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Mora Aims To Impress, Wants Golovkin or Quillin Next

New York, NY / Las Vegas, NV - This Saturday, May 31, DiBella Entertainment and Sampson Boxing, in association with Right Hook Promotions, will present an exciting doubleheader headlined by former world champion Javier Fortuna (24-0-1, 18KO's) taking on Juan Antonio Rodriguez (26-4, 23KO's) in a 10-round super featherweight matchup.  In the co-feature, top-rated super bantamweight contender Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (18-1, 13KO's) will look to take a major step toward repositioning himself back among the elite of the 122lb. division when he faces highly regarded undefeated prospect Luis Rosa (16-0, 7KO's) in a 10-round super bantamweight showdown. Both bouts will be shown live on the HBO Latino telecast from the beautiful newly renovated Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas, NV.  In addition to the HBO Latino telecast, the HBO2 service will air the doubleheader with English language commentary at 12 midnight (ET/PT).

Also scheduled to appear on the card in a special attraction 10-round middleweight bout will be former WBC junior middleweight world champion and "The Contender" champion, WBA #10-rated Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (25-3-2, 8 KOs) taking on once-beaten Samuel Rogers (14-1, 8 KOs).

While the bout against Rogers is off-tv, it is a very important fight at this point of Mora's career. If he is to ever get another world championship opportunity, the 33-year-old Mora not only has to continue winning but do so in impressive fashion.

"We realize that just winning isn't enough anymore," said Mora. "Promoters and TV execs, even fans have changed the name of the game from the Sweet Science to 'Entertainment'. Guys getting knocked out are getting more TV dates because they lose in grand fashion. I am not willing to lose, but in order to get the TV dates nowadays, I am willing to adapt to what is needed. Entertaining can be dangerous, but I chose a dangerous profession.

Mora is currently riding a two-bout winning streak, including an impressive and grueling10-round unanimous decision against Gregorz Proksa on ESPN in June of last year and a fifth-round TKO over Milton Nunez in November. The bout against Nunez was Mora's first after signing an exclusive promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment. For the bout, Mora was much more aggressive and determined than he'd been in the past. Now Mora is hoping another impressive performance on Saturday night will push him closer to challenging for a world title.

"I had a great training camp, we had the proper time to prepare physically and work out a game plan, and we are ready to go. Ready to shine."

Mora continued, "This is a risky fight for me. I am always in risky fights. You never see me in a stay-busy or walkover-type of fight. I am always in tough, but that is the reason that I am who I am."

"I know that I have what it takes to win another world championship, I just need my opportunity. In a perfect world, I want Sergio Martinez. He is the #1 middleweight in the world, and we are both promoted by DBE, so it's not so farfetched.  If I can't get him though, I would love to fight the undefeated and unproven Peter Quillin, or the man everyone seems to be scared of, Golovkin. I believe that I match up well with both of them and would love a chance to take their championship belts from them."

First, Mora must take care of business on Saturday night.

Tickets are priced at $85, $65 and $37, plus applicable taxes and fees and will go on sale today, Monday, April 21. They will be available for purchase online (www.troplv.com), in person at the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk or by phone (800-829-9034) starting today.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 05-28-2014

Not interested in seeing him fight at all.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-28-2014

So Mora wants to be exciting, entertainment? Well hey bub, yeah go ahead and sign to fight GGG. It'll be entertaining when you get flogged for a few rounds then brutally KOd. There. That entertaining enough for ya? HA!

Comment by artfuL_ on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;14599779]He fought and the beat Proksa, the same guy that everyone said earned Golovkin a shot at Sergio Martinez.[/QUOTE] but instead went on to fight Joe Schmo at the local circus. Mora does not even fight on undercards rather town…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 05-28-2014

Mora went life and death with Vera in his first fight, then clearly beat him in the rematch. Both were very entertaining fights. All im saying, if you think Chavez is Golovkin worthy, then Mora must be at least equally…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=Evil Abed;14599842]Everyone wanted GGG-Chavez long before Vera. But that's a funny way to put it. Tell another one.[/QUOTE] Really? Nobody had a single thought about Golovkin vs Chavez before he the Martinez fight. And since then, all he has to…

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