Sergio Mora
Sergio Mora

Sergio Mora

“The Latin Snake”

RECORD

28 - 5 - 2

KOs

9

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Age 36

Home Los Angeles, California,

Complete Stats

As tricky to pin down as his nickname implies, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora shined on “The Contender” before becoming a 154-pound champion. Read Bio

Last Fight

loss vs Daniel Jacobs

Sep 09, 2016 / Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania

In his first fight since suffering a fractured ankle in the ring, Mora was overpowered in his rematch with Jacobs.

Latest News

Latest
PBC Jabs Premier Boxing ChampionsPBC Boxing Video
Sep 15, 2016 / Jacobs vs Mora, Daniel Jacobs, Sergio Mora, Robert Easter Jr, Domonique Dolton, PBC Jabs

PBC Jabs hits on possibility of GGG-Jacobs, touches gloves with Easter, Dolton

In this week's PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy looks at a potential GGG-Daniel Jacobs clash, catches up with Robert Easter Jr. after his world title-earning victory over Richard Commey, and interviews unbeaten Domonique Dolton before his showdown with fellow 154-pound prospect Justin DeLoach.

Daniel Jacobs and Sergio MoraPBC Boxing Video
Sep 9, 2016 / Jacobs vs Mora, Daniel Jacobs, Sergio Mora

Jacobs pummels Mora in rematch, nets 12th straight stoppage victory

Daniel Jacobs made it crystal clear that he had no desire to give Sergio Mora a rematch. But when the 160-pound champ reluctantly agreed to it, he then made his intentions crystal clear: He would silence “The Latin Snake” with a definitive, punishing victory.

Daniel Jacobs and Sergio MoraPBC Boxing Video
Sep 8, 2016 / Jacobs vs Mora, Daniel Jacobs, Sergio Mora

As the bad blood boils over, Jacobs and Mora ready for rematch

Usually when fighters engage in a war of words, it’s nothing more than hype to help sell a fight. In the case of Daniel Jacobs and Sergio Mora, the vitriol is very real.

Fights

Fights

LOSS vs Daniel Jacobs

Sep 09, 2016 Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania

Daniel Jacobs WINS against Sergio Mora by TKO in Round 7 of 12

LOSS vs Daniel Jacobs

Aug 01, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Daniel Jacobs WINS against Sergio Mora by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Win vs Abraham Han 23-1-0

Feb 06, 2015 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Abraham Han by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Dashon Johnson 15-17-3

Dec 11, 2014 Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Dashon Johnson by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Samuel Rogers 14-1-0

May 31, 2014 Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Samuel Rogers by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Milton Nunez 26-8-1

Nov 16, 2013 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Milton Nunez by KO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Grzegorz Proksa 29-2-0

Jun 28, 2013 Veteran's Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Grzegorz Proksa by UD in Round 10 of 10

LOSS vs Brian Vera 20-6-0

Aug 11, 2012 Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Brian Vera WINS against Sergio Mora by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Jose Flores 45-11-0

Nov 04, 2011 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Jose Flores by RTD in Round 7 of 10

LOSS vs Brian Vera 17-5-0

Feb 04, 2011 Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Brian Vera WINS against Sergio Mora by SD in Round 10 of 10

Draw vs Shane Mosley 46-6-0

Sep 18, 2010 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Shane Mosley DRAWS with Sergio Mora by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Calvin Green 21-4-1

Apr 03, 2010 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Calvin Green by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Loss vs Vernon Forrest 40-3-0

Sep 13, 2008 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sergio Mora LOSES to Vernon Forrest by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Vernon Forrest 40-2-0

Jun 07, 2008 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Vernon Forrest LOSES to Sergio Mora by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Rito Ruvalcaba 32-8-0

Jan 11, 2008 Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Rito Ruvalcaba by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Draw vs Elvin Ayala 18-2-0

Oct 16, 2007 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Sergio Mora DRAWS with Elvin Ayala by PTS in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Eric Regan 26-2-0

Aug 25, 2006 Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Eric Regan by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Archak TerMeliksetian 15-3-0

May 04, 2006 The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Archak TerMeliksetian by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Peter Manfredo Jr 24-2-0

Oct 15, 2005 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Peter Manfredo Jr by SD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Peter Manfredo Jr 24-1-0

May 24, 2005 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Peter Manfredo Jr by UD in Round 7 of 7

Win vs Jesse Brinkley 25-1-0

Sep 24, 2004 Pasadena, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Jesse Brinkley by UD in Round 7 of 7

Win vs Ishe Smith 15-0-0

Sep 12, 2004 Pasadena, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Ishe Smith by SD in Round 5 of 5

Win vs Najai Turpin 11-1-0

Aug 27, 2004 Hollywood, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Najai Turpin by UD in Round 5 of 5

Win vs Les Ralston 13-0-0

May 15, 2004 DePaul Athletic Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Les Ralston by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Damon Franklin 6-16-0

Feb 13, 2004 Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Damon Franklin by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Oriol Martinez 2-3-0

Dec 12, 2003 Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Oriol Martinez by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Damone Wright 15-20-2

Jul 26, 2003 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Damone Wright by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Adam Stewart 2-4-0

May 02, 2003 Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Adam Stewart by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Richard Gonzalez 7-6-2

Nov 21, 2002 Compaq Center, San Jose, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Richard Gonzalez by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Warren Kronberger 3-6-0

Jun 27, 2002 Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Warren Kronberger by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs George Moreno 0-2-0

Apr 19, 2002 Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against George Moreno by TKO in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Sean Holley 3-6-1

Mar 29, 2001 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA

Sergio Mora WINS against Sean Holley by UD in Round 4 of 4

WIN vs Charles Blake 5-0-1

Jan 18, 2001 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA

Charles Blake LOSES to Sergio Mora by UD in Round 4 of 4

WIN vs Eric Benito Tzand 2-1-1

Oct 19, 2000 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA

Eric Benito Tzand LOSES to Sergio Mora by UD in Round 4 of 4

WIN vs Antonio Maldonado 1-1-1

Aug 17, 2000 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, USA

Antonio Maldonado LOSES to Sergio Mora by SD in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Sergio Mora “The Latin Snake”

  • WINS 28
  • LOSSES 5
  • DRAWS 2
  • KOs 9

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Height 6'0" (1.83 m)

Reach 73" (185 cm)

  • Born

    December 04, 1980
  • Age

    36
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    East Los Angeles, CA
  • Trains in

    Los Angeles, CA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    241
  • KO Percentage

    26%
  • Boxing Hero

    Sugar Ray Leonard

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Bio

Bio

Employing defensive wizardry and an unorthodox style, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora is as quick and tricky as his nickname implies. The Los Angeles native initially gained fame winning the first season of TV reality show “The Contender” before winning a world championship at 154 pounds.

#TBT winning California Golden Gloves #goldengloves #boxing

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Born a boxer in the backyard

Hailing from East Los Angeles, where he grew up with his mother and three brothers, Mora began fighting at backyard parties in the neighborhood for fun as a teenager.

He graduated to organized amateur bouts soon after that, and compiled an overall record of 40-10.

Mora reached the quarterfinals of the 1998 National Golden Gloves tournament and the semifinals of the 1999 United States national championships, and lost a decision to future 160-pound world champion Jermain Taylor at the 2000 Olympic trials.

He made his professional debut at the age of 19 in August 2000, winning a four-round split decision over Antonio Maldonado in Anaheim, California.

Minutes after winning the million dollar prize. #thecontender #tbt

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Rising to stardom as "The Contender”

Mora’s pro career started strongly as he won his first 12 fights before landing a spot on the inaugural season of The Contender reality TV series on NBC.

He decisioned three opponents in four weeks to reach the live season finale in May 2005 from Las Vegas, where he won a unanimous decision over Peter Manfredo Jr. to become the show’s first champion.

It was an especially meaningful victory for Mora, as the $1 million prize he earned gave him the means to take care of his mother like she had done for him for so many years.

“The day I won The Contender, I told her, ‘You’re not going back to work tomorrow,’” Mora told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. “She didn’t want to quit, but I had just won the damn show. I called her boss myself and told him, ‘She’s done. Retired.’”

Sergio Mora and Peter Manfredo Jr.
Sergio Mora rocks Peter Manfredo Jr. during their rematch in Los Angeles on October 15, 2005.

From “Contender” to world champion

After defeating Manfredo in a rematch in October 2005, Mora would earn his biggest victory in June 2008 against 154-pound champ Vernon Forrest.

Although Forrest started strong, Mora’s awkward style began to frustrate him in the middle rounds, and Mora pulled out a close majority decision to become a world champion.

The fighters met in a rematch three months later, resulting in Forrest winning a unanimous decision.

Sergio Mora and Shane Mosley
Sergio Mora squares off against Shane Mosley during their draw in Los Angeles on September 18, 2010.

Moving up—in weight and status

After rebounding with a technical knockout of Calvin Green in April 2010, Mora would land his biggest fight yet when he took on multi-division champion Shane Mosley in a pay-per-view fight in September 2010.

In a nip-and-tuck affair in which neither fighter was able to establish dominance over the other, the bout was ultimately declared a draw.

From there, Mora moved up to 160 pounds, dropping a pair of fights to fellow Contender alumnus Brian Vera.

Beginning with a June 2013 victory over Poland’s Grzegorz Proksa, a two-time European Boxing Union 160-pound champ, Mora won five in a row.

He says he’s ready to challenge any of the big names in his division. “Put me under the lights versus a veteran,” Mora told the L.A. Times. “I know how to handle adversity.”