Saturday, March 30, 2013

On this day in Fistiana... Mayorga vs. Lewis March 30, 2002

Ricardo Mayorga vs. Andrew "6 heads" Lewis

March 30, 2002

By Alex Pierpaoli

On this day in fistiana, we witnessed the hard-swinging, hard-living Ricardo Mayorga at his destructive best in his title winning effort versus Guyana-born Brooklynite Andrew "6 Heads" Lewis. Mayorga quick and powerful hands along with his relentless pressure was quickly too much for Lewis in this contest for the WBA versions of the welterweight title. Perhaps more significant was the fact that this win paved the way for Mayorga's next fight versus the late Vernon "The Viper" Forrest. Although Mayorga's place among the elite of the sport was somewhat short-lived, his performance in this rematch versus Lewis was one of the best of Mayorga's career (their first contest ended after a severe gash was opened on the face of Lewis after a second round head-butt). 

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