Mosley-Mayorga Presser Erupts Into Bedlam in L.A.

INGLEWOOD-Ricardo Mayorga: Two words that equate to mayhem in the boxing world.

Whenever the Nicaraguan madcap has agreed to a challenge with a top rated fighter, out pours the shenanigans, wordplay, cutting comments and downright psycho behavior that has made him one of the most colorful prizefighters in the last 50 years.

Inside the hallowed walls of the Inglewood Forum, Shane Mosley and his new company spokesperson and fiancée Trista discovered face to face what Mayorga brings to the table. In a matter of seconds a rather amusing press conference erupted into bedlam.

“I want you to kick his a##,” said Trista as tears erupted while she fired a shoe and other objects at Mayorga.

Why?

Mayorga slapped her in the butt and Mosley erupted on the surprised Nicaraguan with lightning force. I didn’t know Mosley could move that fast. Mosley was grabbed and held back so father Jack Mosley stepped in with his guard high ready to exchange. Junior stepped in to serve as a buffer for everyone. Mayorga stood staring as if surprised by the reaction.

“I want you to kill him Shane!” cried Trista while tossing anything she could get her hands on.

It was just Mayorga being Mayorga.

Mosley (47-9-1, 39 Kos) has more than three battlefronts going at once. But on Saturday he meets Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 Kos) in the ring at the Inglewood Forum on Saturday Aug. 29. The bout is scheduled to take place in the middleweight division. The Nicaraguan looks a little heavy.

But the fight is on.

It looked like Don King was going to slip the rug from under Mosley’s promotion when he went to court in Miami to stop the fight. Mosley and Mayorga’s attorneys headed to Florida and squashed the attempt. The fight will go on.

The other bear trap was set by Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions which decided to put its fight card in the same town on the same day. It could have happened anywhere in the world or on any other date but they chose to scuttle Mosley’s fight card. Mosley has opted to move forward anyway.

Mayorga is a perfect fit for Mosley but he always comes with bad boy hang ups and devilish behavior. Remember when he called for Oscar De La Hoya wife? Or when he insulted Fernando Vargas? What about his antics before fighting Felix Trinidad. Since the first meeting with the late Vernon Forrest the Nicaraguan has brought his colorful and sometimes destructive antics along for the ride. Nobody riles a crowd better than Mayorga.

But people forget he can fight. He has killer power in both hands and a wild eyed style that gives opponents problems. When he last fought Mosley in September 2008 people forget that he was ahead on the score cards before Mosley knocked him out with a second remaining.

If anyone thinks this is an easy fight for Mosley they’re mistaken. While Mosley was recuperating from injuries Mayorga had two fights ending in knockout wins. It doesn’t matter that the opposition was inferior. He was in training.

“Say a prayer for Shane. In three rounds it will end. One round if he’s brave enough,” said Mayorga. “He can be just a promoter after this fight.”

“I’m going to kill Shane,” said Mayorga. “Mosley is done.”

Mosley heard the whole conversation and the translation with his usual cool.

Everything was good until the face off. When Trista maneuvered the fighters in a good position Mayorga apparently slapped her ass and Mosley erupted. Chairs, shoes and microphones flew in the air. It was instantaneous. Trista was crying and yelling hysterically. If it was a set up and staged beforehand, she must be the best actor in L.A.

Mosley was antsy before and after the altercation.

“I’m too fast I hit too hard,” said Mosley. “I can’t wait until Saturday so I can knock someone out.”

It won’t go past three rounds. Both will come out swinging.

Female world title fight

Mexico’s Yulihan Avila, the new IBF super bantamweight world champion, defends the title against Oxnard’s Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea.

Avila (12-2) recently captured the title against Carolina Gutierrez with a dominant performance to win by unanimous decision in Argentina. That must have been domination.

“This is my first defense of the title,” said Avila, a striking brunette who resembles a younger Mariana Juarez. “I didn’t come all the way here to lose the title.”

Shea (24-2) has extensive experience fighting Mexican girls. For years the Irish-Mexican girl originally from the Bronx who is fluent in Spanish has fought and defeated Mexican girls in Mexico. Now she’s fighting in her home state and relishes the opportunity.

“I’ve had my eye on this title for a year,” said Shea, 34. “I’m hungry. I hope you can hear that in my voice.”

Hungry prospect

Joel Diaz Jr. from Palmdale, Ca. meets Mexico’s Luis “Vampiro” Arceo in a lightweight clash set for 10 rounds.

Diaz, who trains in Big Bear with Abel Sanchez and Ben Lira, has erupted on the fight scene with his crashing style of prizefighting. In his last match he destroyed another Mexican veteran Alejandro Rodriguez in four rounds. That was a junior welterweight match.

Arceo is a veteran of 45 pro bouts. He’s faced many rising prospects ranging from Josesito Lopez back in 2007 to Jose Zepeda two years ago in his role as a gatekeeper for lightweights.

“It’s an important fight,” Arceo said. “I hope to come out the winner.”

Diaz was politically correct when talking about his next opponent.

“You don’t want to discourage anybody in the ring. Anything can happen,” Diaz said. “August 29 I’ll be 20 and 0 and looking for a title shot after that.”

Tickets are still available. The fight card will also be shown on pay-per-view.

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COMMENTS

-deepwater2 :

That was a total set up and Mosley's date is the worst actress. Poor Mosley.It seems a woman is taking advantage of Ole Mosley again. Mosley's dad was up there trying to use his karate chops. That was funny. Even funnier,once the participants cleared the stage, the people in the audience clapped. Very awkward and very funny. Mayorga even admitted it was staged,he said it was the Mosley's(girl included) idea to generate ticket sales. Doesn't one of the guys who used to post on here have a fake WWF belt he used to bring to the dance club to impress woman? The winner of this fight should be awarded that fake belt.


-Radam G :

Wow! It is more action happening before the scrap than will likely happen in the scrap. These two old pugs -- Sugar Shane and Matador Mayorga -- are not acting like gentlemen. They are pigging with histrionics and hyperbolic acts to pull in a large crowd. But it won't work. The insulted damsel in distress was a bit overboard. The Matador has no business touching Trista's lady's bumps. And she should not have played along. Instead of promoting a boksing event, Sugar Shane Promotions seemed to be doing a super low-budget gangsta rap song. Holla!


-Brad :

WWE nonsense.


-riverside :

what a joke, Mayorga never touched her butt, the guy towards the back of Mayorga clapped his hands, and then Shane's girlfriend did her stunt. the guy in the back, next to Mayorga was part of the drill. Horrible acting by the Moseley's, Mayorga and accomplice did there part


-amayseng :

They should have just let Mayorga act like the crazed fun maniac he is without staging **** like this. Oh well, at least they are trying. They got Bayless to protect Floyd for the Berto dance fest that will ensue...Yawn


-Radam G :

what a joke, Mayorga never touched her butt, the guy towards the back of Mayorga clapped his hands, and then Shane's girlfriend did her stunt. the guy in the back, next to Mayorga was part of the drill. Horrible acting by the Moseley's, Mayorga and accomplice did there part
Thanks for clearing up the butt touching episode. You know how these rumors grow. Soon the lie that Mayorga humped her culo will be out. Hehe! Be near Hollywood is something else. TMZ shenanigans are in full effect. Holla!


-Avila :

I was at the Mosley-Mayorga presser. And though it looked planned the girl Trista was pretty upset and crying hysterically. She kept telling Shane to do something. He kept trying to calm her down. I don't think she expected that to happen. Mayorga was outside for an hour after the press conference and kept looking around. He didn't look like he felt safe. I didn't actually see Mayorga slap her butt but that's what other reporters said they saw. I hear someone caught it on video.


-Radam G :

I was at the Mosley-Mayorga presser. And though it looked planned the girl Trista was pretty upset and crying hysterically. She kept telling Shane to do something. He kept trying to calm her down. I don't think she expected that to happen. Mayorga was outside for an hour after the press conference and kept looking around. He didn't look like he felt safe. I didn't actually see Mayorga slap her butt but that's what other reporters said they saw. I hear someone caught it on video.
Unless it is trick photography, I won't move in that direction of believing it until I see the video. I'm reminded of the sad lie about "Hard Hitta" Mayfield "titty licking" a pug in the chest. He didn't do Dilly Squat like that. He sniffed at the guy while saying that the dude smell like a pu$$?. I hope that Mayorga didn't slap that arse. In the state of Cali, he can be arrested for sexual molestation. Da Don King could not throw the scrap off, but he will claim poetic justice if the Cali cops intervene and halt it. Holla!


-stormcentre :

Regardless of whose story you believe, who on earth would take their squeeze to presser just before a fight with Ricrado Mayorga? Whether it was set up or not, Shane and Trista had to know there was the (strong) possibility of this happening. Personally, I think I have enjoyed and laughed at Mayorga and his fights more than some other far better proven boxers; the guy is as mad as a cut snake. And, yes (when fit and in proper training) he and his unorthodox style is a real problem for any boxer - especially one reliant upon timing opponents - that has also not learnt how to fight. However, it's highly unlikely that Mayorga is in top shape for this bout. Shane's best days are way behind him too; I was there for Mundine V Mosley. My bet is that this fight is nothing more than a paycheque for Mayorga. Feel sorry for Trista. How could she have ever known her azz would be on Mayorga's radar? I won't be surprised to hear that Trista receives "Pep-Talk" call from Gloria Allred, about how Mayorga's actions constitute longstanding abuse and as such - on the agreement that Allred's fees are covered by a no win no fee basis - entitle the "aggrieved" and abused Trista to all Ricardo's purse!!!! I won't be surprised either, if the whole idea of serving a writ on Mayorga is brought to Allred by King. Glad to hear King couldn't stop the show though. Finally, two things; 1) It's a waste of time to try and officially "nail" PBC and/or Haymon for putting a "show" on in the same town as Mosley's promotion (by all means unofficially bring it to our attention), as not only is the place PBC have hired out a commonly known popular boxing venue - but they probably also had it booked before Shane anyway. 2) Not sure that having female boxers on Shane's first promotion will serve him well; perhaps he had no choice - better keep them away from Mayorga. :) :)


-Radam G :

Unless it is trick photography, I won't move in that direction of believing it until I see the video. I'm reminded of the sad lie about "Hard Hitta" Mayfield "titty licking" a pug in the chest. He didn't do Dilly Squat like that. He sniffed at the guy while saying that the dude smell like a pu$$?. I hope that Mayorga didn't slap that arse. In the state of Cali, he can be arrested for sexual molestation. Da Don King could not throw the scrap off, but he will claim poetic justice if the Cali cops intervene and halt it. Holla!
Wow! It was "show and tail [sic]." But a really bad take. Mayorga definitely slapped dat @$$.
->https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hUA7epNxKAA. But it appeared to have been staged from da jump. No doubt that it was a part of the lame promotion and presser for "The Matador" to slap dat rump. But during the scrap, on his cranium, Sugar Shane is going to put a big lump. This scrap ain't gonna sell. It will be the lowest gate and PPV-watch boxing show in recent history. Holla!


-Bernie Campbell :

I really do think Mosely is borderlining pyschotic in making a comeback! (Listen to his interviews lately)....Hes 44 years old! He wants to avenge all his losses, including Mayweather....Nevermind the press conference! Mosely is daft! I strongly think he needs a pychotropic! Hes making a laughing stock of the sport! Hes gonna have to give half of those tickets away nevermind sell them!


-brownsugar :

They are both saying now that the mayhem was staged. As many PPV's as I have purchased, this will not be one of them, but i hope they both get a decent payday.


-deepwater2 :

Ole Mosley should live the life of a monk for awhile and leave these women alone. I see SM being bossed around and left broke by yet another woman. Come on Shane, just say no to the big booty and the smile. I lost a bit of respect for Mosley when I ran into him at a party and he drunk and was smoking newports.


-brownsugar :

Ole Mosley should live the life of a monk for awhile and leave these women alone. I see SM being bossed around and left broke by yet another woman. Come on Shane, just say no to the big booty and the smile. I lost a bit of respect for Mosley when I ran into him at a party and he drunk and was smoking newports.
That's as funny as it is sad... Those Newports will certainly rob a fighter of his prime. He should be right at home against Mayorga who fired up a smoke right after defeating Vernon Forrest.


-King Beef :

This 1 should be on BKB. any word of undercards??


-Radam G :

Ole Mosley should live the life of a monk for awhile and leave these women alone. I see SM being bossed around and left broke by yet another woman. Come on Shane, just say no to the big booty and the smile. I lost a bit of respect for Mosley when I ran into him at a party and he drunk and was smoking newports.
I don't know what it is. But a lot of Afrikan-AmerKano pugs -- and I'm not singling them out -- sneak around and smoke "Newports." About 20-25 years ago, they smoked "Kools" and "Salem." I guess that is one of the secrets of my our sport. At least half of the participants are in-the-close gays and/or smokers. And not just cigarettes. Holla!


-stormcentre :

So long as they don't inhale (Cigars {in more ways than 1} & weed puffing Bill Clinton) it shouldn't noticeably impact their stamina. :) :)