Thoughts on Mayorga v Trinidad

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Did that fight prove Trinidad didn`t have one punch KO power at middle, Mayorga actually stood in front of Trinidad at one point taking hooks on purpose, are there any other middleweight punchers down the years that would have floored Mayorga if he tried that with them? Trinidad did wear him down though and the body shot at the end would have floored many middleweights I feel.
  2. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    Tito didn’t put his full power into the shots and Mayorga could see them coming.

    I was at that fight and the Garden was rocking that night!
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  3. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 1, 2005
    I don't think it proved Tito didn't have one punch power, I think it just proved that Tito couldn't kayo Mayorga with one shot. You have one punch power without being able to kayo every single person with one punch. At least that's how I see it.

    Mayorga eventually went on to become a bit of a parody of himself. I don't know how many people will get this analogy, but Mayorga become boxing's Harold Stassen after losing to DLH.

    But at the time he fought Tito his name was still huge. He'd lost a little buzz when he dropped a narrow decision to Cory Spinks, and a little more when he didn't look so hot against Eric Mitchell. But he'd still beaten 'Six Heads' Lewis and Forrest twice all three in a row before that. He was viewed as enough of a threat that his trash talking had some serious bite.

    Don King put everything he had behind that promotion. Boxing was dying for stars since Lennox was basically retired, Holyfield and Tyson were basically done, and people forget, but Roy Jones, Bernard Hopkins, and Floyd Mayweather weren't that big as draws. So Tito's return was huge.

    It was a good win for Tito, unfortunately his team's decision to match him with Winky Wright in his next fight was as bad a decision as Natalie Wood's choice to get on that boat with Robert Wagner. I don't want to say I'm a boxing genius who never makes a bad prediction, but I definitely saw the outcome of Wright vs. Trinidad coming from a mile away. That shutout killed what could have been an unbelieveably lucrative comeback.
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  4. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    So what kind of mental illness do you have? Besides an insatiable lust for constant, soothing, mind comforting attention, that is. You ever think of just opening your own boxing website where all questions are yours?
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