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Boxing's Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga Heading to MMA

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Professional boxing's former consensus 154 pound world champion Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga (29-7-1) is allegedly switching to MMA. The announcement was made during the online telecast of the Shine Fights event last night. The Ohio based organization has not yet named a debut date for Mayorga. Mayorga has faced a literal who's who of boxing royalty throughout his career and became the world champion at 154 pounds by knocking out former champion Vernon Forrest. If this comes to fruition it will be an interesting addition to the regional promotion. I would argue that the 35-year-old Mayorga is the most accomplished professional boxer yet to cross over.