Sergio Mora v Grzegorz Proksa: ESPN FNF Preview
By Sevak Sarkisian: Former WBC JR. Middleweight champion Sergio Mora will make his return to the ring on June 28th against former European Middleweight Champion and world title challenger Grzegorz Proksa.
Many fans in America are very familiar with Mora given the fact that he was the winner of the contender tv show during the shows first season. He has also been fighting on ESPN for many years. Mora (23-3-2-7KO’s) possesses good boxing skills and has very good height and reach for a Jr. Middleweight/Middleweight fighter. He is a slick fighter with decent hand speed and moves around well in the ring. Even though Mora is of Mexican decent, he does not fight in the typical Mexican come forward style.
Instead, Mora likes to use his skills height and slickness to outbox and outpoint his opponents. Mora is very experienced and has been in the ring with some good opposition. He holds quality wins against Ishe Smith, Jesse Brinkley, Peter Manfredo and Vernon Forrest. I expect for his experience to help him in this fight against his European foe.
Proksa (29-2-21KO’s) on the other hand is a fighter with an awkward style. He is a southpaw that fights with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. He seems to be a very confident fighter and loves to throw lead left hands. For the most part, Proksa’s career has been carefully handled and he’s been matched up soft. His most credible win is against Sebastian Sylvester for the EBU Middleweight title. Proksa also fought for the world title against Golovkin putting forth a brave effort but still getting blown out in five rounds. He seemed to be uncomfortable taking Golovkins punches. Proksa is a small middleweight at only 5’8 in height and I expect him to run into some problems because of his lack of size against Mora.
I am looking forward to this fight and I am happy ESPN was able to put together an enticing main event for this weeks Friday night fights. I believe this will be a competitive matchup but I expect Sergio’s experience, boxing skills and size to help him prevail in this fight.
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