Newly-minted WBC super welterweight champion Sergio Mora attended Oscar De La Hoya's recent book signing in Los Angeles. De La Hoya, a six-division world champion and currently the WBC's No. 1 super welterweight contender, has authored the recently-released autobiography, "American Son".
"As a Mexican American growing up in East L.A., Oscar was a personal inspiration for me," said Mora."He proved that if you worked hard enough, no matter how large the obstacle, you could achieve your dream.
"That was in the back of my mind as I was training for my victory in "The Contender" as it was when I was training for my world title victory over Vernon Forrest. I had to tell that to Oscar in-person. And what better way to pay tribute than by getting a personally autographed copy of his life story"
Mora, 21-0-1 (5), captured the public's imagination by winning "The Contender" championship in its first season.
Earlier this month, Mora wrote his own Hollywood script, winning a 12-round split decision for his first world title, dethroning two-time world champion Vernon Forrest.