Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sergio Mora vs Rito Ruvacalba

Last Friday's fight at the Morongo Casino in Cabazon, California between Sergio Mora, of "Contender" fame, and Rito Ruvacalba was a bit of a disappointment. Mora seems to be regressing and seems satisfied with resting on his laurels as a "Contenders" Champion.

I don't understand referee Ray Corona's decision to stop the fight in the sixth round. Ruvacalba was still fighting back, and in the last exchange he had only taken one solid punch, the rest either missed or landed on Ruvacalba's gloves. Mora looked sloppy, especially when lunging and leading with the left hook. He struggled more than he should have considering he was fighting someone with eight losses on his record. Mora clearly was the better fighter and he started to come on a bit but Ruvacalba more than held his own. Mora showed good sense backing out of his fight with Jermaine Taylor and if he's smart, he'll stay away from Kelly Pavlik, at least for the time being.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mora needs to stay away from any top 10 "real" contender not just Pavlik or Taylor as he will get smoked! He is nothing but a club fighter with a reality championship behind him. Can we please stop talking about this "pretender"!

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