Before a celebrity packed crowd of nearly 1,000, young heavyweight prospect, Alexander “The Great” Flores, took his first step in his climb up the heavyweight rankings with a fifth round knockout of Joey Montoya on Roy Englebrecht Promotions Rumble On The Range III show at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, California.
Under a beautiful California evening before the likes of Joe Pesci, Andy Garcia, Scott Baio, Oscar De La Hoya, and with a boxing ring set up on the driving range at the historic golf club started by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, 21 year old Flores, who overcame a second round accidental headbutt, goes to 9-0 with the win as he controlled the fight from the start. However the very game Montoya didn’t back down, but just couldn’t avoided Flores relentless firepower and Montoya’s corner called a halted to the onslaught after the fifth round with the Colorado Springs boxer taking his first pro loss and dropping to 4-1-3. This was the 7th knockout win for Flores who is promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions and mostly will now be ranked in the WBC’s top 30.
Also seeing wins on the six bout card were heavyweight Yohon Banks (5-6) with a second round knockout of 16-1 Skyler Anderson in a mild upset; top prospect Luis Bello went to 2-0 with a first round KO of Angel Torres (3-8); and in a very entertaining four rounder Abby Castaneda when to 3-0 with UD over Claudia Amaro (1-2).
Photo: From left to right: Roy Englebrecht, Oscar De La Hoya, Alexander Flores, Rudy Tellez (WBC Supervisor), Michael Love (Flores Manager), Doyle Rose (Lakeside Golf Club).