Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Gabriel Flores Leans To Fury To Beat Wilder in Rematch

As previously reported by, Gabriel Flores Jr. (19-0) will return to action on February 22nd on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The 4 fight pay-per-view portion of the card will be distributed by ESPN and FOX.

The 19-year-old Northern California native went 5-0 in 2019 and hopes to have a similar workload this year.  Even though his competition level will continue to increase, he believes he will be able to maintain his busy pace. 

"I want to fight at least 5 times this year. I like to stay busy. Through all my whole career we have been staying busy. We are doing more rounds now but I feel like I am not really getting touched up so there is no problem getting back in the ring," Flores told

wilder-fury (1)_11

Wilder and Fury fought to a split draw in 2018.  Fury out boxed Wilder for large portions of the fight but Wilder was able to floor the 6'9" Fury twice to pull out the controversial draw.

Flores believes the rematch is also close to a 50-50 fight but leans toward Fury to edge it out.

"That one is really tough. I feel like Tyson Fury can pull it off for sure. I feel like he won the first one. All it takes is one punch from Wilder so you never know but I would say Fury," Flores stated.

Flores fought for the first time in his hometown of Stockton last May in front of a sold out crowd of over 10,000 fans.  Flores said that there are definitely plans for another fight in Stockton this year.

"Everybody out here in Stockton has been waiting on it. They say they are ready to buy tickets even though I don't have a date or anything. They can't wait till we do it again out here," said Flores.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter 

User Comments and Feedback
Top Headlines
Warren: Knockdowns Give Fury Psychological Edge Over Wilder Spike O'Sullivan Anticipates 154 Title Eliminator on Canelo Card Adrian Montoya Takes Down Juan Torres in Two Rounds Cameron Krael Stuns Ravshan Hudaynazarov By Split Nod Haye: Fury Taking Big Gamble With Decision To Change Trainer Dulay Furious With Loss: I Boxed The Hell Out Of Magdaleno Mike Tyson: Fury Getting Up Was Like Rocky, Made Me a Fan Caleb Plant Not Keen On Short-Notice Fight Versus Canelo Perrella on TKO Loss: I Won Every Round - It's Like Chavez-Taylor Rau'Shee Warren: Felt Good To Be Back, I Want To Return in May Abel Ramos Stops Perrella With 1 Second Left in Fight Dubois: Joe Joyce Will Retire, This Will Be His Last Career Fight! Caleb Plant: I Want David Benavidez, I'm Tired of Waiting! Ryan Garcia: I Look Like A F--kin' Beast At 21 Years Old! Caleb Plant Batters, Dominates Feigenbutz in TKO Win Jordan Gill Back, Has Return Set For March 28 In London Dorticos Expects a "Classic" Battle With Mairis Briedis in Riga News: Kash Ali, Alex Dilmaghani, Brad Foster, Chamberlain, More Mike Tyson Reacts To Wilder's Prediction of Beating Him Kell Brook: I'd Be 100% in Errol Spence Rematch - I'd Beat Him Benavidez Warns Plant: Easy To Look Good Against a Bum! Elwin Soto Destroys Javier Rendon in The First Round Hearn: Pressure on Joshua To KO Pulev - They Will Trade Punches Caleb Plant Beats Down Overmatched Feigenbutz, TKO in Ten Caleb Plant vs. Vincent Feigenbutz - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Abel Ramos Scores Dramatic Stoppage of Bryant Perrella Diego Magadeleno Drops, Shocks Austin Dulay For Decision Win Plant: Not Here To Be Nice To Feigenbutz, Here To Knock Him Out Rau'Shee Warren Returns, Decisions Gilberto Mendoza Over Ten Ramos: Perrella's Trash Talk Is As Basic As The Way He Fights Feigenbutz: I Will KO Plant For My Nashville Fans Since He Doesn't Have Any Of His Own Dulay Embraces Hometown Edge For Crossroads Bout With Magdaleno Caleb Plant vs. Vincent Feigenbutz - LIVE Results From Nashville Benavidez: Feigenbutz Not Good At All; How Many Tune-Ups Does Plant Get? Caleb Plant: I'm Sharper Now Than I Was For Uzcategui, Lee Adrian Montoya Returns To Action in Tijuana, Mexico Feigenbutz: Caleb Plant Is Strongest World Champion At 168 Ryan Garcia: I'm Going To Beat Linares, Beat Davis, Beat Haney! Vergil Ortiz vs. Vargas, Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Perez on March 28 Plant: Of Course Benavidez Will Be Watching, He's My Biggest Fan
Latest Forum Threads