Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT for the first FS1 and FOX Deportes presentation of PBC action in 2016.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be in this main event and it has motivated even more than ever to have this opportunity,” said Flores. “I am always in shape and ready to get into the ring. I promise a great show in San Antonio and I can’t wait to fight in front of the great boxing fans there.”
“I am thankful for this opportunity and I hope that my opponent is taking me very seriously,” said Briones. “This is going to be the hardest fight he’s ever been in. I’ve trained to go the distance, but we will be looking for a big knockout on January 12.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions, are priced at $100, $70, $38 and $20 and $650 for VIP tables, $260 for balcony tables and $200 for stage tables, before taxes and fees and are on sale now. To purchase tickets call Leija Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302, visit www.leijabattahpromo.com/tickets or buy online at http://lbtickets.ticketleap.com/.
An undefeated fighter from Michoacan, Mexico, but fighting out of Houston, Flores has not lost since turning pro in 2009 at just 17-years-old. The 23-year-old has had a big 2015 beginning in May with a victory over German Meraz and followed up by wins against Juan Ruiz, Carlos Padilla and Alfred Tetteh.
Fighting out of Villa de Puertecitos, Mexico, Briones will make his U.S. debut after having fought in five other countries throughout his pro career. The 29-year-old owns knockout victories over Ramon Maas and Jesus Ceja and most recently stopped Edgar Gonzalez in November.