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Mayorga's tirade gets nasty, but will it sell?

Oscar De La Hoya's May 6 return to boxing against WBC 154-pound champ Ricardo Mayorga got ugly quickly during a press conference, with Mayorga issuing many of the profanities.

Updated: March 3, 2006, 1:41 PM ET
By Doug Fischer | MaxBoxing.com

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Tuesday's kickoff press conference announcing Oscar De La Hoya's May 6 return to boxing against WBC 154-pound title-holder Ricardo Mayorga had all of the pomp and production of an actual prize fight, replete with fighter walk-ins and introductions, music and lights.

A small ballroom inside the Regent Beverly Wilshire hotel was transformed into a mini-arena Tuesday morning and punches almost were exchanged by the fighters. The same thing also nearly happened the previous ...

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