World renowned boxing promoter Don King is thrilled to welcome back his former three time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga. Rarely do boxers love to fight the way Ricardo Mayorga does. He always fought with the reckless abandon and fearlessness of a teenager in a street brawl. Mayorga last fought in March 2011 against Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas, Nevada and immediately announced his retirement from the sport. However, growing up in the rough streets of Managua, Nicaragua, instilled a fire in him that still burns to this day and he recently announced that he has decided to return to boxing. With Don King as his exclusive promoter, Mayorga is set on becoming world champion once again.
Who can forget Mayorga’s comments after his shocking 3rd round KO of the late Vernon “The Viper” Forrest to become WBC Welterweight Champion in 2003? The first thing Mayorga said after winning his first title was that he needs a cigarette and a beer.
King is looking forward to meeting with Mayorga in the next few weeks to plan out the return of “El Matador.”
King has already met with his partner Vlad Hrunov to negotiate Mayorga’s fight with Dmitry Chudinov in Russia. “I can’t wait to get the Matador back in action,” said King. “I love Ricardo Mayorga and I am very happy to see him come out of retirement. I believe he can become the people’s champion again. He is one of the most promotable fighters in the world and I look forward with great anticipation on promoting him and the great people of Nicaragua.”