Silverhawk Championship Boxing has signed unbeaten cruiserweight prospect BJ "El Peligroso" Flores (16-0-1, 11 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract, Silverhawk vice president Jeff Grmoja formally announced today.
"We're delighted to add a talented fighter like BJ to our growing stable of champions," Grmoja said. "We believe that he has all the right tools and dedication to become a world champion. BJ is the whole package. Not only is he a talented boxer, BJ is very marketable, too. He is well spoken with that clean-cut look and All-American character needed to become a real star in this business. Silverhawk Boxing is going to keep him very busy and put him on the right path."
Flores, 27, was born in San Francisco but now fights out of Phoenix. He is coming off of an impressive first-round knockout of former NABF champion Ali Supreme on May 13 for the vacant WBF All-Americas cruiserweight title. Flores also holds a win against former NABO title-holder Jermell Barnes by a unanimous eight round decision (80-72, 80-72, 78-74).
Flores captured the prestigious U.S. National Championships twice (2001-2002) in the heavyweight division. He turned pro May 3, 2003 with a first-round TKO of Dallas Lane and campaigned as a relatively "light" heavyweight until moving to cruiserweight in his last fight.
"I'm very excited to have signed with Silverhawk," Flores said. "Silverhawk made me the best offer to get me where I want to go and that's a world championship. They'll move me right and put me on cards where I can showcase my skills. It's my time to be a main event fighter. I brought my power to cruiserweight from the heavyweight division and that's where I'll be fighting."
Flores' next fight is scheduled for September 30 in Edinburg, Texas. He is matched in the six-round co-feature against Gary Dydell (8-2, 6 KOs).
Flores is promoted by Silverhawk Championship Boxing, co-managed by Bob Cerbe and Willie Knox, trained by Danny Smith, and Lou Mesorana serves as his advisor. For more information about Flores or Silverhawk Boxing go to www.silverhawkboxing.com.