BRYAN VERA AND SERGIO MORA SET TO REMATCH ON AUGUST 11 AT THE ILLUSIONS THEATER AT THE ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
TELEFUTURA TO TELEVISE BATTLE FOR
THE VACANT NABO MIDDLEWEIGHT CROWN
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
A full undercard will be announced shortly.