Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (22-1-1, 6 KOs) is set to return to the ring on July 23rd at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. The bout will be the main event televised by Telefutura. The “Latin Snake” will be taking on veteran JC Candelo (30-10-4, 20 KOs). Mora returns to the ring after a seventh round stoppage of Calvin Green this past April on the televised pay per view undercard of Hopkins-Jones 2 in Las Vegas. The stoppage victory was Mora’s first fight in almost seventeen months.
With promotional and managerial issues behind him, Mora plans on being more active after essentially losing a year and a half of his career. “I am signed with Golden Boy and Cameron Dunkin now so I shouldn’t have any problems being active,” he said. Mora has one goal in mind and that is capturing another world title. “I want to feel what I felt in 2008 when I won the junior welterweight title. That is what is driving me. I want a shot at a middleweight title.
“I am not taking Candelo lightly. My trainer Dean Campos is pushing me and I am training hard for this fight,” Mora stated after a training session. “I know I need to beat him to take another step in my quest.”
If everything goes as planned Mora would like to step up in his next fight and fight one of the top rated contenders in the middleweight division.