El Paso’s Abraham Han Faces Sergio Mora in IBF World Rankings Battle
With IBF Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor being forced to withdraw from his Feb. 6 fight due to his recent legal troubles, his opponent Sergio Mora was left without a foe for the main event of the ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” card at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss.
On two-weeks’ notice in steps 2014 SWFight.com Fighter of the Year, Abraham “Abie” Han.
“We were called five different times to fight at different events over the last few weeks,” says Han’s trainer Louie Burke. “We’ve been ready so we’re not just going into this fight with only two weeks of training.”
Three months after the biggest win of his career over Marcos Reyes, Han (23-1, 14KOs), the number 15th ranked IBF Middleweight in the world, gets a chance to take on a notable name in Mora (27-3-2, 9KOs), the number 14th ranked IBF Middleweight who came prominence in 2005 after winning NBC’s “The Contender” TV series tournament.
The most important thing about this USBA 160-lb. title bout is that the winner has been rumored to likely move into the number two spot in the IBF World Middleweight rankings.