Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

BJ Flores Talks Iannuzzi Win, Eyes October Return

By Ryan Burton

Cruiserweight contender BJ Flores (25-1) returned to the ring Saturday night for the first time since suffering his first career loss, a unanimous decision to Danny Green in Green's backyard this past November.  Flores dropped Iannuzzi in the 1st round and kept the pressure on until Iannuzzi's corner stopped the contest at the of the fifth round. Coming off the loss to Green, Flores was looking to make a statement.

Flores told BoxingScene, "I knocked him down hard in the first round with an overhand right.  He barely beat the count.  I wanted to make a statement in this fight. It was very important to me that I not only won but won impressively. This was a crossroads fight for me."

The Green fight was contested at a catchweight of 195 pounds. This fight was fought at the full 200 pound cruiserweight limit. The part time ESPN analyst felt a lot stronger at the full weight limit and attributes that to being one of the reasons that he was able to make a statement versus a highly rated opponent. 

"I felt very good and very strong. Coming in at 200 pounds instead of 195 like I did for my last fight made a huge difference! This was the type of fight I needed. Nick Ianuzzi showed that he is a top level North American cruiserweight in his fight versus Lateef Kayode and I went out there and dominated him in his next fight," said Flores.

A nice size crowd was on hand Saturday night and Flores revealed that he has a deal in place for another fight in Springfield, Missouri. He also vowed to be in the ring on a more frequent basis.

"Now that we have this deal in place with the O'Reilly center we will be fighting again in late October. I will be fighting again in Springfield, MO at the end of October. I will fight another tough top rated North American opponent and I expect the same type of result. This is a new chapter in my career where I will be active and exciting!"

Send questions or comments to [email protected] follow Ryan on twitter
@ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Looks Poor in Lackluster Akavov Win Billy Joe Saunders: I'll Do My Two Mandatories, Then a Big Fight Frank Warren Sees Bradley Skeete Going For World Title in 2017 Tony Bellew Hints That David Haye is Broke: His Life is in Turmoil! Julian Williams: I'm More Focused, I Definitely Went The Extra Mile Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers! Johnny Navarrete Shocks Jorge Paez Jr. - Retirement Looms? Ed Brown is Fighting For His Life After Being Shot in The Head Saunders: I Called Out GGG, Now I'm Embarrassed By Performance Michael Conlan: McGregor Will Carry Irish Flag at My Pro Debut Photos: Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand For Joseph Parker Showdown Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov - CompuBox Punch Stats Freddie Roach Impressed: Murat Gassiev Was a Beast in There Murat Gassiev vs. Denis Lebedev - CompuBox Punch Stats Billy Joe Saunders Struggles in Decision Win Over Artur Akavov Lolenga Mock, Sherman Williams Win in Aarhus, Denmark Jack Catterall Outpoints Diego Luque, Retains Fringe WBO Regional Lebedev Wants a Rematch: I Thought I Won or it Was a Draw Paul Butler Beats Alexander Cazares, Targets Jamie McDonnell Kubrat Pulev Batters, Stops Samuel Peter in Four Rounds Murat Gassiev Drops, Decisions Lebedev With Split Nod For IBF Belt Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Julius Indongo Destroys Eduard Troyanovsky in One - HUGE Upset Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey - CompuBox Punch Stats Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout Marcos Villasana Jr. Looks To Continue His Run in Acapulco Frank Warren: Eubank Jr is All Talk, Won't Sign To Face Saunders Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE Results From Moscow Jessie Magdaleno: Manny Robles Should Be Trainer of The Year Jose Ramirez Ready To Travel, Challenge Ricky Burns in Scotland Juan Manuel Marquez Will Enter Camp in January, No Retirement Abel Sanchez To Saunders: Stop Talking, Call To Fight Golovkin Pazienza Understands Blackwell's Desire To Put Himself at Risk Frank Warren on Flanagan's Options, Saunders' Return, More Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson Looms For January 28 Bellew: McGegor Just Wants UFC Shares, Mayweather Drills Him Video: Thomas Dulorme on Sparring Mayweather, Joining TMT McGregor: If Mayweather Runs, I Have Other Boxing Targets! Denis Lebedev-Murat Gassiev: Pre-Fight Report Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement