The only thing bigger than Ricardo Mayorga’s mouth is his ability to shove cigarettes into it. The WALL STREET JOURNAL reports on Mayorga’s unlikely comeback at almost 35 leading up to his fight on Saturday against Shane Mosley, but mainly about the fact that he is able to fight at an elite level despite smoking three packs a day.
Well, let’s not get carried away with “elite level” - his big win on his comeback was against Fernando Vargas, perhaps one of the few fighters who is more shot physically than Mayorga. Before that, the last we had seen of Mayorga, Oscar de la Hoya was turning his face into hamburger meat. Before that, it was Felix Trinidad’s turn to pound on Mayorga.