Feature | Jan 12 2015

EXCLUSIVE Sergio Mora warns Jermain Taylor: I’m looking to hurt my opponents now, not just outpoint them

Sergio Mora tells James Slater he's ready to make the most of surprise shot at Jermain Taylor

FORMER Contender star and WBC light-middleweight champion Sergio Mora was offered a shot at Jermain Taylor back in 2007, when Taylor was the undisputed middleweight king. Surprisingly, “The Latin Snake,” as 34-year-old Mora is known, turned down the fight to the derision of many. But now, some eight years on, Mora, 27-3-2(9) will at last challenge Taylor, on February 6th, for Taylor’s IBF middleweight title.

36-year-old Taylor, 33-4-1(20) rejuvenated his career with the points win he scored over Sam Soliman last October and Mora will be the first man to challenge “Bad Intentions” for the belt.

Here’s what Mora had to say about the upcoming fight: