Trinidad finally finds a foe

Updated: May 14, 2004, 11:54 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Felix "Tito" Trinidad will come out of retirement to fight former welterweight champion Ricardo Mayorga on Oct. 2.

Trinidad, who hasn't fought in two years, is scheduled to appear at a Saturday news conference with promoter Don King to make the fight official.

Trinidad retired one fight after he was stopped by Bernard Hopkins in a middleweight title unification fight in September 2001. He has said for months he planned to return to the ring, but a series of opponents fell through.

Oscar De La Hoya wanted to fight Trinidad in a rematch of the 1999 fight Trinidad won by decision, but said he couldn't get him interested. Trinidad was going to fight Shane Mosley, but then Mosley lost to Winky Wright.


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