Undefeated cruiserweight contender BJ Flores continues to expand his business interests beyond boxing and real estate in the Phoenix area, as he has taken on the role of advisor for explosive cruiserweight prospect Erick “Dynamite” Vega.
“Erick is a terrific kid who came to boxing late but has an outstanding upside," said Flores. "He’s been one of my training partners over the last couple of years and I want to help him out with his career as he moves up.”
The 29 year old Vega is coming off a devastating “revenge” second round knockout of JJ McAllister on May 8 at the Biltmore Resort in Phoenix .
McAllister had previously knocked out Vega in their first fight. The McAllister KO and other carnage by Vega can be viewed at his website www.dynamitehands.com
"The McAllister win meant to much to Erick as he had lost to him earlier," said Flores. "This was his fourth knockout win this year and he’s looking to stay very busy in 2008.”
Vega starting boxing as an amateur in 2001 and after sixty amateur bouts was chosen to represent Mexico at the 2004 Olympic Qualifiers held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, losing in the quarterfinals. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2002 National Golden Gloves.
The 29 year old Vega currently sports a professional record of 8-2-1 (6).
Flores, 21-0 (13), recently finished up a training camp with Kenny Adams in Las Vegas and is looking to make an announcement on his next fight in the coming weeks. He is currently worked ranked # 2 by the IBF, #7 by the WBO and # 8 by the WBA.