This Saturday night at The O’Riley Center in Springfield, Missouri, world ranked Cruiserweight B.J. Flores returns to his childhood home to take on Nick Iannuzzi in the ten round main event for the NABA title that will headline a Boxing card.
The show will be streamed live all over the world at 8pm eastern time for just $9.99 on www.gfl.tv.
Flores, who now resides in Las Vegas, was undefeated in his first twenty-five bouts as he went 24-0-1 with fifteen knockouts scored wins over the likes of Frank Walker (10-1-1); Pat Nwamu (12-1); Darnell Wilson (22-5-3); Jose Luis Herrera (16-5) and Epifanio Mendoza (29-7-1).
"Nick Ianuzzi is a tough opponent and I'm expecting a very tough fight! He proved to the world that he is a top contender in his fight with Kayode. This is exactly the type of challenge I want!” Said Flores
"I am very ready and extremely excited about the opportunity to fight in front of my hometown fans. This fight will put me back into the top of the world ratings and help me to get back into title contention.“
"Now that we have this deal in place with the O’Rielly center, I plan on keeping a very active schedule and fighting every four months to work my way back to the top! I need to stay active and in the ring. This is the only way to be successful in this sport."
Flores is ranked number-twelve by the WBO.
Iannuzzi has a record of 16-2 with nine knockouts and has some impressive victories over Jason Barnett (8-3); Terry Roy (7-0-2); Michael Alexander (12-3) and Hererra.
Iannuzzi is coming off a controversial unanimous decision defeated to highly regarded and undefeated Lateef Kayode in a bout that was broadcasted across the country on ShoBox.
The show will have three more boxing bouts.
The boxing portion of the undercard will feature undefeated Cruiserweight William Griver (5-0, 5 KO’s) taking on Kevin Bookout (3-1, 1 KO) as well as Jr. Middleweight Orlando Utsey. (4-0, 3 KO’s).