FRANCE'S MICHAEL MOTHMORA RISING FROM JOURNEYMEN RANKS
Press Release: Eleven years and 36 fights into his professional career, Frenchman Michel Mothmora was very much a journeyman. On November 2011, his record stood at just 15-21, and there were no real signs that anything was going to change what appeared to be his destiny in boxing. While he had pulled off an upset over Mehdi Nekaies (15-4) a year earlier, three losses had followed and he was brought in for the rematch so that Nekaies could rectify the “mistake” in his hometown of Toulon. However, the second time around, Mothmora stopped the local man in five rounds. Winning the rematch with Nekaies started a major upswing in the career of Mothmora.
Over the course of the next year he won five more bouts to line up a shot at the French middleweight title held by Karim Achour who had just gone ten hard rounds with the world class Martin Murray in England. Unfortunately Achour proved too big a handful for Mothmora on the night, but he made a good account of himself in his losing effort. He has since come back with two victories, and now with a positive win-loss record of 23-22 with 8 KOs, he is ready for another big fight.
On November 16th in his hometown Gien, Mothmora will face reigning Czech middleweight champion Stepan Horvath (11-0, 3 KOs). The former journeyman is now the hometown favorite, while the undefeated opponent is the underdog.
Despite the recent run of good results for Mothmora, Horvath will probably look at his opponent’s statistics and fancy his chances. The Michel Mothmora vs. Stepan Horvath title fight will be promoted by Michel Chagnoux and Ring Giennois and sanctioned for a regional title by the WBF.