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Former world champion Ricardo Mayorga to fight at 176 pounds in Nicaragua

Former world champion Ricardo Mayorga to fight at 176 pounds in Nicaragua
Former world champion Ricardo Mayorga will fight at 176 pounds against Mexican Jaudiel Zepeda and not at 170 as scheduled for April 1, promoter Bufalo Boxing Promotion reported today.
“The Mexican asked that the fight be 176 pounds because he could not lose more,” said the owner of the promoter, former world champion Rosendo Álvarez, at a press conference.
Mayorga, who is characterized by his strong words and controversial character inside and outside the ring, affirmed that he is already at 176 pounds and referred to Zepeda as “Pepa, the pig” because of his weight problems.
“I’m going to give Pepa the opportunity to hit me, and then I’m going to knock him out,” said the Nicaraguan fighter, who had already promised to beat the Mexican in the first round.
Mayorga’s coach, Luis León, said that his 43-year-old pupil is in excellent condition and that if he maintains the pace of training in recent weeks, he could aspire to fight again for a world title at 170 pounds.
Mayorga, who was already a world champion at 147 and 154 pounds, has not fought since August 2015.
The former champion has a mark of 31 won fights (25 knockouts), 9 losses and a draw.
Zepeda, 27, has 12 wins, 17 losses and a draw.
In his prime, the Nicaraguan faced some of the best, including Félix ‘Tito’ Trinidad, Oscar de la Hoya, Vernon Forrest, Fernando Vargas and Shane Mosley. EFE
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