Ricardo Mayorga
Ricardo Antonio Mayorga Perez (born October 3, 1973) is a Nicaraguan ex professional boxing and former mixed martial artist. In boxing he is a former two-weight world champion, having held the unified WBA (Unified), WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal welterweight titles in 2003, and the WBC super welterweight title from 2005 to 2006. Mayorga first became well known to boxing fans upon being featured on the cover of The Ring's December 2003 issue, entitled "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.
Ricardo Mayorga
BornRicardo Antonio Mayorga Perez
October 3, 1973 (age 47)
Masaya, Nicaragua
Other namesEl Matador ("The Matador") "El Loco" ("Crazy")
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach69 in (175 cm)
Professional boxing record
By knockout26
No contests1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Professional boxing career
Mayorga vs. Mosley II
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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.[2] 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.[3] Later on the same day, Shine Fights officials conceded defeat in the matter and Mayorga was pulled off the card.[4]
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.[5]
Life outside boxing
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.
As of 2021, this match has not taken place.
Professional boxing record
Professional record summary
46 fights32 wins12 losses
By knockout269
By decision63
No contests1
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
46Loss32–12–1 (1)Lester MartínezTKO2 (6), 2:59Apr 6, 2019Cancha de Futeca, Guatemala City, Guatemala
45Loss32–11–1 (1)Rodolfo Gomez Jr.TKO8 (10), 1:29Apr 7, 2018Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas, U.S.
44Loss32–10–1 (1)
Andrey Sirotkin
RTD9 (12), 3:00Nov 3, 2017
Trade Union Sport Palace, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
For vacant WBA Inter-Continental super middleweight title
43Win32–9–1 (1)Jeudiel ZepedaTKO3 (10), 2:50Apr 1, 2017Chaman Bar, Managua, Nicaragua
42Loss31–9–1 (1)Shane MosleyKO6 (12), 2:59Aug 29, 2015The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
41Win31–8–1 (1)Andrik SaraleguiRTD5 (8), 0:10Dec 20, 2014Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua
40Win30–8–1 (1)Allen MedinaTKO1 (6), 1:03Sep 27, 2014OKC Downtown Airpark, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
39Loss29–8–1 (1)
Miguel Cotto
TKO12 (12), 0:53Mar 12, 2011MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.For WBA (Super) light middleweight title
38Win29–7–1 (1)Michael WalkerTKO9 (10), 1:09Dec 17, 2010American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S.
37Loss28–7–1 (1)Shane MosleyTKO12 (12), 2:59Sep 27, 2008Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S.For vacant WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight title
36Win28–6–1 (1)Fernando VargasMD12Nov 23, 2007Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title
35Loss27–6–1 (1)Oscar De La HoyaTKO6 (12), 1:25May 6, 2006MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Lost WBC light middleweight title
34Win27–5–1 (1)
Michele Piccirillo
UD12Aug 13, 2005United Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Won vacant WBC light middleweight title
33Loss26–5–1 (1)
Félix Trinidad
TKO8 (12), 2:39Oct 2, 2004Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.For vacant North American Boxing Council middleweight title
32Win26–4–1 (1)Eric MitchellUD10Apr 17, 2004Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
31Loss25–4–1 (1)Cory SpinksMD12Dec 13, 2003Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.Lost WBA (Unified), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles,
For IBF welterweight title
30Win25–3–1 (1)Vernon ForrestMD12Jul 12, 2003The Orleans, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.Retained WBA (Unified), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles
29Win24–3–1 (1)Vernon ForrestTKO3 (12), 2:06Jan 25, 2003Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.Retained WBA (Unified) welterweight title;
Won WBC and The Ring welterweight titles
28Win23–3–1 (1)Andrew LewisTKO5 (12), 1:08Mar 30, 2002Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.Won WBA welterweight title
27NC22–3–1 (1)Andrew LewisNC2 (12), 0:07Jul 28, 2001Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.WBA welterweight title at stake;
NC after Lewis was cut from an accidental head clash
Elias Cruz
TKO3 (10), 2:48Feb 3, 2001Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Adolfo Salazar
KO1 (12), 0:41Dec 16, 2000
Forum Bicentenario, Maracay, Venezuela
Retained WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title
Elvis Guerrero
KO2 (10)Nov 24, 2000San José, Costa Rica
Feliberto Alvarez
UD12Aug 31, 2000Hotel Melia Cariari, San José, Costa RicaWon vacant WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title
22Win18–3–1Walter PalaciosUD10Jul 28, 2000Hotel Melia Cariari, Belén, Costa Rica
Elio Ortiz
KO10 (12)Jun 3, 2000Hotel Melia Cariari, San José, Costa RicaRetained WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title
Manuel De la Rosa
KO1 (12)May 6, 2000San José, Costa RicaRetained WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title
19Win15–3–1German EspinalesKO4 (12)Apr 7, 2000San José, Costa RicaWon vacant WBC FECARBOX light middleweight title
Marco Antonio Avendano
TKO2 (12)Mar 18, 2000
Turmero, Venezuela
Won WBA Fedelatin light middleweight title
17Draw13–3–1Diosbelys HurtadoTD2 (10)Nov 27, 1999
Carolina, Puerto Rico
TD after an accidental head clash
Giovanni Duran
TKO4 (10)Sep 25, 1999San José, Costa Rica
Jose Córdoba
KO1 (12)Jul 24, 1999San José, Costa RicaWon vacant WBC FECARBOXwelterweight title
14Win11–3Walter PalaciosKO8 (10)Jun 12, 1999San José, Costa Rica
13Win10–3Henry CastilloTKO7 (10)Apr 24, 1999San José, Costa Rica
Rafael Valdes
KO1 (10)Mar 13, 1999San José, Costa Rica
11Loss8–3Henry CastilloPTS10Sep 13, 1998San José, Costa Rica
10Loss8–2Roger Benito FloresUD10May 16, 1998Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua
9Win8–1German EspinalesTKO4 (10)Jan 6, 1998Managua, Nicaragua
8Win7–1Miguel Angel PerezTKO3 (10)Dec 16, 1995Managua, Nicaragua
7Win6–1Adolfo MendezTKO2 (10)Sep 30, 1995Managua, Nicaragua
6Win5–1Benjamin RivasTKO8 (10)Feb 18, 1995Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua
5Win4–1Miguel Angel PerezTKO6 (12)Jan 28, 1995Managua, NicaraguaWon vacant Nicaraguan light welterweight title
4Win3–1David SalgueraKO6 (10)May 20, 1994San José, Costa Rica
3Loss2–1Humberto ArandaTKO6 (10)Aug 29, 1993San José, Costa Rica
2Win2–0Jose Miguel AlvaradoRTD5 (8)Aug 13, 1993Gimnasio Municipal, Desamparados, Costa Rica
1Win1–0Jose MoralesKO3 (10)Jul 20, 1993San José, Costa Rica
Mixed martial arts record
Professional record breakdown
4 matches0 wins3 losses
By knockout00
By submission02
By decision01
By disqualification00
No contests1
Loss0–3 (1)Sergio OrtizSubmission (armbar)World Series of Fighting 2: Central AmericaDecember 14, 201324:23Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
Loss0–2 (1)Sergio OrtizDecision (split)CRF 6: Center Real FightsOctober 12, 201335:00San José, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Loss0–1 (1)René MartinezSubmission (guillotine choke)World Series of Fighting 1: Central AmericaJuly 27, 201311:45Nicaragua National Football Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua
NC0–0 (1)Wesley TifferNo Contest (illegal knee)Omega MMA: Battle of the AmericasMay 3, 201325:00Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, NicaraguaOriginally a TKO win; result overturned
See also
  1. ^ Dan Rafael. "Notes: Mosley-Mayorga II in a tough spot". ESPN. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "Shine Fight announces "Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas" for May 15 in North Carolina". Mmajunkie.com. 2010-02-24. Archived from the original on 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  3. ^ Knapp, Brian (2010-05-15). "Update: Mayorga Bout, Shine Fights Cancelled". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  5. ^ "Mayorga Makes MMA Debut, Secures TKO Victory - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Inaugural championNicaraguan
light welterweight champion
January 28, 1995 – February 1995
Title next held by
Rosemberg Gomez
Title last held by
Eric Hernandez
welterweight champion
July 24, 1999 – September 1999
Title next held by
Jose Luis Cruz
Preceded by
Marco Antonio Avendano
WBA Fedelatin
light middleweight champion
March 18, 2000 – July 28, 2001
Lost bid for world title
Title next held by
Santiago Samaniego
Title last held by
Humberto Aranda
light middleweight champion
April 7, 2000 – July 2000
Title next held by
Carlos Bojorquez
Title last held by
Kingsley Ikeke
light middleweight champion
August 31, 2000 – September 2000
Title last held by
Lucian Bute
WBC Continental Americas
super middleweight champion
November 23, 2007 – April 2008
Title next held by
Adonis Stevenson
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Andrew Lewis
WBA welterweight champion
March 30, 2002 – January 25, 2003
Title next held by
José Antonio Rivera
as Regular champion
New titleWBA welterweight champion
Super title
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Succeeded by
Cory Spinks
Preceded by
Vernon Forrest
WBC welterweight champion
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
The Ring welterweight champion
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Lineal welterweight champion
January 25, 2003 – December 13, 2003
Title last held by
Javier Castillejo
WBC super welterweight champion
August 13, 2005 – May 6, 2006
Succeeded by
Oscar De La Hoya
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