¡Mayorga: Vargas es maricón, Le gusta hablar Pero le da Miedo Pelear!
Don King de Don King Productions y Kathy Duva de Main Events formalmente anunciaron la pelea entre el dos veces campeón mundial Fernando ‘Feroz’ Vargas y el tres veces campeón mundial Ricardo ‘El Matador’ Mayorga en el Chick Hearn Press Room en el STAPLES Center en Los Ángeles.
Programada originalmente para el 8 de septiembre, la pelea fue postergada el fin de semana pasado después de que a Vargas se le diagnosticó anemia tras un examen sanguíneo de rutina.
El sitio estuvo lleno de medios, y todo estuvo bien hasta que Mayorga, quien habla mucha basura, llegó al podio y Vargas inmediatamente se quitó sus lentes.
Una pelea en la que esté involucrado Ricardo Mayorga siempre da mucho de qué hablar, pero más aún, da mucho para escuchar. Vargas inicialmente mantuvo su compostura a lo que Mayorga constantemente se refería a él como “gordo” y también otros términos que normalmente no se aceptan en público.
Bad blood flows as Vargas gets set to meet Mayorga
Fernando Vargas and Ricardo Mayorga will participate Monday in their final news conference before clashing Friday night in a scheduled 12-round super middleweight non-title bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles (Showtime Pay-Per-View, 10 p.m. ET/7 PT, $44.95).
The fight was originally set for Sept. 8 but was postponed after a routine blood test revealed Vargas had an iron deficiency.
“(The delay) was very difficult because we had great momentum,” Vargas said. “But everything happens for a reason. I was taking too many aspirin and I started bleeding from my stomach. I’m a fighter, and I was losing the equivalent of two pints of blood. It took two months to get back to normal.”
Vargas, 29, has replenished himself, but bad blood continues to describe his disdainful relationship with Mayorga, 34. The fighters exchanged punches from the podium at their first news conference July 11 and Mayorga, who started the flap with a slap, came away bleeding from a cut under his right eye.
Thus, Friday’s bout is aptly billed “The Brawl,” with both fighters vowing to hold nothing back
“I don’t like anything about Mayorga,” Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) said. “When I knock him down I’m going to look down at him and say ‘don’t act stupid, it was not that hard.’ That way he’ll get mad and get up, so I can knock him down again.”
The two-time world champion from Oxnard, Calif. has repeatedly said that Friday’s bout, to be contested at a catch weight of 162 pounds, will be his final bout.
Mayorga (28-6-1, 23 KOs), three-time world champ from Nicaragua, last fought in May 2006, losing the WBC junior middleweight title to Oscar De La Hoya. He plans to continue his career as a welterweight (147) but promises to show why retirement is the best option for Vargas, who hasn’t fought since back-to-back TKO losses to Shane Mosley in 2006.
“Vargas is done as a fighter,” Mayorga (28-6-1, 23 KOs) said. “He was great when he was in his prime. He was a typical Mexican fighter with (guts), but now he doesn’t have anything left. He’s taken way too many shots and he’s done.
“Vargas made a very big mistake picking this fight to be his farewell fight. If he wanted to retire, he should not have taken a fight with me. He is not going to retire with a victory. He is going to lose and embarrass himself.”