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Mayorga 'in rebellion' if he misses next hearing

Updated: September 23, 2004, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Former champion Ricardo Mayorga missed a rape case hearing because he is training for a bout in New York, and a new hearing was set for Oct. 6.

Mayorga was to appear Wednesday for an initial hearing following a complaint by a 22-year-old woman. Judge Martha Lorena Martinez said Thursday if the boxer does not appear at the rescheduled hearing he would be declared "in rebellion" and an arrest warrant would be issued.

Mayorga's mother, Miriam Perez, told ...

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