Flores Eager to Unify Titles in Bout with Rigondeaux

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Flores Eager to Unify Titles in Bout with Rigondeaux
"It’s time to see who the best super bantamweight is." (Photo: PBC)

Flores Eager to Unify Titles in Bout with Rigondeaux

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Flores Eager to Unify Titles in Bout with Rigondeaux
"It’s time to see who the best super bantamweight is." (Photo: PBC)

"I’m now the mandatory to challenge Guillermo Rigondeaux, a fight I’m looking forward to."
“I’m now the mandatory to challenge Guillermo Rigondeaux, a fight I’m looking forward to.”

Moises “Chucky” Flores is eager to face Guillermo Rigondeaux in a title-unification match.

Moises “Chucky” Flores, first-ranked by the WBA and interim WBA World and IBO World super bantamweight titlist, is eager to face WBA Super World super bantamweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux in a title-unification match.

Twenty-nine-year-old Flores of Guadalajara is an undefeated eight-year pro (25-0, 17 KOs, 1 NC) who won the WBA belt last April by beating Oscar Escandon via split decision, taking the IBO in his most recent fight, last month, by beating Paulus Ambunda via unanimous decision.

Fighting out of Miami by way of Santiago de Cuba since 2009, 35-year-old Rigondeaux is also undefeated (17-0, 11 KOs), winning the WBA World super bantamweight title in January 2012 by knocking out Rico Ramos in the sixth. Elevated to “super” status in April 2013 (immediately following his defeat of Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision, thus also scoring the WBO World super bantamweight title), the left-pawed “Jackal” has successfully defended his crown four times, most recently this month by retiring James Dickens in the second.

The fighters’ respective camps are now negotiating to bring the bout to light within the next few months. High stakes indeed, as both the WBA and IBO World titles would be up for grabs.

“I’m now the mandatory to challenge Guillermo Rigondeaux, a fight I’m looking forward to,” says Flores. “He’s very skilled but I feel I have all the tools to defeat him. My management team is working hard to get this fight finalized. It’s time to see who the best super bantamweight is. I’m going to bring that world title home to Mexico.”

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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