SERGIO MORA HEADS TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CARD
AT PALA CASINO ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22ND
ANTHONY THOMPSON VS. GRADY BREWER IN I.B.O. WORLD TITLE FIGHT
Former junior middleweight world champion Sergio “THE LATIN SNAKE” Mora is headed to “TKO World Championship Boxing at the Pala Casino” set for Saturday, August 22nd at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California.
Mora, who most recently split a pair of world title bouts with Vernon Forrest in 2008, will serve as the special guest at the event in addition to handling broadcast duties on the tape delayed broadcast. He also was the winner of NBC’s first season of the boxing reality show, The Contender in 2005.
“TKO World Championship Boxing at the Pala Casino” is headlined by an I.B.O. Junior Middleweight World Championship bout between Philadelphia’s Anthony “THE MESSENGER” Thompson and Grady Brewer, winner of The Contender, Season Two.
Said Mora about the main event, “I know both guys very well having seen many of their fights. I feel that Brewer has a slight edge, he’s already beaten Thompson even though it was five years ago. Brewer’s a very smart, highly experienced boxer with a great skill set."
"For Thompson it’s a tough fight but one he can win if he can overcome the fact that he already lost to Brewer once. Besides the world title, which is so important for both guys, there’s a lot at stake in a fight like this. The winner will be in a terrific position for even greater opportunities.”
The August 22nd event at the Pala Casino is TKO BOXING Promotions’ first event in Southern California, a boxing scene that the lifelong Southern California native Mora knows very well.
“The last couple of years Southern California has truly experienced a great period for professional boxing. Starting off with the 20,000 fans that were at Mosley/Margarito in January at the Staples Center, this year has been terrific with great fights and terrific fan support at all levels of shows."
“I’m very happy that Chet and the TKO team are promoting shows at the Pala Casino, it’s another opportunity for boxing fans in Southern California to see great fights at a terrific venue” said Mora.
Other outstanding prospects previously announced for “TKO World Championship Boxing at the Pala Casino” include San Diego middleweight K.J. Noons, 8-2-0 (5KO’s), Mexican junior featherweight Rafael Valenzuela, 12-1-0 (6KO’s), and Los Angeles based bantamweight Leo “TEREMOTO” Santa Cruz , 9-0-1 (2KO’s).
Further details of “TKO World Championship Boxing at the Pala Casino” will be announced shortly.
ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweights Joey Gilbert, Dennis Hasson and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose, James Countryman and Dmitry Chudinov, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Cortez Bey, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Mickey Bey Jr., and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.
Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at website, www.tkoboxingpromotions.com
ABOUT PALA CASINO SPA & RESORT
Pala Casino Spa & Resort is located in northern San Diego County 15 miles north of Escondido, 12 miles south of Temecula and just five miles east of I-15 on Highway 76. The AAA 4-diamond Pala Casino Spa & Resort offers 507 luxury rooms, including 82 suites. The casino has more than 2,000 state-of-the-art slot and video machines, 87 Vegas-style table games, eight restaurants and four entertainment venues. The state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot Pala Spa won the 2009 Best Casino Spa from Spas of America. For more information about Pala Casino Spa & Resort visit http://www.palacasino.com.