Sergio Mora was born in a tiny apartment in East LA where he lived with his mother and three brothers until just a few weeks ago. At 24, he and his older brother have finally moved out... to the apartment downstairs. He is the first to admit that his family lives in the ghetto but bristles at being lumped into the East LA stereotype. Although he grew up without a father, his respect for his mother and the desire for a better life turned him to sports instead of gangs.
As a teenager, Sergio knocked out many of his friends just "goofing around" in the street. Without the support of a promoter or a manager, Sergio first started fighting at backyard barbeques in East Los Angeles. His friend Carlos would often arrange these fights for entertainment and sport. This independent 24-year-old middleweight, who’s known in his East L.A. neighborhood as the ‘Latin Snake’ hopes to restore the integrity of boxing by showing that they are more than just fighters, they’re real people.
Sergio trains at the same gym and the signage on the front bears his picture and nickname: "the Latin Snake." Sergio's dream is to make enough money boxing to allow his mother to quit her job working at a warehouse and send her traveling the world ... without his brothers. “My mom deserves the best and she never got it, it’s my turn to take care of her.”