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Mayorga can talk the talk, but can't always walk the walk

For what Ricardo Mayorga lacks in jab, he more than makes up for it in gab. Don Stradley explores Mayorga's prowess for talking smack and his place among boxing's best trash talkers.

Originally Published: September 24, 2008
By Don Stradley | Special to ESPN.com

Ricardo Mayorga hasn't provided boxing fans with many classic moments in the ring, but he's given us at least a DVD's worth of outrageous trash talk and news conference mayhem.

The Managua mauler's greatest hits would include offering Vernon Forrest a job sweeping his home in Nicaragua; threatening to send Cory Spinks to heaven to join his deceased mother; boasting that he would not only stop Oscar De La Hoya, but also stop his heart; and telling Fernando Vargas he would do his wife ...

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