Flores KOs Heredia in heavyweight clash

Heavyweight Alex “The Great” Flores (18-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout against Mario “Chabelo” Heredia (16-8-1, 13 KOs) on a chilly Thursday night at Casino Del Sol’s outdoor Ava Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona. Flores was credited with a knockdown in round three when Heredia briefly sat on the ropes. The 282-pound Heredia was completely gassed by round four. Flores, giving away 52 pounds, dropped Heredia with a body shot in round five. Another body shot put Heredia down in round six. Heredia got up, but then sank back to a knee and the fight was stopped. Time was 1:33.

Unbeaten welterweight Santiago Dominguez (20-0, 16 KOs) needed just 43 seconds to knock out Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-3, 13 KOs). A devastating right hand laid out Hudaynazarov to earn Dominguez the vacant WBC US silver title.

Unbeaten super middleweight Juan Jose “Just Business” Barajas (11-0, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over 42-year-old “OG” Fidel Hernandez (20-8-1, 11 KOs). Barajas, younger by 20 years, won by scores of 80-71 3x. Hernandez was deducted a point for a low blow in round seven. Hernandez had announced this was his last fight earlier this week. He came back after a 16 year layoff in 2017.

Unbeaten welterweight Christopher Gonzalez (7-0-1, 1 KO) outpointed Marcos “Nazzy” Dominguez (11-2-1, 10 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 77-75.

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  • This was Flores’ first big win and it should open the door to bigger fights. For me, he is one of the most underrated B- fighters, who has the potential to become a top tier fighter: good movement, KO power. Good height (6’4″) + he’s always in shape.

    His only two losses were against Charles Martin and Joseph Parker. However, the Parker win was controversial/dirty because Parker KO’d right after a low blow. The ref of that fight was a disgrace.

    I am looking forward to Flores’ next fights.

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