JACKSONVILLE, FLA (June 19, 2013)—On Friday night, June 28th former WBC Super Welterweight champion, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora will take on former Middleweight world title challenger Grzegorz Proksa (29-2, 21 KO’s) at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The show, which will headline ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is promoted by Banner Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Matchroom Sports, Yes-Uum Events and Kevin “Silk” Brewer.
Mora (23-3-2, 7 KO’s) of East Los Angeles, California expects a great fight and a tough challenge from the former European Middleweight champion.
“Proksa is a solid fighter who fights with a lot of confidence”, said Mora.
“We have similar styles so it should be a chess match. Because we both have a great will to win, it should make for an excellent fight.”
Mora feels he has been on the wrong end of decisions with Brian Vera and a draw with Shane Mosley knows that judging of the fight is very important and can have huge implications in a fighter’s career.
“I hope the real winner gets the decisions. I felt I was wronged in the Vera fight and that spring boarded him to a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. I just hope the judges clearly see who is the effective aggressor, ring general and who has the better defense on June 28th”.
With stalwarts of the Middleweight division Sergio Martinez being injured and Chavez possibly moving up in weight, the winner will see himself in prime position for a title shot.
“There’s IBF champion Daniel Geale, Felix Sturm, The winner of Gennady Golovkin and Matthew Macklin as well as the only American of the bunch being WBO champion Peter Quillin, so the winner of this fight should fight for a title.”
Mora, who rose to fame by winning the Inaugural “Contender” competition has been a little under the radar since his draw with Mosley in 2010.
“I don’t know why that has been. An opponent has never beaten me up. I just never have had a promoter or network to build me. I come to win and what I have learned is that I have to evolve with the game to become relevant. This fight is a re-establishment fight for me. This is my 5th fight on ESPN and I am glad to be back and ready to put on a show.”