Monday, August 15, 2005
Nicaraguan Boxer Wins Title, Dedicates Fight To Ortega, Don King Makes Money
Ricardo Mayorga, the 23 year-old Nicaraguan boxer won the World Boxing Council's Super Welterweight belt from Italian, Michele Piccirillo in Chicago's United Center.
He dedicated the fight to Daniel Ortega, and wore Red and Block shorts (Sandinista color). Ortega to great fanfare received the new champ at the airport.
Mayorga did say in La Prensa that his relationship with Ortega is simply that of a friend, and is non-political. Ortega is helping the boxer, who has a pending rape charge in Nicaragua.