VERONA, NY - Unbeaten rising contender Miguel Flores is ready to take on the toughest of his pro career as he faces once-beaten Ryan Kielcsweski in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Friday, August 12 from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Photos by Premier Boxing Champions.
Flores weighed in at 127-pounds, while Koelcsweski was 127.25. James was 146, and Ugas was 146.75.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a welterweight showdown between Jamal James and Cuban Olympian Yordenis Ugas.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King's Promotions, are priced at $60 for ringside, $35 and $25, and are on sale now (may be subject to additional fees). Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, by calling 877-833-SHOW or by visiting the Turning Stone Box Office.
Flores has picked up two victories on 2016 and will enter the ring again looking to put himself squarely in the crowded pool of featherweight contenders when he takes on Kielcsweski in the main event on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Here is what Flores had to say about his matchup, training camp and more:
On fighting in his first main event on ESPN...
"I'm very thrilled to be fighting in my first main event on ESPN because I know many boxing fans from around the world will be tuning in. I feel I bring an exciting style to the ring that the fans will enjoy. It's fights like this, on a major TV network like ESPN, that take your brand to another level. So the goal is to perform at my best ability and bring even more excitement to the featherweight division."
On his matchup with Ryan Kielczweski...
"Kielczweski is a very tough opponent. He's a very good boxer with a tremendous amount of skill. He only has one loss, which was a split decision, so to me, he could easily be an undefeated fighter. With that being said, I know I have to be at my best."