Sergio Mora Net Worth: Sergio Mora (born December 4, 1980) is an American professional boxer. He is a former WBC light middleweight champion and was the first winner of NBC’s The Contender series.
He is the champion of reality TV show The Contender, initially being a member of the West Coast Team. He fought Najai Turpin, the contestant who later committed suicide, in the first round. In the Quarter Finals he was put up against the favored Ishe Smith, beating him to reach the semifinals. He fought against Jesse Brinkley in the semifinals and defeated him after seven rounds, earning a place to box against Peter Manfredo in the final. In the final fight Sergio defeated Manfredo in a seven round unanimous decision to become the Contender champion. He defeated Manfredo by a split decision in a rematch.
Months later he beat Archak Ter-Meliksetian (15-3) by TKO in the 7th of 10 rounds.
Mora fought the IBA Title holder Eric Regan (26-2) on August 25, 2006, at the Arco Arena in Sacramento CA. Mora won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds.
Rumors are that Mora was to fight WBC/WBO middleweight title holder Jermain Taylor at some point 2007. However, on March 15, 2007, Mora turned down a seven figure fight against Taylor that would have taken place in Memphis, which Mora felt was too close to Taylor’s home of Little Rock, Arkansas (and that if the fight were to go to a decision, the judges would give Taylor a decision based on the fact that Taylor came from Little Rock, Arkansas). With only 18 career bouts at the time, Mora also felt he lacked experience to challenge for a world title.
Sergio was to fight Kassim Ouma (25-3-1 15 KOs) in a middleweight bout on September 15, 2007. It was to be televised on HBO as one of the undercard bouts supporting the main event, (Juan Manuel Márquez vs. Jorge Rodrigo Barrios). However, the event was canceled after Marquez suffered an injury during training. He fought Elvin Ayala on October 16, 2007 as the undercard of Gomez vs Tackie at The Home Depot Center. The 10-round fight ended in a draw as Ayala outworked a rusty Sergio in the first half of the fight, but Sergio came on in the 2nd half of the fight.
On January 11, 2008, Sergio Mora stopped Rito Ruvalcaba in the sixth round of their scheduled 10-round middleweight fight at the Casino Morongo. Mora was behind on two of three judges’ scorecards entering the sixth round. He hurt Ruvalcaba with a combination, drove him to the ropes and landed another left hand, at which point the referee stopped the fight. But Ruvalcaba was still punching at the time of the stoppage, leading to some controversy.
Sergio Mora Net Worth: $1 Million