Mandatory Eight Count: One of These Days, Sergio Mora Will Be a Star

Robert Guerrero will be back in action on November 6 in Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Promoter Schaefer takes on 'holiday' boxing (The Fabulous Forum)
The Nov. 6 card with Robert Guerrero and James Kirkland will be in Austin, Texas. There's also the news in here that the Showtime bantamweight card could come on December 4, when Top Rank is holding the Cotto-Chavez PPV. Someone should convince Top Rank to go to Friday night with the PPV, or convince Showtime to go Friday night with the bantamweights. What's wrong with a Friday night?

Peter Manfredo Jr: "After Joppy, Bring on Kelly Pavlik" (BoxingScene.com)
I don't think I want to hear anything about the idiotic IBO being better than the other sanctioning bodies anymore, since they're having their "middleweight champion" Peter Manfredo Jr. defend against William Joppy, who is shot three times over, on October 8. Manfredo says if he doesn't get cut or hurt, he'd like to try to come back just over a month later with that Kelly Pavlik fight that's been talked about by his new promoter, Lou DiBella. Joppy (39-6-1, 30 KO) hasn't won a fight since 2007, and hasn't beaten anyone good in nearly a decade.

Booth's story doesn't impress Molitor (Toronto Sun)
This is a must-read for anybody interested in the Sept. 11 Molitor-Booth fight. Steve Molitor doesn't care about Jason Booth's recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, says his life has been harder, that none of it means "f**k all once the bell rings," and that he trains "way harder than anybody." Molitor has always been a moody sort in interviews and the like, but this is different.

Fury: "It’s time for Chisora to put up or shut up!" (BoxRec News)
On one side, David Haye and Tyson Fury. On the other, Audley Harrison and Derek Chisora. There's a family reunion you can leave me out of.

Kimbo Slice on Boxing Career: 'My Goal Is to Do Damage' (FanHouse)
Those who saw Kimbo Slice's professional MMA career know that the punching power just is not what it was made out to be when he was a YouTube sensation fighting idiots, wannabes, weirdos, and morons. But God, I can't help but like the guy. He's funny, he's honest, and even when he was fighting in backyards and parking lots, he exhibited sportsmanship and professionalism. This interview is a good read. I'm not a believer in his chances in pro boxing on anything bigger than a club scale, but he's an interesting guy.

The Scorecard Treatment: Chopped Down - Was DeMarcus Corley Robbed in Argentina? (The Boxing Bulletin)
Corey Erdman of SIRIUS 98 and The Boxing Bulletin does a round-by-round of the much-discussed Maidana-Corley fight. It's a recommended read, and the fight a recommended watch. If you haven't watch that and Calderon-Segura from this past weekend, get on it.

'Boom Boom', Barrera to clash in rematch (ABS-CBN News)
Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista and Alejandro Barrera (cousin of Marco Antonio) will rematch after their controversial fight from this weekend. Bautista won a TKO-4 on a cut that stopped the fight, ruled to be on a punch. It was a foul that caused the damage, however. Apparently Bautista first has to face Hector Julio Avila in -- you guessed it!! -- Dubai.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Sergio Mora Until Now... (Golden Boy @ Facebook)
Hopefully the link works, but if not...

2-Mora's most embarrassing moment: "In 4th grade I got hit on the forehead with a bat & got stitches. Everyone called me Frankenstein."

How about that time he turned down a shot at the middleweight championship and a career-high payday because Memphis was too close to Arkansas and he was a big, important contender (ha!) who didn't need such biased travesties-in-the-making? Everyone called him a lot worse than Frankenstein after that. Oh, or maybe that time after he turned that down, and he wound up beneath Alfonso Gomez on a card on ESPN2, and drew Elvin Ayala.

It's been five years of people trying to sell us Sergio Mora. It's not happening, guys.

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