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Eric and Anthony Flores Turn Pro, Ink With Top Rank

By Ryan Maquiñana

Amateur standouts Eric and Anthony Flores have turned pro and have signed with Top Rank, according to their manager, Cameron Dunkin.

Eric was the 2010 USA Boxing National Championships silver medalist at lightweight (132 lbs.), while his brother Anthony was also a fixture at national tournaments as a junior welterweight (141 lbs.).

“I’ve been watching them for a while in the amateurs, and they are going to be some good ones,” Dunkin said.  “The contract and everything is set with Top Rank.”

The brothers hail from Inglewood, Calif., and found the sport on accident several years ago stumbling upon the gym in Rogers Park after soccer season was over.  Now they take the next step into the pros.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly column for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (CSNBayArea.com). He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at www.maqdown.com , or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cashtro on 01-27-2012

I fought and beat Anthony last year at the Nationals, tough guy with heavy hands. I wish him and his brother the best of luck.

Comment by jrosales13 on 01-27-2012

[QUOTE=FirePunch;11714063]I Hope they have strong stomachs because with Top Rank they will be fed tons of tomato cans ............................................[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=fceeviper;11714088]With TR? Smh[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=flint;11714168]with top rank. not only will they be fed tomato cans. top rank is going to find away…

Comment by tostao on 01-27-2012

good luck Tony , Eric ! Top Rank knows how to promote mexican boxers .

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 01-27-2012

Can't wait to see Anthony going. He can really pop!!!

Comment by flint on 01-27-2012

with top rank. not only will they be fed tomato cans. top rank is going to find away to take some of their money

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