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Sergio Mora to Meet Abie Han on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights

Former Junior Middleweight Titlist Sergio Mora to Meet Abie Han
on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

Sergio Mora - Abie Han

The February 6 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature former junior middleweight titleholder Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (27-3-2, 9 KOs) and veteran Abie “The Sun City Warrior” Han (23-1, 14 KOs) in the 12-round middleweight main event.

Friday’s show from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. The card is presented by DiBella Entertainment.

Commentators:

Joe Tessitore will be ringside with analyst Teddy Atlas describing the action for ESPN2, while studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will provide the latest boxing news and information. Alex Pombo and Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights for Noche de Combates (Fight Night) on both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio.

Main Event:

Los Angeles’ Mora—who won the first season of the reality series The Contender in 2004-05 before winning the WBC junior middleweight title in 2008—is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision win over Dashon Johnson.

“My trainer took a look at Han. He reminds us a lot of an opponent we fought before named Archak TerMeliksetian,” Mora said. “He’s tall, but he doesn’t fight tall. He fights compact and throws very strong, compact punches. He’s got a great record, so we can’t take him for granted.”

Han, of Texas, has won four fights in a row, including his last, a 10 round majority decision win over Marco Reyes.

“It’s an honor to fight someone of Mora’s caliber,” Han said. “He is a former world champion. He’s very smart and he’s a veteran of the game of boxing. I’m looking forward to the challenge. I feel, come the 6th, I will have to be on my A-game. I feel like if I am on my A-game, I can pull off the upset.”

Co-Feature:

Friday’s eight-round co-feature will pit undefeated junior middleweight Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (8-0, 6 KOs) against a yet-to-be-determined opponent after Lubin’s original opponent dropped out due to a failed medical test. In his last bout, Florida’s Lubin scored an eight-round unanimous decision win over veteran Norberto Gonzalez.

Next week on Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates:

Boxcino 2015, a single-elimination, two-weight class tournament featuring eight fighters in both the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions, will begin on Friday, Feb. 13 with the junior middleweight quarterfinal round. The show, from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., will air live at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN.

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