World ranked cruiserweight BJ "EL
PELIGROSO" Flores returns to action on
Saturday, March 21st to face Columbian
banger Jose Luis "EL PANTERA" Herrera in
Pensacola, Florida in a twelve round bout
for the NABO Cruiserweight Title.
"I'm very excited for this opportunity,
Herrera is a very hard hitting veteran, I
saw what he did on ESPN with his great win
over Aaron Williams last year and know
that I'll have to be at my very best to
beat him" said Flores. 'He's a legitimate
force in the division and has never gone
the distance, either he knocks me out or I
knock him out which should make for an
action packed fight for the fans."
The Miami based Herrera brings a record
of 16-5-1 into the battle with Flores, all
of his wins and losses coming by knockout.
The Flores/Herrera bout is the co-main
event to "MARCH BADNESS" at the Pensacola
Civic Center featuring the return of
native son and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.
who will battle Omar Sheika in the main
The Arizona based Flores, 22-0-1
(14KO's), now training in Las Vegas is
ranked #7 by the WBO and the WBA, #9 by
the WBC and #12 by the IBF. He returned to
the ring on January 23rd in Las Vegas with
a third round knockout of Matt Hicks.
"It was great to get back after an 11
month layoff against Hicks, but I really
want to fight often this year and I'm
looking forward to putting on a great
performance on March 21st. Roy has been a
legend in boxing and I'm honored to fight
on this show in front of his hometown
fans" said Flores.
"I've wanted to fight for a world title
for a long time and in 2009 I hope to
finally get my opportunity. If I beat
Herrera, I want to face WBO Champion
Victor Ramirez immediately. I don't want
to waste any time, if it means going to
Argentina, then that's what I'll do."
Prior to facing Hicks, Flores won an
ESPN televised twelve round decision over
Darnell Wilson o February 8, 2008 for the
USBA Cruiserweight Title.
"MARCH BADNESS" is promoted by Square
Ring Promotions in association with Hirsch
Borao Boxing and the Pensacola Civic
Center. Tickets are available through
Ticketmaster and the Pensacola Civic
Center box office.
The "MARCH BADNESS" pay per view is
being distributed by Square Ring
Promotions, Inc. live on pay per view at
9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT in North America, on
cable and satellite via iNDemand, TVN,
DirecTV and Dish Network in the United
States, as well as Viewer's Choice, Shaw
Cable, Star Choice and Bell TV in Canada,
for a suggested retail price of only
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