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BJ Flores Targets Lateef Kayode, Wants Him Next

By Ryan Burton
 
Cruiserweight contender BJ Flores (24-1) tuned in to the latest installment of ShoBox and saw prospect Lateef Kayode keep his record perfect when he defeated Nick Iannuzzui (16-2) via unanimous decision on Friday night.

"I saw the fight between Lateef Kayode and Nick Ianuzzi on Showtime because I was curious to see this guy who everyone was talking about in Kayode," Flores told BoxingScene.com.

Kayode saw his 14 fight KO streak come to an end and many thought the scores should have been closer than the announced figures on the scorecards. Flores felt that Iannuzzi did enough to win the fight outright. 

"Iannuzzi won the fight no question!  Iannuzzi fought well and everyone at my house that night was sure he won the fight."
 
The part time ESPN boxing analyst feels that boxing politics may have played into Kayode getting the nod on the scorecards. 

"What did Lateef do to win? Oh yeah, he is the fighter signed by the promoter (Gary Shaw) doing the show."
 
Flores held the NABO and NABF titles that Kayode currently holds.  He would love a crack at the undefeated Nigerian who is trained by Freddie Roach.  Kayode won the vacant NABO title when he knocked out Antonio Escalera and the NABF title when he knocked out Epifanio Mendoza.  Both fights took place last year. 

"I want my NABO and NABF titles back that Kayode won after I was stripped."
 
BJ thinks Kayode is one dimensional and the way to beat the power puncher is by outboxing.  He thinks the hype surrounding Kayode is bigger than his actual ability. Flores thinks that he would win a wide decision over the rugged prospect.

"I will make it so one sided he will look for a new career after I beat him. They are beating the drum really hard for this guy Kayode. He is an very average fighter. I will expose him."
 
Flores ended our conversation with a message for Kayode's promoter Gary Shaw and matchmaker John Beninati

"Gary or John B. get a hold of me. I will fight your boy anywtime! He is just the kind of in-between fight I need before a big fight back in Austrailia this summer."
 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tyger on 02-06-2011

Flores would expose Kayode but I doubt Kayode wants to wait til 2020(BJ's next fight).

Comment by knockoutkid on 02-06-2011

BJ is one of those bums who builds an impressive record until you look at who he's fought just so he can look good as a chosen defense to a German type champion.

Comment by Kevin Malone on 02-06-2011

[QUOTE=Heebarican;10067597]I can see why :lol1:[/QUOTE] Exactly what I was gonna post. :haha:

Comment by Tuavale on 02-06-2011

Koyode Ugly looks like crap and B.J. jumps up and wants in now that he knows he's one dimensional, slow and easy to frustrate. That figures with BJ. Still don't think BJ would beat him.

Comment by Heeb on 02-06-2011

I can see why :lol1:

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