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Miguel Flores is ready for Ryan Kielcsweski

Unbeaten rising contender Miguel Flores has wrapped up training camp and is set to take on the toughest of his pro career as he faces once-beaten Ryan Kielcsweski in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and ESPN Deportes Friday, August 12 from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a welterweight showdown between unbeaten contender Bryant Perrella and Cuban Olympian Yordenis Ugas.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $60 for ringside, $35 and $25, and are on sale now (may be subject to additional fees). Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, by calling 877-833-SHOW or by visiting the Turning Stone Box Office.

Flores has picked up two victories on 2016 and will enter the ring again looking to put himself squarely in the crowded pool of featherweight contenders when he takes on Kielcsweski in the main event on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Here is what Flores had to say about his matchup, training camp and more:


On fighting in his first main event on ESPN…
“I’m very thrilled to be fighting in my first main event on ESPN because I know many boxing fans from around the world will be tuning in. I feel I bring an exciting style to the ring that the fans will enjoy. It’s fights like this, on a major TV network like ESPN, that take your brand to another level. So the goal is to perform at my best ability and bring even more excitement to the featherweight division.”

On his recent training camp…
“Training camp has been very hard, but I know that hard work will pay off when it’s all said and done. I’ve had a lot of time to prepare for this fight so I’ll be at my best. My longtime trainer, Aaron Navarro, and my strength and conditioning coach, Edward Jackson, have been pushing me really hard. Together as a team, we will be ready to shine this Friday.”

On his matchup with Ryan Kielczweski…
“Kielczweski is a very tough opponent. He’s a very good boxer with a tremendous amount of skill. He only has one loss, which was a split decision, so to me, he could easily be an undefeated fighter. With that being said, I know I have to be at my best.”

On the landscape of the featherweight division…
“The featherweight division is loaded with great fighters. Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, Gary Russell, and all the other title holders are very skilled fighters. With each win, I’m inching closer to facing all of them.”

On fighting on the East Coast for the first time in his career…
“All my fights have been in Texas with the exception of a couple. So traveling to the East Coast will be something new for me. I plan to get there a few days early to get acclimated to the climate. Kielczweski is from Massachusetts, which is not far from the venue, so I know I’ll be up against all his hometown fans. I’m not worried about it. I just want to put on a great show, win this fight and capture all his fans in the process.”

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