Peter Quillin Still Searches for an Oct. 26 Opponent. Sergio Mora Willing.

New York, NY (8/26/13) – With undefeated IBF middleweight champion Peter Quillin still in search of an opponent for his upcoming title defense October 26 in Atlantic City, former WBC junior middleweight champion and current world-rated middleweight contender Sergio Mora says that he would be honored to step in to face the champ.

“Peter Quillin is a really strong, big, and avoided middleweight champion. He is annihilating everyone that he steps in against and because of that, not many people are jumping at the chance to face him. I have never been afraid to face any fighter in my entire career though and the same goes for Peter,” stated Mora.

Mora continued, “His style reminds me a lot of the late great Vernon Forrest, so I would be very familiar with the task at hand and would love the opportunity to take on that challenge. Being able to return to the network where I had the biggest win of my entire career, to take on another highly regarded world champion, would truly be an absolute honor.”

“The Latin Snake” (24-3-2, 7KO’s), the original Contender Champion is coming off a unanimous 10-round decision victory over Grzegorz Proksa on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on June 28 of this year. Mora is currently rated #7 by the WBA and #14 by the IBF.

The brash and colorful Mora reached the high point of his career when he won the WBC light middleweight championship with a gutsy upset 12-round majority decision over the late great Vernon Forrest in 2008.

Proksa Eyes Title Run After Mora

PHILADELPHIA (June 21, 2013)—Former middleweight world title challenger Grzegorz Proksa is ready for his big showdown with former world champion Sergio Mora on June 28 th at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The card is promoted by Banner Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Matchroom Sport, Yes-Uum Events and Kevin “Silk” Brewer and will broadcasted live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

Proksa of Redhill, England via Poland has an impressive mark of 29-2 with 21 knockouts and knows that in order to get back at the front of title contention and has worked hard for the bout where he must beat the former WBC Super Welterweight champion.

“I have had 10 weeks of training”, said Proksa. “I am really happy and I am in great shape. I have had good preparation, so I can’t wait for the opening bell to prove myself and give a great performance.”

“I have got a lot of respect for Sergio but that respect will stop when the opening bell rings. I am in tip top shape, and I am already on weight”.

In the ten round co-feature, Brazilian knockout artist, Patrick Teixeira will take on Marcus Willis in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

The 22 year-old Teixeira of Sao Paulo, Brazil has a record of 19-0 with 17 knockouts. Teixeira has faced and knocked out the best Junior Middleweights in his native Brazil, such as Jailton De Jesus Souza (11-0); Eraldo Cesar Pereira (5-0); Dario Armando Matorras (13-1) and Pablo Aguero (3-0). In his last bout, Teixeira scored a 1 st round stoppage over Luis Acevedo on January 12 th.

Marcus Willis of Fort Myers, Florida has a record of 13-2-2 with 3 knockouts. The 26 year old has faced good competition and has quality wins over top prospect James De La Rosa (21-1) in an upset on April 12 th in Las Vegas; undefeated Yolexcy Leiva (2-0); Jamond Bourgeois (2-0) and Christopher De La Paz (4-0).

The undercard will feature the 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist from the Ukraine Taras Shelestyuk, now undefeated at 3-0, with 3 knockouts as a professional versus the undefeated Travis Hanshaw (7-0, 3 KO’s); Heavyweight prospect Donovan Dennis (6-1-0, 5 KO’s) from Davenport, Iowa will battle local Jacksonville heavyweight Curtis Harper (7-2); Jacksonville heavyweight Chris Vendola will appear in a 4 round heavyweight scrap when he takes on Kareem Brann, who will be making his professional debut in a four round Heavyweight bout. Brann is a Jacksonville Corrections Officer and FOP member; Jacksonville middleweight Steve Chadwick will also appear in a 4 round bout. The remainder of the undercard will be announced shortly. All bouts are subject to change without notice.

Jeremy Mincey aka Mr. Mince will host and perform at the Big City Brawl in Duval. He will also host the weigh-in at The Jacksonville Landing.

Mora on Fighting Proksa: ” The Winner Should Fight for a Title”

JACKSONVILLE, FLA (June 19, 2013)—On Friday night, June 28 th former WBC Super Welterweight champion, Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora will take on former Middleweight world title challenger Grzegorz Proksa (29-2, 21 KO’s) at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The show, which will headline ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is promoted by Banner Promotions.

Mora (23-3-2, 7 KO’s) of East Los Angeles, California expects a great fight and a tough challenge from the former European Middleweight champion.

“Proksa is a solid fighter who fights with a lot of confidence”, said Mora.

“We have similar styles so it should be a chess match. Because we both have a great will to win, it should make for an excellent fight.”

Mora feels he has been on the wrong end of decisions with Brian Vera and a draw with Shane Mosley knows that judging of the fight is very important and can have huge implications in a fighter’s career.

“I hope the real winner gets the decisions. I felt I was wronged in the Vera fight and that spring boarded him to a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. I just hope the judges clearly see who is the effective aggressor, ring general and who has the better defense on June 28 th ”.

With stalwarts of the Middleweight division Sergio Martinez being injured and Chavez possibly moving up in weight, the winner will see himself in prime position for a title shot

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“There’s IBF champion Daniel Geale, Felix Sturm, The winner of Gennady Golovkin and Matthew Macklin as well as the only American of the bunch being WBO champion Peter Quillin, so the winner of this fight should fight for a title.”

Mora, who rose to fame by winning the Inaugural “Contender” competition has been a little under the radar since his draw with Mosley in 2010.

“I don’t know why that has been. An opponent has never beaten me up. I just never have had a promoter or network to build me. I come to win and what I have learned is that I have to evolve with the game to become relevant. This fight is a re-establishment fight for me. This is my 5 th fight on ESPN and I am glad to be back and ready to put on a show.”