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The Champion vs. Contender: Talks heat up

Originally Published: June 30, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The promotion is simply a natural: The Champion vs. The Contender.

That is why negotiations opened this week that could lead to a fall showdown between middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor and Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora, the popular winner of the first season of "The Contender" reality boxing series.

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Lou DiBella, who promotes Taylor, has been in discussions with Jeff Wald, one of "The Contender" promotional group's top executives, ...

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