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Press Release - :10th March 2009

BJ FLORES FACES JOSE LUIS HERRERA ON MARCH 21ST

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 event.

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 $29.95. It will also be available on Maxboxing.com

 

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