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Optimistic Mora has the goods to blaze through Forrest

Unmotivated during training camp and listless in the ring, Vernon Forrest had a ready-made excuse after losing to Sergio Mora in June. But even if he returns stronger in the rematch, is it possible that Mora's just the better man?

Originally Published: September 9, 2008
By Graham Houston | Special to ESPN.com

When a fighter loses unexpectedly, he sometimes acts as if he can't quite believe what happened.

So it is with Vernon Forrest. Surprisingly beaten by Sergio Mora in June's junior middleweight title bout, he gets the chance to put the record straight in Saturday's HBO PPV show at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Forrest still seems to be struggling to come to terms with the Mora setback. It was a night when, after making a strong start, Forrest's fighting prowess tailed off ...

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