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Mayorga threatens to pull out of De La Hoya fight

Originally Published: May 3, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- This one was bizarre even by boxing's loose standards.

Junior middleweight title-holder Ricardo Mayorga, unhappy with his $2 million purse, threatened Wednesday to pull out of Saturday night's defense against Oscar De La Hoya unless he is paid $8 million, leaving the HBO PPV fight in limbo.

But Mayorga waited until Wednesday's final news conference was over to make his announcement. Moments after the news conference had broken up, Mayorga picked up his microphone and said ...

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