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King's Mayorga Vs. Trinidad keeps getting better
by Elisa Harrison (August 24, 2004) 
Don King
In typical Don King fashion the October 2nd promotion featuring Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga vs Felix "Tito" Trinidad continues to add impressive, popular match-ups to its undercard.

WBC Cruiserweight champion Wayne Braithwaite and WBA Cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck will get a chance to show what they are made of in an exciting unification bout.

Mormeck, (30-2, 21 KOs), won his title back in February of 2002 with a ninth-round technical knockout decision over Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill. He has made three successful defenses since, the last one a rematch against an aging but gritty Virgil Hill, who announced his retirement following the bout. The other two challengers, (Alexander Gurov and Dale Brown), went via TKO 8.

Braithwaite, a.k.a. 'Big Truck,' won the then vacant WBC title back in October of 2002, by beating Vincenzo Cantatore via tenth-round technical knockout. The bout took place in Italy, Cantatore's homeland. 'Big Truck' has defended his title three times since, winning 2 of those defenses by way of TKO (TKO4 over Ravea Springs, TKO1 over Luis Andres Pineda). He remains undefeated with a 21-0, 17 KOs record.

Zab Judah, (31-2, 22 KOs), will meet Wayne Martell, (24-2, 15 KOs) in a ten rounder. While Judah didn't look particularly impressive against Rafael Pineda last time out, Martell's resumé pales by comparison to Zab's. A lot is at stake for both men; Judah has to look dominant against a 'weak' opponent, while Martell has a great opportunity to catapult himself into the division's mix with a win over Judah.

Travis Simms, (23-0, 18 KOs), will put his newly acquired WBA light middleweight title on the line against tough veteran Bronco McKart, (47-5, 31 KOs). You may remember Simms' challenge of then champion Alejandro 'Terra' Garcia, who Simms hit on a break while his hands were down by his side. While Garcia forgot to protect himself properly and lost his title as a result, Simms will have to prove that he is a worthy champion against McKart, a dangerous fighter who will -once again- bring his A game to the ring.

The latest addition to this extravaganza is a rematch between two very tough little men, (only in stature), WBA Light Flyweight champion Rosendo "El Bufalo" Alvarez, (32-2-2, 21 KOs), and challenger Beibis Antonio Mendoza, (30-2, 24 KOs).

The pair put on quite a show back in March of 2003, and when the dust settled Alvarez scored a majority decision win over Mendoza, who has promised to make it right this time.

HBO Pay Per View will broadcast, Madison Square Garden will host.

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