LOS ANGELES - The first fight between Bryan Vera and Sergio Mora in February of 2011 was one of the most competitive battles of the year, with Vera pounding out a close split decision win over the former World Champion. On Saturday, August 11 these two 160-pound standouts will do it again in Vera's home state of Texas and this time, the vacant NABO middleweight title will be on the line in the main event of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" from the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Vera vs. Mora II, a 10-round fight for the vacant NABO Middleweight title set for Saturday, August 11 at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. TeleFutura will broadcast the fight beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets, priced at $100, $75, $55, $45, $35 and $20 are available for purchase at the Alamodome Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.
The event marks the first co-promotion between Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions, the Texas-based boxing promotional company headed by San Antonio's own former boxing superstar Jesse James Leija.
The son and brother of professional fighters, Lubbock, Texas' Bryan Vera (20-6, 12 KO's) was born with boxing in his blood and you can tell that he has the heart and desire to do big things in the sport the second you see him in the ring. A veteran of nearly eight years in the professional game, the 30-year-old first came to the attention of fight fans in 2007 as a member of the cast of NBC's hit boxing reality series "The Contender." Following the show, he scored an upset win over then-unbeaten Andy Lee and fought top undefeated talents like James Kirkland and Craig McEwan. In 2011, he handed former World Champion Mora a 10-round defeat and has since won two of his last three heading into this long-awaited rematch.
Like Vera, Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (23-2-2, 7 KO's) first made his name on "The Contender," with the East Los Angeles native winning the reality show in 2005. Mora was not done yet, as he defeated Vernon Forrest in 2008 to win the WBC Super Welterweight World Title. He would lose the belt in their rematch three months later, but since then has defeated Calvin Green and Jose Flores and fought to a draw with future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley. The only defeat he has suffered since his loss to Forrest came at the hands of the man he will face on August 11, Vera. Finally, the 31-year-old veteran gets his shot at revenge and redemption.
A full undercard will be announced shortly.