Sergio Mora Faces Shibata Flores on November 4th

INDIO, Calif. - Southern California's home for exciting boxing action, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., will once again be the host for an explosive night of fights on Friday, November 4 when Golden Boy Promotions presents what promises to be a memorable middleweight matchup between former World Champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora and longtime contender Jose Alfredo "Shibata" Flores in a fight that will headline TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate."

Mora vs. Flores, a 10 round middleweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and AT&T.  Doors open at 6:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:30pm PT.  The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET / PT (10:30pm CT).

Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at

Former World Champion Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (22-2-2, 6 KO's) has had a wild 11-year professional career thus far, but the 30-year-old from East Los Angeles is far from finished when it comes to thrilling fans around the globe. Winner of the first season of NBC's "The Contender" in 2005, Mora captivated viewers with his personality and story. Yet it wasn't until he beat the late Vernon Forrest in 2008 for the WBC Super Welterweight World Title that he earned the respect of the diehard boxing crowd. Mora lost the belt back to Forrest in his first defense, but bounced back to stop Calvin Green in seven rounds in April of 2010 and fought to a 12-round draw with future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley in September of 2010. Following a controversial split decision loss to Brian Vera in February, Mora returns on November 4 to face "Shibata" Flores with the aim of recapturing a world title in the near future.

A respected contender at 154 pounds for years, Jose Alfredo "Shibata" Flores (45-11, 26 KO's) never met a challenge he wasn't willing to take head on. Turning professional in 1990, he fought his way through the tough Mexico and California fight circuits, earning respect and a world ranking along the way. The owner of several regional titles, Flores squared off against Fernando Vargas, Raul Marquez, Paul Vaden, Vince Phillips and Vernon Phillips before leaving the sport in late 2002 to pursue a singing career. In 2010, the southpaw returned to the ring and after winning two of his three comeback bouts, he is looking forward to testing himself against Mora.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FloydTBE on 09-24-2011

sergio mora = robert de niro

Comment by sebastianb7312 on 09-24-2011

[QUOTE=right2die;11199831]come back from a singing career? way to go mora. staying active is one thing..... but fighting a guy coming back from a singing career? i mean come on. really? and they are trying to make this sound competitive? why…

Comment by right2die on 09-24-2011

come back from a singing career? way to go mora. staying active is one thing..... but fighting a guy coming back from a singing career? i mean come on. really? and they are trying to make this sound competitive? why…

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