Flores vows to shock Uchiyama in New Year’s Eve battle
WBA #7 rated super-featherweight contender, Oliver Flores (27-1-2, 17 KOS), is eager to show the world he is capable of dethroning WBA world champion Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KOs).
The championship fight between Uchiyama and Flores is set to take place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.
Promoted by Havoc Boxing Promotions, Flores is currently riding a 4-fight winning streak, with his last fight ending by way of knockout. With the WBA super-featherweight world title on the line, Flores feels he’s destined to bring home the title to his countrymen of Nicaragua.
“I’ve worked hard my whole life with the goal of becoming a world champion someday,” said Oliver Flores. “That time is now just a few weeks away. I’m very determined to show the boxing world and everyone in the super-featherweight division that I’ve arrived. Uchiyama is the champion and he’s fighting in his backyard, which is going to be a difficult task to for me to come out victorious. But I’ve always believed that I would be a world champion and that reality will come true on December 31st.”
“We are thrilled to be representing another world champion in a high profile fight with Oliver Flores challenging Takashi Uchiyama for the WBA super-featherweight world title,” said Rob Diaz of Havoc Boxing. “Flores is in great shape and we believe he has all the tools to come out victorious.”