Dennis Taylor

Mayorga looks to return in September, he hopes vs. Chavez Jr.

Mercurial Ricardo Mayorga is hoping to return to the ring in September, and hopes his opponent will be undefeated Mexican star Julio Cesar Cavez Jr., according to

Mayorga (29-8-1, 23 knockouts) was stopped in the 12th round of a ferocious battle with Miguel Cotto on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a bout for the WBA's "super" 154-pound title, but his stock went up from that competitive effort. 
He announced his retirement that night on Showtime PPV, but reconsidered a day later, telling the media he would pursue three more fights. 
Mayorga reportedly wants to resume his career in the middleweight division, hopefully against Chavez (42-0, 30 KOs), who is scheduled to fight Sebastian Zbik of Germany for the WBC middleweight belt June 4 in Los Angeles.
Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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