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BJ Flores Expects Boost, Big Fights From Salita Promotions Deal

By Ryan Burton

BJ Flores (34-3-1) has advised BoxingScene.com that he has signed a promotional deal with Salita Promotions which is headed by former contender Dmitry Salita. The former cruiserweight title challenger has moved up to the heavyweight division where he hopes to soon get a title shot. Flores is ranked #9 by the WBA.

Salita's stable includes top female champion Claressa Shields and heavyweight contender Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller.  Salita's work with Miller is one of the reasons why Flores agreed to a deal.

"He is very smart and has developed some very good relationships in the sport.  Look at the work he has done with Jarrell Miller who is one of the best heavyweights in the sport, " Flores told BoxingScene.com.

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Flores had previously been part of the Premier Boxing Champions stable who helped lead him to title shots against Tony Bellew and Beibut Shumenov in the cruiserweight division. He believes that with move he will be able to face the top fighters in the heavyweight division.

"I am looking forward to landing some of the big fights that I haven't been able to secure myself and Dmitry is the guy for the job," Flores stated.

Flores was in the running to face Alexander Povetkin who is facing Christian Hammer on December 15th. He hopes to return to the ring soon.

IN OTHER NEWS: Tickets for the Ali Trophy semi-final bout in the cruiserweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series between WBO World Champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) and WBC World Champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) are on sale now via bilesuserviss.lv with prices starting at €50.

This biggest Cruiserweight unification fight for several years, takes place at the Arena Riga in Latvia on 27 January 2018.

Ukrainian Usyk has promised a night to remember for boxing fans at the arena and around the world: “Fans at the arena and in front of their TV’s can look forward to a beautiful and interesting battle between two world champions.”

Said Briedis: “I can’t wait to hear the noise of the devoted Latvian fans again. I will prepare myself over the next weeks to give them a show against Usyk.”

Tickets for Usyk vs Briedis start at €50 and are on sale now via bilesuserviss.lv

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 12-12-2017

Salita Promos saw the raw talent, and now will be carefully and professionally guiding Flores along to that coveted Cowboys Who Can't Yodel belt. LOL

Comment by mapleleaf27 on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=mlac;18327882]lol what on earth are you blabbering about? it was a joke you mong and i deliberately misspelled it[/QUOTE] thats lame man, go park my car and have some watermelon.....just kidding , peace bro

Comment by mlac on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=mapleleaf27;18327858]The Black community is so quick to call out racism and discrimination, the community for the most part remains bitter over events which took place some 200 years ago...and god forbid someone use the N word who is not from…

Comment by mapleleaf27 on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=mlac;18326581]he gots the juws behind him now, world title shot incoming![/QUOTE] You sound like the uneducated garbage fire Tyson Fury...the Black community is so quick to call out racism and discrimination, a community for the most part that remains bitter…

Comment by BigStomps on 12-11-2017

[QUOTE=paulf;18327077]That he used to be a prospect, but isn't anymore.[/QUOTE] Well I get what your saying but still... Them small promotion companies ain't worth a shet! I think a fighter is better off being a promotional free agent then signing…

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