in the opposite corner.

With Saturday’s scheduled catchweight rematch battle against fellow old timer Ricardo Mayorga in serious jeopardy due to a Don King lawsuit, “Sugar” Shane Mosley has insisted that the show will go on in L.A with or without the chain-smoking Nicaraguan in the opposite corner.

King filed emergency injunction papers in Miami recently, claiming he still has Mayorga under contract and hasn’t given his okay for him to compete in the bout, something that is looking increasingly likely to be true after last Thursday’s hearing in Miami, which Mosley attended.

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Mosley v Mayorga 2 in Serious Jeopardy / Don King Trying to Pull the Plug

Ricardo Mayorga - After the initial ridicule over veteran Shane Mosley's August 29th rematch bout with fellow old timer Ricardo Mayorga, there was a feeling eventually among some on social media that maybe it wasn't actually going to be all that bad after all - at least some of us in the UK who could watch as part of our normal Boxnation subscription, rather than shell out for a PPV like our American cousins, thought that way anyway.

After the initial ridicule over veteran Shane Mosley’s August 29th rematch bout with fellow old timer Ricardo Mayorga, there was a feeling eventually among some on social media that maybe it wasn’t actually going to be all that bad after all – at least some of us in the UK who could watch as part of our normal Boxnation subscription, rather than shell out for a PPV like our American cousins, thought that way anyway.

Plus, with all the hard work and promotion Sugar Shane was putting in, especially via his must-read twitter feed, encompassing the dual risks of fighting in AND promoting the event, this writer for one was wishing the former champ the best with the endeavour, regardless of if the catchweight fight between the two was pretty much an irrelevance to most right-thinking fans – me included.

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