Gabriel Flores Jr: I’m Gonna Make Commentary, Make An Example Of Giovanni Cabrera
Gabriel Flores Jr.’s earlier two performances have made his debut as a full-fledged lightweight an immensely necessary battle for him.
Flores absorbed a beating all the way through a one-sided, 10-round, unanimous-decision loss to Luis Alberto Lopez 10 months up to now in Tucson, Arizona. The Stockton, California native somewhat beat Abraham Montoya in his following battle, each different 10-rounder he won by way of majority solution March 4 in Fresno, California.
The 22-year-old Flores will face an undefeated fighter, Giovanni Cabrera, in his first battle at the lightweight restrict Saturday night. Their 10-round bout will serve as the co-feature ESPN+ will flow into quicker than featherweight contenders Isaac Dogboe (23-2, 15 KOs) and Joet Gonzalez (25-2, 15 KOs) sq. off throughout the 12-round main match at Grand On line on line casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota.
“I’m gonna make an observation, that’s remember the fact that,” Flores discussed all the way through a press conference Thursday. “My observation is to [say] that 135 is my weight class now. That’s what I’m going out to prove. You recognize, I didn’t join proper right here to go back and win a reputation. I were given right here to take it all. That’s how I’m feeling. And so Saturday night, I’m gonna wish to make an example of earlier boy.”
Chicago’s Cabrera (20-0, 7 KOs), who is professional by way of Freddie Roach, mentioned all the way through the clicking conference that this could be necessarily essentially the most difficult battle of his six-year skilled occupation. The 28-year-old Cabrera beat rugged Mexican Rene Tellez Giron (16-2, 10 KOs) by way of unanimous solution in an eight-rounder two fights up to now, alternatively the skillful Flores (21-1, 7 KOs) is motivated to prove he is much more suited to be triumphant as a lightweight than when he competed closer to the junior lightweight restrict of 130 pounds.
“I’m healthy now,” Flores discussed. “That was once me at 130. I wanted to stay at 130 and win a reputation there on account of I started there. Then again my body couldn’t do it. You recognize, I was merely forcing my body and so, you realize, you might be dwelling, you learn. That’s a mistake I came upon [from] and now we at 135, combating at ’36 this one, and I believe great. I believe healthy.”
Flores defeated Montoya on two scorecards 4 months up to now (96-94, 96-94, 95-95). He knew, although, that it was once time to move up to the lightweight division after a success that bout.
A refreshed Flores feels, too, that his opinions towards Lopez (25-2, 14 KOs) and Montoya (20-3-1, 14 KOs) have helped him toughen and will allow him to revitalize his occupation as a lightweight.
“It merely taught me I might go through the remainder,” discussed Flores, who made his skilled debut a few days after his 17th birthday. “You recognize, I’m gonna do the remainder to win. You recognize, relating to hearth, I’ll run to the fireside, merely to get out of it and are to be had [out] on easiest. I ain’t nervous about that.”
Keith Idec is a senior creator/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.