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BJ Flores To Appear In ESPN2 Studio Tonight; Shaun George Video Diary

floresLAS VEGAS, NV (July 10, 2009)—World ranked Cruiserweight (#3-WBO, #6-WBA; #12-IBF, #9-WBC), BJ Flores returns to the airwaves on Friday Night as he will once again be the studio analyst for ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights that will be feature two intriguing matchups which will see a cruiserweight showdown between Matt Godfrey and Shawn Hawk for the NABF crown and a must win Light Heavyweight battle between Chris Henry and Shaun George.

“These are two terrific fights and I am looking forward to the Godfrey-Hawk matchup”, said Flores, who sports an undefeated ledger of 23-0-1 with fourteen knockouts. I talked to Godfrey this week in order to give the fans who will be watching an inside look into what Matt is thinking heading into this important bout..

“If that wasn’t enough, there are a lot of fans who believe that George and Henry could be the fight of the night and as not only a professional boxer but a fan and I am excited to be a part of a broadcast for which a lot of the industry, myself includes, is calling the show of the year on ESPN 2.”

“With everything going on in boxing, I really enjoy this great opportunity that ESPN has given me. I was so impressed with Eddie Chambers’s great victory last weekend that I gave Eddie a call and am looking forward to share some of our conversation with the viewers.”

Flores will get back into the ring on August 15th on the Roy Jones Jr. - Jeff Lacy Pay-Per-View card in Biloxi, Mississippi and is hoping to draw a big name opponent.

“We reached out to WBO champion Victor Ramirez for two months but he decided to go in another direction and fight Marco Huck. That’s the fight we really wanted. But hopefully we can get the winner of that fight or maybe fight WBC champ Giacobbe Fragomeni.”

“This is a big weekend for the cruiserweights with Godfrey-Hawk, Adamek-Gunn and Cunningham- Braithwaite and I am looking forward to talk about these critical fights in my division.”

“After everything shakes out I will sit down with my promoters, Square Ring and see what we can make happen for August 15th.”


Shaun George Video Diary Number Three Plus Weigh-In Info

BROOKLYN - The third and final installment of Shaun George's Video Diary is now available on Youtube. Shaun George will face Chris Henry on July 10 at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA in a ten round light-heavyweight bout that will be aired on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights. The video can be viewed online at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zi7oPTz0lU or embedded with the following code:



At the Thursday weigh-in for the fight, George weighed in at 176.5 on the first attempt, a pound and a half under the 178 pound contract weight. Henry initially came in heavy at 180 pounds and was given two hours to make the weight. He came back an hour later and weighed in at 177 pounds.

Brooklyn's George, 18-2-2 (9 KO), opened eyes with a punishing ninth round TKO of former heavyweight champion Chris Byrd last May. As an amateur George had a record of 51-7, which was highlighted by two New York Golden Gloves titles and one National Golden Gloves championship.

Henry of Houston, TX is 23-2 (18 KO) and has held the NABF and NABA light-heavyweight titles. His only two losses have come in highly-competitive bouts with Yusaf Mack and Adrian Diaconu by decision.

The fight will be the co-featured bout alongside Matt Godfrey vs. Shawn Hawk. The show will be promoted by Blaine Garner's Shalyte Entertainment in association with Dibella Entertainment and CES Boxing.

The Arena is located on the corner of Swanson and Ritner Streets in South Philadelphia. Tickets, priced at $45 for advanced; $60 for Ringside; $65 for VIP can be purchased through The Arena at 267-687-7560, Shalyte Promotions at 215-287-7949 or Le Crown Barbershop at 215-927-5027.

Past Shaun George Video Installments
Entry One: 6-30-09 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbld6aN1tc8
Entry Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbodAx4fzE0


WEIGHTS FROM PHILADELPHIA

MATT GODFREY 200- SHAWN HAWK 198
CHRIS HENRY 177* - SHAUN GEORGE 176 1/2
*=Henry was 180 and came back to 177 an hour later

Rest of card will weigh in at 9:30 am

Card promoted by Blane Garner's Shalyte Entertainment in association with Jimmy Burchfield's CES Boxing
1st bell 7:30 pm at The Arena
TV ESPN 10pm eastern

Article posted on 09.07.2009



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