His words were as accurate as his punches. “We kicked off the year with a great brawl,” Miguel Flores said after his savage, all-action take down of Mexico’s Mario Briones, as the 2016 debut of Fox Sports 1’s "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays" lived up to its name on this night.
The sky’s the limit: Miguel Flores looks to continue ascent up the 126-pound ranks against Mario Briones
Miguel Flores’ longtime adviser doesn’t mince words when it comes to his fighter, comparing him to a Mexican legend and predicting the unbeaten 23-year-old will challenge the 126-pound division’s best in short order.
Fighting for two: Whenever Miguel Flores enters the ring, his late brother’s spirit is never far away
When Miguel Flores made his professional boxing debut against Cody Gardner on August 14, 2009, he entered the ring feeling as if he had the strength of two men. It wouldn’t take long for Gardner to feel the full force of that strength.
“If the knockout comes, it comes.” Many a fighter has uttered this timeworn boxing cliché. Miguel Flores is not one such fighter.
Miguel Flores was a busy man late in 2015. He didn’t take on his first opponent until May, but he crammed in four fights in six months to round out the year, and he’s not letting that momentum slide in 2016.