Moises Flores to Defend Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title

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Moises Flores to Defend Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title
Moises "Chucky" Flores won the title last April by beating Oscar Escandon via split decision. (Photo: Harry How/GettyImages)

Moises Flores to Defend Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title

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Moises Flores to Defend Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title
Moises "Chucky" Flores won the title last April by beating Oscar Escandon via split decision. (Photo: Harry How/GettyImages)

Moises "Chucky" Flores won the title last April by beating Oscar Escandon via split decision. (Photo: Harry How/GettyImages)
Moises “Chucky” Flores won the title last April by beating Oscar Escandon via split decision. (Photo: Harry How/GettyImages)

Moises Flores will defend his interim WBA World super bantamweight title against Paulus Ambunda over a scheduled 12 rounds in Windhoek, Namibia, on Saturday, May 7.

Twenty-nine-year-old Flores is an eight-year pro (24-0, 17 KOs, 1 no contest) who fights out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Undefeated and first-ranked by the WBA, “Chucky” won the title last April by beating Oscar Escandon via split decision. His first title defense came five months later, when he stopped Luis Emanuel Cusolito by 12th-round TKO.

His 35-year-old opponent, who fights out of Windhoek, is a nine-year ring vet (24-1, 10 KOs) who won the vacant IBO World super bantamweight title by defeating Leandro David Esperante by split decision last August, a title he successfully defended against Jason Cooper, beating him by unanimous decision four months later. The IBO title will be on the line in the upcoming match. “The Rock” won the WBO World bantamweight title in March 2013 by beating Pungluang Sor Singyu via unanimous decision, a title he lost to Tomoki Kameda by unanimous decision five months later, suffering his only pro defeat thus far.

 

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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