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Abraham Han to face Sergio Mora, replace Jermain Taylor

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After the fallout from the Jermain Taylor incident late last week, Sergio Mora will face a new foe.

Mora will fight Abraham “Abie” Han on Feb. 6, promoter Lou DiBella confirmed to RingTV earlier this week.

Both will be vying for the vacant USBA middleweight title at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The bout will headline an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” telecast.

Han (23-1, 14 knockouts), who hails from El Paso, Texas, replaces Mora’s original opponent, Jermain Taylor, who was scheduled to defend his IBF middleweight title before being arrested on Jan. 19 for allegedly discharging a firearm during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark.

Taylor was able to post bond the following day, but his freedom was short-lived when a warrant was issued for his arrest due to the latest incident violating the terms of a previous arrest, when he allegedly shot his cousin in August.

His bond was revoked, prompting Taylor to surrender to authorities.

Han has won his last four bouts since his only pro loss at the hands of Glen Tapia in July 2013. His last win was on Oct. 18, decisioning Marcos Reyes over 10 rounds at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif.

The 34-year-old Mora, from East Los Angeles, won a world title at 154 pounds and is also famous for winning “The Contender” reality-TV series in 2004.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Salazar also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper,, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.