A rare individual...
This guy is an amazing individual.
His name is Ricardo Mayorga, a boxer.
He boxed a legend the other night. A man called Felix Trinidad. Felix (Tito), who is a man that beat Oscar De La Hoya.
Anyway. NOT trying to make everything into some life changing illustration LIKE we used to do in The Truth (tm)/
But this is a man FULL of GUTS.
Anyway, here's the Article...
Mayorga Says He is Hanging Up His Gloves
By Sugar Lee Santiago
(October 5, 2004)
After putting on one of the more gutsy performances in recent memory with his eighth-round stoppage loss to Felix Trinidad Saturday, Ricardo Mayorga told Edgar Tijerino, a reporter from the Nicaraguan daily newspaper, La Prensa, that he will no longer continue fighting.
"I'm not going to continue boxing. I am retiring. I have thought about it and discussed it with my family, so it's serious."
Ricardo 'El Matador' Mayorga made this statement toEdgard Tijerino, reporter for La Prensa, El Diario de los Nicaraguenses, in front of Mario Arce, Luis León, brother Jaime and attorney Tony González. The reported conversation took place in New York City, shortly after Mayorga was released from Bellevue Hospital.
"They all know since early on, but I am just now making it public. I simply don't want to continue, and I don't need to continue. I have enough resources, I'm going to get involved in some businesses, and I left a good impression in my last fight. They are going to remember me as somebody brave, that never asked for a truce and who knew how to fight in every instance."
When reminded that he is too young to make such a drastic decision, Mayorga replied, "This is the time to do it. I feel that God is advising me to do it, and He is my great friend.
"Money is important but not essential. I know this loss doesn't close doors for me, but I don't want to continue. It's too big of a sacrifice, and I have been fighting since I was 11 years old, so at age 31 I am looking for peace."
Mayorga was then asked about his legal problems in Nicaragua... Are you going to travel back to Nicaragua to face the accusation against you?
"Of course. I don't run in the ring, or in life. I am going to face the situation because I know I am not guilty. Enough. No more. No more. I am leaving boxing..."