Jermain Taylor Vs. Sergio Mora Talks
Bad Intentions meets Latin Snake in Vegas or L.A.
Middleweight champion Jermain Taylorâ€™s promoter Lou DiBella has been saying for years that he wanted to give his Arkansan hotshot some easy fights â€“ but it hasnâ€™t happened yet. The two battles with EX, The Executioner, B-Hop Bernard Hopkins, were followed by the June 17 punch-a-thon/draw with Winky Wright.
But that is about to change.
According to CNN/SI, Team Taylor is negotiating a fight with The Latin Snake, Sergio Mora (18-0), the west coast sensation who catapulted to fame courtesy â€œThe Contender.â€?
DiBella said, "This would be a huge fight. Because of â€˜The Contender,â€™ he's (Mora) one of the most recognized middleweights in the world. I've walked into casinos and have seen him get mobbed (by fans).
"He's an excellent boxer,â€? added DiBella. â€œIt's a credible fight."
Whether the fight is credible or not remains to be seen, but Taylor, with a nod to credibility, would rather fight a rematch with the Winkster, but thatâ€™s not happening, at least not now.
"I'm going to fight whoever is out there. I wish it was Winky,â€? admitted Taylor, â€œbut he's (Mora) a great fighter. I knew him in the amateurs."
Bad Intentions Taylor also wanted to fight in front of his crew in neighboring Little Rock, but thatâ€™s not happening either, a least not now.
DiBella said the fight is headed for the west coast: "It has to go to L.A. or Vegas." Read more at the BLOG