B.J. Flores

"El Peligroso"

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Statistics
Real name

Benjamin Flores

Nickname(s)

El Peligroso

Rated at

Cruiserweight

Height

6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Reach

80 in (203 cm)

Nationality

Flag of the United States American

Birth date

January 29, 1979 (1979-01-29) (age 29)

Birth place

San Francisco, California

Stance

Orthodox

Boxing record
Total fights

22

Wins

21

Wins by KO

13

Losses

0

Draws

1

No contests

0

Benjamin Flores (born January 29, 1979) is a Mexican American professional boxer.

Personal life

Flores is the grandson of Ralph Flores, the pilot who crashed his small plane in the wilds of Canada's Yukon Territory in February 1963 and survived, along with his passenger Helen Klaben, for 49 days, subsisting mostly on melted snow.

Born into a boxing family, Flores began attending the gym at four years old while watching his father Frank Flores train his older brothers and assist Olympic coach Ken Adams train future champions Vince Phillips and Kennedy McKinney. Prior to graduating from Willard High School in Willard, Missouri, Flores was an all state selection in footbal and track & field. Flores was offered a full football scholarship to BYU.

While attending BYU, Flores became a Mormon missionary in Mexico. For two years Flores lived in one of the poorest areas of Mexico and helped by assisting in building houses, roofs, and other labor work for those less fortunate.

While in Culiacan, Flores began training at the same gym where Julio Caesar Chavez trained as a child. After watching Flores hand out numerous beatings in sparring sessions, the locals began calling him "Peligroso" meaning "dangerous".[1]

Amateur career

Flores had a stellar amateur career prior to turning professional. He compiled an amateur record of 110-9. In 1997, he won the National Golden Gloves light heavyweight championship. In 2001 and 2002, He won the National Amateur heavyweight championship.

Professional career

Flores made his professional debut on May 3, 2003, in Las Vegas, Nevada against Dallas Lane. Flores put three lefts together early in round one to send Lane to the canvas. He beat the count but crumpled quickly from an overhand right that caused the referee to stop the bout.

After winning his next two fights, Flores fought Gabriel Taylor on October 3, 2003, in Houston, Texas. Flores wobbled Taylor several times to the point that the referee stopped the fight in round two. Flores found himself in trouble in his next fight against Semisi Bloomfield after Flores was dropped twice in round two. However, Flores managed to comeback and fight him to a draw.

Flores fought Christopher Hairston on January 24, 2004, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Flores had Hairston on the canvas twice before Hairston refused to continue. Two months later, Flores defeated Eric French by unanimous decision. On May 8, 2004, Flores knocked out Brian Maclin with a left hook.

After winning his next eight fights, Flores fought Ali Supreme on May 13, 2006, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Flores went on the offensive and knocked Supreme to the canvas with a vicious flurry late in the first round. Ali tried to stand but buckled, and the referee stopped the fight.

After defeating Gary Dydell, Flores fought Chris Thomas on January 19, 2007. Despite being knocked down, Flores won by unanimous decision. Flores won his next two fights against Patrick Nwamu and Andy Sample.

Flores fought Darnell Wilson for the United States Boxing Association cruiserweight title on February 8, 2008, in Dover, Delaware. Flores used ring movement to avoid the aggression of Wilson on the way to a unanimous decision victory.

Preceded by
Michael Bennett
United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion
2001-2002
Succeeded by
Devin Vargas