This fight was pure garbage when it was first booked and it’s pure garbage now. Flores (24-2, 12 KO) is two fights removed from consecutive stoppage losses to Dat Nguyen and Chris Avalos, defeating journeymen Raul Chirino (who was in the middle of a four-fight losing streak) and Luis May (in the middle of a six-fight losing streak). For God knows what reason, this was enough for the WBA to rank him #2 at 130 pounds, just above Jayson Velez.
Boxing’s longest-reigning heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber’’ Wilder will take on his most dangerous challenger to date when he defends his WBC title in a rematch against once-beaten Cuban slugger Luis “King Kong’’ Ortiz in the main event of the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Saturday, Nov. 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
By Sean Jones: Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) will be moving up to 130 to face #2 WBA Miguel Flores (24-2, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBA ‘regular’ super featherweight title later this year, according to @MikeCoppinger. Before making that move, Santa Cruz, 31, will be vacating his WBA Super World featherweight title.