Just two weeks ago Ricardo Mayorga fought Miguel Cotto and lost in the 12th round when he couldn’t continue because of a dislocated thumb. The 38-year-old said after the loss that he planned to retire, but only two weeks later it appears he’s had a change of heart.
La Cronica de Hoy in Nicaragua says Mayorga is targeting Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for a September fight. Chavez Jr. is fighting Sebastian Zbik in June, so only a three month layoff would be a quick turnaround, making it unlikely in my opinion.
Notifight and Boxing Scene add that Mayorga wants to fight in September because they’re having a tribute show to Alexis Arguello who died in July of 2009. As I said back when he declared his impromptu retirement, I wouldn’t hold him to his word. My guess is he’ll wind up fighting at least one more time. Heck, look at Roy Jones Jr. — he’s 42 and still fighting.