Last nite's ESPN
FNF super middleweights battle from Fort Worth, Texas
featuring former "Contender" TV show grads
Sergio Mora and Bryan Vera facing one another in
the main event.
What we get is a
couple of game veterans of club fighter level
credentials when aligned with other names among
the super middleweight field such as an Andre
Ward, Mikkel Kessler, Lucian Bute and Robert
Stieglitz among others.
the viewer witnessed was a tightly contested
affair that closed on a split decision ending... Mora showed the better skills, while Vera took
the role of non-stop brawler.
They halve the
opening two stanzas before a coin flip round
three had it all square in points at 29 – it
would then go one for you and one for me, with
Vera the busier and Mora the more accurate.
Vera would claim
numbers six and seven with Mora's cut over left
eye in six and right eye in seven, courtesy of
meeting of the minds aka the ol' inadvertent
clash of heads.
Mora shows true
grit in having the better over the
"championship" rounds of 8-9-10; at least on my
had it Vera 96-94, 96-94; Mora 96-94. It was
that type of club fight. My unofficial tallies
went Mora 96-95 in points and 5-4-1 under the
yesterday round by round method.
Mora (22-2-2, 6 KOs) ~ age 30, has good boxing
skills and is game with
good chin, problem is once stepping up a notch
will be handicapping in punching power
department. Return bout with Vera makes sense
for both fighters.
Vera (Bryan Vera (18-5, 11 KOs) ~ age 29, got
this TV main event while having lost four of last
The thrill of victory was clearly
visible and understandable. But, like his last nite foe, he too is a career club fight level