Gabe Flores Jr’s Stockton homecoming, years in the making
Blue-chip lightweight prospect Gabriel Flores Jr. was one of the best amateurs in America, before signing a lucrative contract with boxing promoter Top Rank Inc, when he was sixteen years old.
Since a young fighter, Flores Jr. has wanted to fight at the new arena in Stockton, California, the Stockton Arena, and on Saturday, May 4th, that dream will come true.
Flores, who will be in a six-round bout against Brazilian power-puncher Eduardo Pereira, will start the ESPN telecast on Saturday night.
The rest of the card is as follows[Editor’s Note: Isidro Ochoa is no longer on the card after getting injured.]
Artur Beterbiev vs. “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzi for Beterbiev’s IBF light heavyweight world title
Jerwin Ancajas vs. Ryuichi Funai, for Ancajas’ IBF super flyweight title
Gabe Flores Jr. vs Eduardo Pereira, six rounds, lightweight
Felix Valera vs. Mario Aguilar, ten-round, light heavyweight bout
Brian Mendoza vs. Carlos Rodriguez, eight-rounds, lightweight
Vislan Dalkhaev vs. Vincent Jennings, eight-rounds, super bantamweight
Quilisto “Kilo the Kid” Madera vs Osbaldo Camacho, swing bout (four or six), middleweight
Blake “The Beast” McKernan vs Joey Montoya, eight-rounds, cruierweight
Marcos Arroyo vs. Jesus Godinez, four-round, flyweight