Confident Mayol arrives in LA for March 24 battle



Former World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol flew back to Los Angeles Sunday confident of his conditioning and fighting form for his WBA flyweight title challenge against Hernan ‘Tyson’ Marquez of Mexico on March 24.

“I am 100 percent ready,” a confident Mayol said in an e-mail he sent to CDN upon his arrival in Los Angeles. “I reached 105 rounds of sparring during my training stint in Cebu City. We are now in the final stage of conditioning and we’ll wrap up our training camp this week.”

The 30 year-old Mayol (30W-5L-2D, 22KOs) trained for almost two months here in Cebu. He will face a tough task as his fight with Marquez will be held in Ciudad Obregon, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Less than two weeks ago, the 23-year-old Marquez (32W-2L, 25 KOs) was the recipient of the WBA Boxer of the Year award. He has two successful defenses under his belt one of which was a third round stoppage of Edrin Dapudong of North Cotabato. Two years ago, Marquez suffered losses to Filipinos Richie Mepranum and Nonito Donaire.

Mayol has been in Mexico five times with a 2W-2L-1D record.

In 2006, he won a WBC strawweight eliminator by 4th round TKO against Lorenzo Trejo. Two years later, Mayol would be stopped by Adrian Hernandez in four rounds. He would return in 2009 and dethrone Edgar Sosa by TKO in the second round. In 2010, Mayol would fight Omar Nino Romero twice, a controversial technical draw followed by a title loss on points.

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