As he enters the final week of training camp, Houston’s undefeated featherweight star, Miguel Flores (18-0, 9 KOs), took time during camp to give his thoughts on his upcoming showdown with Mario Briones (27-4-2, 20 KOs).
The scheduled 10-round bout will serve as the main event on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on January 12 from the Dancehall in San Antonio (11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT).
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Here is what Flores had to say about training, his opponent and more:
On his relationship with longtime coach Aaron Navarro:
“Aaron is an unbelievable coach and mentor. I’ve been with him since I first laced up a pair of gloves at age 8. He knows how to push me while getting the best out of what God has blessed me with. Together we make a great team and I have a great deal of respect for him. He’s one of the best trainers in boxing.”
On fighting in the main event on TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS:
“This is another wonderful opportunity for me to show everyone that I can fight at the top level. I’m very grateful to FOX Sports for showcasing me in the main event. Anyone who’s seen me fight knows I like to fight toe-to-toe. Against Briones, it will be no different. I’m coming to bring an exciting fight to everyone who’ll be watching.”
On his current training camp:
“Training camp is never fun. The grind is grueling but well worth it when I look back on all the hard work, especially when I’m victorious. I had a tremendous amount of good sparring with some very good fighters. In addition, I’m in great shape, and I’m prepared to go the distance if the fight goes into the later rounds. I’m very hungry and my goal to win a world title is not far away.”
On his matchup with Mexico’s Mario Briones:
“Anytime you’re up against a fighter from Mexico you know you’re in for a tough fight. Briones is a veteran of over 30 fights so I know he’s got some tricks up his sleeve. I’m expecting a very rugged fight but one I feel I can win. The fans are going to see a classic Mexican war.”
On fighting in his home state of Texas:
“Being that I’m from Houston, I love fighting in Texas where all my family and friends can attend and watch me fight. San Antonio is not that far away from home so I’m expecting a nice hometown crowd to be there in the stands. I’m looking to make a statement and represent Texas to the fullest.”