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Breaking News: Danny Green V BJ Flores??

Eugene Carnachan - Word on the boxing grapevine is that Danny Greens next opponent will be heralded Cruiserweight BJ Flores. The fight is mooted to be officially announced within the next 48 hours.

In an article I wrote earlier on today I questioned the level of opponents Danny Green has fought in recent times. Having just heard that Green is to announce BJ Flores as his next opponent it would appear that fight fans –and scribes alike – could possibly see Green fighting a credible contender in the not to distant future..

Flores is the current NABO title holder having won the belt in a title fight in February of 2008 against big punching Darnell Wilson.

Flores ranked WBC (14), WBA (7), IBF (10) and WBO (4) has recently signed a multi-fight deal to compete in the MMA. How this affects – if at all – a possible fight with Green remains to be seen.

Recently Flores voiced his frustrations and made it clear he feels the champions in the Cruiserweight division are giving him a wide berth.

Twenty nine year old Flores who is of Mexican-American lineage made his professional debut in May 3rd, 2003.

Since turning pro and having pulled off twenty four wins – 15 inside the distance - with one draw the California based fighter has gone undefeated.

This year Flores was a sparring partner for WBA Heavyweight champion David Haye in Hayes build up to his title fight against former champion John Ruiz. This is telling in that Flores was deemed by the Haye camp of standard to keep a fighter of David Hayes ilk in work; and by all given accounts he did just that in taking part in some spirited sparring sessions with Haye.

Flores has an impeccable amateur pedigree having been an American national Golden Gloves winner in both the light-heavy and heavyweight divisions.

Many people have been asking for Danny Green to take on a live opponent (including myself) so hopefully the often inaccurate boxing grapevine is accurate this time.

This potential match up could be a very, very good contest and has the makings of the young lion looking to tip the old lion off of his throne. However if Danny Green is known for one thing it is his belligerence in the ring and he won’t go easy and if this fight comes off BJ Flores is in for one hell of a contest.

Article posted on 06.09.2010



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