Mora shocks Forrest!
'Latin Snake' eludes 'The Viper!'
The crowd of 3700 fight fans inside the Mohegan Sun Arena booed loudly due to the lack of action over the first five rounds. Those boos suddenly turned to cheers as a right hand by Mora seemingly stunned Forrest. The former title holder however was able to survive an onslaught by Mora, who is not known for his punching power.
The fight continued to be fought on the inside as referee Dick Flaherty let the two men do their work. Forrest (40-3, 29 KOs) abandoned his jab for some time choosing to instead lead with a left hook in hopes of trying to trick the dodging Mora into walking straight into a punch. Mora stuck to his jab and as action would tie up on the inside, both fighters would exchange single shots to the ribs or head of the other.
- By: Billy "Loops" Luppert and Scott Ploof at ringside
- Photography by Emily Harne
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