Ricardo Mayorga

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Ricardo Mayorga
Born Ricardo Antonio Mayorga Perez
(1973-10-03) October 3, 1973 (age 42)
Managua, Nicaragua
Other names El Matador,
Nationality Nicaragua
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Division Light welterweight
Welterweight
Light middleweight
Middleweight
Super middleweight
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Years active 1993–2011
2013–present
Professional boxing record
Total 41
Wins 31
By knockout 25
Losses 9
By knockout 5
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 4
Wins 0
Losses 3
By submission 2
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ricardo Antonio Mayorga Perez (born October 3, 1973), best known as Ricardo Mayorga, is a Nicaraguan professional boxer and mixed martial artist. In boxing he is a former unified WBA and WBC welterweight champion, and a former WBC light middleweight champion. Mayorga first became well-known to boxing fans upon being featured on the cover of The Ring magazine's December 2003 issue, which read "The craziest man in the sport: Mayorga lights up boxing." He has since maintained this infamous reputation with his relentless trash-talk in the build-up to most of his fights, as well as his smoking and drinking habits outside the ring.

Mayorga vs. Mosley II[edit]

Mayorga decided to make a comeback as a boxer and won two fights in 2014, after over three-and-a-half years since losing to Miguel Cotto. He was then scheduled to rematch Shane Mosley in a fight on pay-per-view at The Forum located in Inglewood, California on August 29, 2015.[1] Mosley would again defeat Mayorga, this time by KO in the sixth round.

Life after boxing[edit]

In the aftermath of his loss to the aforementioned Cotto, Mayorga went on record to state that he doesn't entirely dismiss the possibility of a comeback. Sources close to him predicted that he would return to the sport to face Antonio Margarito in a bout that would've supposedly been dubbed: "When villains collide", with the winner earning themselves one final shot at being able to resurrect their career and the loser permanently retiring from boxing – a fight that would've entertained fans not only at a press conference, but also inside the ring as well.[2]

Mixed Martial Arts career[edit]

On May 15, 2010 Mayorga was scheduled to make his professional MMA debut against UFC veteran Din Thomas on the Shine Fights: Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas card.[3] Don King filed for an injunction the week of the fight to prevent him from participating, claiming Mayorga had an exclusive contract with Don King Promotions (DKP).

Shine Fights stated that Mayorga's contract with DKP was for boxing, and as such did not apply to mixed martial arts. Judge Marc Gold granted the injunction just several hours before the fight.[4] Later on the same day, Shine Fights officials conceded defeat in the matter and Mayorga was pulled off the card.[5]

Following his retirement from boxing, Mayorga decided to properly embark on a professional MMA career and faced Wesley Tiffer on May 3, 2013. He was kept on the ground but able to survive round 1. Tiffer continued to grapple with him on the ground until Mayorga landed a controversial and illegal knee to Tiffer's spine, that of which ultimately heard Tiffer screaming after the blow. Mayorga won via TKO after Tiffer didn't answer the bell for round 3. The Nicaraguan Mixed Martial Arts Commission declared the fight a No Contest for the illegal knee a week later on May 10, 2013 and also suspended Mayorga for 3 months for being 20 pounds over the contracted weight limit of 165-lbs.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (25 knockouts, 6 decisions), 9 Losses (6 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw, 1 No Contest[7]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 31-9-1 (1) United States Shane Mosley KO 6 (12), 0:05 2015-08-29 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 31-8-1 (1) Mexico Andrik Saralegui TKO 5 (8), 0:10 2014-12-20 Nicaragua Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua
Win 30-8-1 (1) United States Allen Medina TKO 1 (6), 1:03 2014-09-27 United States OKC Downtown Airpark, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Loss 29-8-1 (1) Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto TKO 12 (12), 0:53 2011-03-12 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBA (Super) Light Middleweight title
Win 29-7-1 (1) United States Michael Walker TKO 9 (10), 1:09 2010-12-17 United States American Airlines Arena, Miami
Loss 28-7-1 (1) United States Shane Mosley KO 12 (12), 2:59 2008-09-27 United States The Home Depot Center, Carson, California For vacant WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title
Win 28-6-1 (1) United States Fernando Vargas MD 12 2007-11-23 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles Won WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight title
Loss 27-6-1 (1) United States Oscar De La Hoya TKO 6 (12), 1:25 2006-05-06 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC Light Middleweight title
Win 27-5-1 (1) Italy Michele Piccirillo UD 12 2005-08-13 United States United Center, Chicago, Illinois Won vacant WBC Light Middleweight title
Loss 26-5-1 (1) Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad TKO 8 (12), 2:39 2004-10-02 United States Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York For vacant NABC Middleweight title
Win 26-4-1 (1) United States Eric Mitchell UD 10 2004-04-17 United States Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York
Loss 25-4-1 (1) United States Cory Spinks MD 12 2003-12-13 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Lost Lineal, The Ring, WBC & WBA (Super) Welterweight titles,
For IBF Welterweight title
Win 25-3-1 (1) United States Vernon Forrest MD 12 2003-07-12 United States The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal, The Ring, WBC & WBA (Super) Welterweight titles
Win 24-3-1 (1) United States Vernon Forrest TKO 3 (12), 2:06 2003-01-25 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California Retained WBA (Super) Welterweight title,
Won Lineal, The Ring & WBC Welterweight titles
Win 23-3-1 (1) Guyana Andrew Lewis TKO 5 (12), 1:08 2002-03-30 United States Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania Won WBA (Super) Welterweight title
NC 22-3-1 (1) Guyana Andrew Lewis NC 2 (12), 0:08 2001-07-28 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles For WBA Welterweight title
Win 22-3-1 Dominican Republic Elias Cruz TKO 3 (10), 2:48 2001-02-03 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 21-3-1 Venezuela Adolfo Salazar KO 1 (12), 0:41 2000-12-16 Venezuela Forum Bicentenario, Maracay Retained WBA Fedelatin Light Middleweight title
Win 20-3-1 Panama Elvis Guerrero KO 2 (10) 2000-11-24 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Win 19-3-1 Dominican Republic Feliberto Alvarez UD 12 (12) 2000-08-31 Costa Rica Hotel Melia Cariari, San José, Costa Rica Retained WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title
Win 18-3-1 Nicaragua Walter Palacios UD 10 (10) 2000-07-28 Costa Rica Melia Cariari Hotel, San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica
Win 17-3-1 Venezuela Elio Ortiz KO 10 (12) 2000-06-03 Costa Rica Hotel Melia Cariari, San José, Costa Rica Retained WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title
Win 16-3-1 Dominican Republic Manuel De la Rosa KO 1 (12) 2000-05-06 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica Retained WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title
Win 15-3-1 Nicaragua German Espinales KO 4 (12) 2000-04-07 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica Retained WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title
Win 14-3-1 Venezuela Marco Antonio Avendano TKO 2 (12) 2000-03-18 Venezuela Turmero, Venezuela Won WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title
Draw 13-3-1 Cuba Diosbelys Hurtado TD 2 (10) 1999-11-27 Puerto Rico Carolina, Puerto Rico Accidental head-butt
Win 13-3 Panama Giovanni Duran TKO 4 (10) 1999-09-25 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Win 12-3 Panama Jose Córdoba KO 1 (12) 1999-07-24 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica Won WBC FECARBOX welterweight title
Win 11-3 Nicaragua Walter Palacios TKO 8 (10) 1999-06-12 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Win 10-3 Henry Castillo TKO 7 (10) 1999-04-24 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Win 9-3 Panama Rafael Valdes KO 1 (10) 1999-03-13 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Loss 8-3 Henry Castillo PTS 10 (10) 1998-09-13 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Loss 8-2 Nicaragua Roger Benito Flores UD 10 (10) 1998-05-16 Nicaragua Gimansio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua
Win 8-1 Nicaragua German Espinales TKO 4 (10) 1998-01-06 Nicaragua Managua, Nicaragua
Win 7-1 Nicaragua Miguel Angel Perez TKO 3 (10) 1995-12-16 Nicaragua Managua, Nicaragua
Win 6-1 Nicaragua Adolfo Mendez TKO 2 (10) 1995-09-30 Nicaragua Managua, Nicaragua
Win 5-1 Benjamin Rivas TKO 8 (10) 1995-02-18 Nicaragua Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua
Win 4-1 Nicaragua Miguel Angel Perez TKO 6 (12) 1995-01-28 Nicaragua Managua, Nicaragua Won Nicaraguan light welterweight title
Win 3-1 Costa Rica David Salguera KO 6 (10) 1994-05-20 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Win 2-1 Miguel Baltazar KO 3 (10) 1994-02-16 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Win 1-1 Costa Rica Jose Morales KO 3 (10) 1994-02-01 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
Loss 0-1 Costa Rica Humberto Aranda TKO 6 (10) 1993-08-29 Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–3 (1) Sergio Ortiz Submission (armbar) World Series of Fighting 2: Central America December 14, 2013 2 4:23 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
Loss 0–2 (1) Sergio Ortiz Decision (split) CRF 6: Center Real Fights October 12, 2013 3 5:00 San José, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Loss 0–1 (1) René Martinez Submission (guillotine choke) World Series of Fighting 1: Central America July 27, 2013 1 1:45 Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua
NC 0–0 (1) Wesley Tiffer No Contest (illegal knee) Omega MMA: Battle of the Americas May 3, 2013 2 5:00 Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua MMA debut, Original TKO win

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Rafael. "Notes: Mosley-Mayorga II in a tough spot". ESPN. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ricardo Mayorga Planning Yet Another Comeback: Wants Julio Cesar Chavez Junior Bout". Eastsideboxing.com. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Shine Fight announces "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas" for May 15 in North Carolina". Mmajunkie.com. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  4. ^ Knapp, Brian (2010-05-15). "Update: Mayorga Bout, Shine Fights Cancelled". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Mayorga Makes MMA Debut, Secures TKO Victory - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Ricardo Mayorga". BoxRec. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Andrew Lewis
WBA Welterweight Champion
March 30, 2002 – January 25, 2003
Promoted
Succeeded by
José Antonio Rivera
as Regular champion
Preceded by
N/A
Inaugural champion
WBA Welterweight Super Champion
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Succeeded by
Cory Spinks
Preceded by
Vernon Forrest
WBC Welterweight Champion
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Succeeded by
Cory Spinks
The Ring Welterweight Champion
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Lineal Welterweight Champion
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Preceded by
Javier Castillejo
Stripped
WBC Junior Middleweight Champion
August 13, 2005 – May 6, 2006
Succeeded by
Oscar De La Hoya