By Ryan Burton
Cruiserweight contender BJ Flores (28-1) has informed BoxingScene.com that Don King has released him from his promotional contract. Flores said that the split was cordial.
"(We are on) very, very, amicable terms. Don King is a man of his word and did what he said he would in the beginning (when I signed with him). He told me 'BJ if I can't get you the big fights, I will give you your contract back.' That's exactly what he did. Very professional," Flores told BoxingScene.com.
There is speculation that Flores, who is ranked #2 by the WBO, might be involved in the next Million Dollar Tournament in Monaco.
The first "Million Dollar Tournament" concluded in July when highly rated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez knocked out Denis Grachev in the first round of their finals matchup.
In addition to Flores, Ola Afolabi (19-3), Brad "Hollywood" Pitt (14-0) and Junior Makabu (14-1) have been mentioned. As possible participants to round out the field of the four man, single elimination cruiserweight tournament.
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