Marco Antonio Rubio vs Ricardo Mayorga possible for July

Al Bello

Ricardo Mayorga could once again be back in the mix, as he's the preferred opponent for Marco Antonio Rubio in July.

A fight between veterans Marco Antonio Rubio and Ricardo Mayorga is reportedly on the table for July, with the WBC needing to approve the potential fight. Mayorga is the leading candidate in a pool consisting of the Nicaraguan brawler, Bryan Vera, and Bronco McKart.

Mayorga (29-8-1, 23 KO) hasn't been relevant in years, and arguably hasn't beaten a quality opponent since his 2003 rematch win over Vernon Forrest. If your brain hasn't quite woken up this morning, let's spell that out explicitly. It was 11 years ago. Since then, Mayorga, 40, has gone 4-5, with his best win a debate between a fat Fernando Vargas and Michele Piccirilo. He hasn't even fought since 2011, when he was beaten clearly by Miguel Cotto in a fight that was frankly farcical even then.

Since then, Mayorga has talked a bunch, and embarked on a laughable MMA "career" that he abandoned after going 0-3 with a no-contest.

Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KO) has one of the most inflated records in the sport today, and for whatever reason, has been a WBC favored and protected fighter, receiving two world title shots he hadn't really earned against Kelly Pavlik in 2009 and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in 2012. He's won six in a row since losing to Chavez, all against mid-level or worse opponents. He currently holds the interim WBC title, which he was essentially gifted in a matchup with non-contender Domenico Spada on April 5.

Do you have any legitimate interest in a Mayorga comeback?

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