Many will remember former world champion Ricardo Mayorga from Nicaragua as one of the most explosive and raw fighters perhaps from recent boxing memory.
A man who got in as many outside the ring brawls as he did professional fights.
From eating pizzas at weigh-ins, smoking cigars at weigh-ins, blowing cigar smoke into Shane Mosley’s face, slapping the backside of Mosley’s girlfriend, threatening Oscar De La Hoya numerous times, flicking tissues at people’s faces, telling Fernando Vargas to tell his wife that he was going to disfigure his face permanently, yeah, Mayorga isn’t a guy you’d forget quickly.
A real hell-raiser for sure.
Sadly however he’s still boxing at the age of 46 and this footage from over the weekend shows that he got stopped inside two rounds to a fighter who was only making his professional debut:
Very sad to see a once proud world champion still having to fight on at this age despite being involved in some major, major fights in the sport over the years.
One would hope this will be the last time Mayorga will fight as he could be risking serious health implications moving forward if he boxes on.
For a quick stroll down memory lane here’s some of his highlights — both in and out of the ring: