Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Photos: Jorge Garcia/Showtime
Two-time world champion “El Feroz” Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) and three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) clash in what will be a street-style brawl at Staples Center the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23.
The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds at a catch weigh of 166 pounds.
Vargas and Mayorga will fight in a highly-anticipated main event of a card that begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is being distributed by Showtime® PPV.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fans that have purchased over $1 million in tickets to see two-time world champion “El Feroz” Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) and three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) in what is anticipated to be a street-style brawl at Staples Center will get their chance when the two meet on the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23.
The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds at a catch weigh of 166 pounds.
Vargas and Mayorga will fight in a highly-anticipated main event of a card that begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is being distributed by Showtime PPV.
Before Tuesday’s open media workout started, the brash, colorful, outspoken Mayorga held a picture of Vargas next to his crotch, pointed to the media and said, “Don’t mess with me!”
Thursday, September 06, 2007
LOS ANGELES — Fans that have already purchased nearly $1 million worth of tickets to see a boxing match featuring “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas vs. Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 8 will now be able to put those tickets to use on the rescheduled date of Friday, Nov. 23.
Vargas’s doctor ordered him on Aug. 25 to not participate in the highly anticipated match’s original date to take the necessary weeks of treatment to correct an iron deficiency. Vargas health has already improved to the point he is “chomping at the bit” to get back to full training, which will occur in about three weeks.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Fans that have already purchased nearly $1 million worth of tickets to see a boxing match destined to be sold out featuring “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas vs. Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 8 will have to wait for the bout to be rescheduled after a routine blood test by Vargas on Friday revealed a severe iron deficiency.
Vargas’ doctor ordered him to not participate in the highly anticipated match and to take the necessary weeks of treatment to correct the problem.
Promoters of the event Don King Productions and Main Events in association with Staples Center will notify the public as soon as a rescheduled date can be confirmed.
Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) is a two-time world champion and Mayorga (27-6-1, 22 KOs) is a three-time world champion. Their upcoming bout had been aptly dubbed “The Brawl” after a highly contentious confrontation between the fighters erupted at the initial press conference announcing the event in Los Angeles and again at a subsequent press conference in New York.
Further information on the rescheduled date and refund policy will be made available in the coming days.
Friday, August 24, 2007
NEW YORK — Showtime will premiere “Vargas vs. Mayorga: Countdown To The Brawl”—profiling two of boxing’s most colorful and explosive personalities—on Saturday night, Aug. 25, at 1 a.m. ET/PT (immediately following the ShoXC, live MMA event). The 30-minute documentary program will air at various times on the premium network until Sept. 8, when “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas and Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga will meet in the ring to settle a personal score for machismo and pride.
The highly anticipated bout is scheduled for 12 rounds at a catch weight of 162 pounds and will air live on Sept. 8 on pay-per-view (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“Countdown To The Brawl” takes viewers inside the training camps and into the homes of both men to reveal their motivation, strategies of intimidation and the root of their volatile and now infamous first fight—at the announcement press conference in Los Angeles on July 11.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
In one of the most highly anticipated grudge battles of the year, two-time world champion Fernando Vargas faces three-time world champion Ricardo Mayorga at a catch weight of 162 pounds on Saturday, Sept. 8, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Showtime PPV.
Kermit Cintron will defend his IBF welterweight title against Jesse Feliciano, and Roman Karmazin faces Luca Messi for the WBA super welterweight Intercontinental crown in other 12-round bouts.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Former world champions and current top-rated contenders Vernon Forrest and Carlos Baldomir collide for the World Boxing Council interim super welterweight title, Saturday, July 28. Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Brian Halquist Productions, the Forrest-Baldomir title tilt will be broadcast live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:15 P.M. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast.)
“With 81 victories between them, these two warriors know a little something about winning,” said Gary Shaw. “Not only have they been world champions, they became world champions by beating the best in their divisions to win those titles. They are two of the most competitive fighters I have had the privilege to work with. The fans at the Emerald Queen Casino and the viewers watching on HBO are in for a terrific night. It’s now or never for Vernon and Carlos and that’s exactly how they are going to fight each other on July 28.”
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Two boxers arrested in one day? Impossible…
Former WBC Junior Middleweight Champion Ricardo Mayorga was arrested on Tuesday in Nicaragua on charges of fraud.
Mayorga was picked up by police while he was boarding a plane that was headed for the United States.
He was arrested for apparently failing to pay back Ramiro Sandino, a popular used car salesman in the country, $56,000 for four cars Mayorga has purchased in December 2005. Mayorga had promised to pay the full amount for the vehicles right after his fight with Oscar De La Hoya on May 6th of last year. However months went by and Mayorga never gave Sandino the payment.
Guess who else was arrested? That’s right, former WBO Featherweight Champ Scott Harrison was arrested AGAIN on drug charges in Scotland.
Harrison has a busy week ahead of him - He will have to appear in court tomorrow to deal with his newly acquired drug charges and on Friday again in Spain for charges of grand theft auto.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Ricardo Mayorga tested positive for Furosemide after his loss to Oscar De La Hoya this past weekend. Furosemide is usually used to either cover up steroid use or help one lose weight rapidly. Mayorga has 20 days to send a statement to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before they make a decision on the situation.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
According to HBO, last weekend’s De La Hoya-Mayorga bout drew 875,000 pay-per-view buys and $43.8 million in revenue, the fifth best-selling fight out of the 17 HBO PPV’s that he has done during the course of his career. De La Hoya’s top five PPV events are also the top five best-selling non-heavyweight PPV events in history.