LAS VEGAS (July 25, 2015) – Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KOs) defeated B.J. Flores (31-2-1, 20 KOs) by unanimous decision Saturday night to win a cruiserweight world title on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN from the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort.
Shumenov came out aggressive early before using his movement late to earn a world title in a second division and become the first fighter from Kazakhstan to achieve that feat. Flores was competitive throughout the fight, countering effectively when Shumenov showed aggression while landing more power punches. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) BJ Flores (30-2-1, 20 KOs) came up empty tonight in losing a 12 round unanimous decision to former WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (16-1, 10 KOs) in a failed bid to win the vacant WBA interim cruiserweight title at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Flores tried hard, but he wasn’t able to cut off the ring against the fleet-footed, pot-shotting Shumenov.
The judges scored the fight 116-112, 116-112 and 116-112. The decision was a highly unpopular one with the ringside crowd, as they booed the decision loudly and shouted profanities. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (July 20, 2015) – Nearly one year ago, former World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight World champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) made two critical decisions that are now paying dividends as the 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian prepares for this Saturday night’s (July 25) showdown with B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) at The Palms in Shumenov’s adopted home of Las Vegas. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (July 15, 2015) – Former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) hosted a media workout at a private gym in Las Vegas on Tuesday as he prepares for his Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN showdown with B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 live from the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Continue reading
It’s been a long time coming to say the least. BJ Flores’ career, like a bottle of Royal Lochnagar, has taken twelve years to mature. On July 25th BJ will stand across the ring from Beibut Shumenov (15-2) at the MGM Grand, headlining his very own “Premier Boxing Champions” card; as opposed to his usual post of providing commentary for these events. Most fighters take to boxing color commentary after their careers are over, Flores used his burgeoning broadcasting career to help further his pugilistic dreams. Continue reading
NBC Commentator and Top Cruiserweight Contender Fights This Wednesday Night in Biloxi
Las Vegas-based cruiserweight contender BJ “El Peligroso” Flores (30-1-1, 19 KOs) has it all as a boxer, minus one important thing. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (May 15, 2014)–This past Saturday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Cruiserweight contender BJ Flores scored a spectacular 1st round KO in a bout that was scheduled for six rounds. Collins hit the ground after a picture perfect right hand of Flores connected in the very first round.
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “Tha Sports Krib” is proud to present WBC Heavyweight title challenger Bermane Stiverne, Elite level trainer Robert Garcia, Expert trainer John “Iceman” Scully, Junior Middleweight prospect Boyd Melson, Cruiserweight contender BJ Flores, and Super Flyweight prospect Bruno Escalante on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
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Returning to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be WBC Heavyweight title challenger Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs). The hard punching contender will discuss the recent news concerning is inevitable title opportunity against incumbent title holder Vitali Klitschko, and the prospect of fighting for the interim WBC title in Klitschko’s absence. Continue reading
SPRINGFIELD, MO (October 17, 2012)–On Friday night October 6th, Number-one WBO world rated cruiserweight and NABA, NABO and WBC continental Americas champ BJ Flores (28-1-1, 18 KO’s) scored another knockout victory when he stopped once-beaten David McNemar in front of a packed house at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield Missouri.
Flores has now set his sights on highly regarded WBO champion Marco Huck of Germany Continue reading
If BJ Flores wanted to make a statement tonight…. mission accomplished. Flores showed lightning speed and explosive power in an absolute annihilation of 13-1 David Mcnemar. Flores defended his NABO belt and added the NABA belt to his collection while he seemingly hurt Mcnemar every time he touched him. There were a total of three knockdowns in the fight.
In the first round both fighters came out with Flores being the aggressor. Flores used the jab to the head and the body to set up a couple of big right hands throughout the round that visibly shook Mcnemar. Flores hand speed was very impressive and the assortment of body head attack had Mcnemar on his heels. Continue reading