FightNews has been informed that world ranked cruiserweight contender BJ Flores has signed with Square Ring and that he will appear on the March 21st pay-per-view which is headlined by Roy Jones Jr. vs. Omar Shieka. Flores (22-0-1, 14 KOs) is currently ranked #2 by the IBF, #8 by the WBA, #11 by the WBC, #13 by the WBO and #13 by FightNews. “I am happy to be working with a promoter that will make the right moves so that I can fight for a world championship,” commented Flores. “It is very special to be working with someone like Roy Jones Jr. He was my idol growing up. I remember as a little kid taping his fight with Toney and I would run home everyday to watch that fight.”
Asked about the cruiserweight division, Flores said: “The cruiserweight division is an exciting division. I want to make a big statement with my March 21st bout and then I want go right after the champions.” Flores surprised FightNews with a challenge to former cruiser champion Enzo Maccarinelli. “He fights March 14th and I fight a week later. Let’s fight in the summer. I will fight him in England or over here. It doesn’t matter.” Maccarinelli fights WBO interim cruiserweight champion Victor E. Ramirez for the vacant WBO title on March 14th at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. “It is my time,” declared Flores.
John Wirt, Chief Executive Officer of Square Ring, stated to FightNews: “We are ecstatic that BJ has signed with Square Ring and to showcase him on our March 21st pay-per-view. We are looking forward to great things. He is one of top cruiserweights in the world and he will soon have the title shot that he deserves.
Flores will co-host this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights in the studio with commentator Brian Kenny. Flores stated that he will make a live announcement of his opponent for the March 21st ppv event.