California heavyweight Alex "The Great" Flores, will be looking ahead, not in the past, when he enters the ring November 7th against Mexico's Mario "Chabelo" Heredia, headlining the latest instalment of RJJ Boxing on UFC Fight Pass at Casino Del Sol's outdoor AVA Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. In his last fight this past December, the 29-year-old Flores (17-2-1, 15 KOs) lost to former WBO champion Joseph Parker in New Zealand. Parker struck Flores numerous times below the belt, leading to a knockout. Flores's opponent in the ten-round main event is Heredia (16-7-1, 13 KOs) who only two fights ago upset former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter by split decision.
"I feel good," Flores said during a break from training camp. "I'm focused and ready to step back in the ring. I'm over my last fight. The past is the past, I can't go back in time. I'm more than ready and excited to step back in the ring November 7th. My main focus is to win and get momentum going again. I always work hard for every fight. The only thing I switched up was buy an iron groin protector (he joked)."
"Heredia is a cool, humble guy but also a very tough opponent," Flores added. "We were supposed to fight years ago, but it never happened. I'm preparing to beat him come November 7th and anticipating a victory with my hands raised in the air."
Mexican welterweight Santiago "Somer" Dominguez (19-0, 15 KOs) battles tough Uzbekistan-native Ravshan Hudaynmazarov, who was the 2007 World Military Games champion in the eight-round co-feature... California super middleweight Juan Jose "Just Business" Barajas (10-0, 7 KOs) faces Phoenix boxer Fidel Hernandez (20-7-01, 11 KOs) in an eight-rounder... Dominguez' younger brother, welterweight Marcos "Nazzy" Dominguez (11-1-1, 10 KOs), will open the live-steam versus Tucson's Christopher Gonzalez (5-0-1, 1 KO) in yet another eight-round match... also fighting on the undercard in four-round bouts are Tucson flyweight Briana "Amenaza" Sanchez (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Albuquerque, New Mexico's pro-debuting Amanda Borg.
MAIN EVENT - HEAVYWEIGHTS (10 rounds)
Alex "The Great" Flores (17-2-1, 15 KOs), Rowland Heights, CA 230.6 lbs. -vs.-
Mario "Chabelo" Hereidia (16-7-1, 13 KOs), Ciudad Juarez, Mexico 282 lbs.
CO-FEATURE - WELTERWEIGHT (8 rounds) -vs.-
Santiago Dominguez (19-0, 15 KOs), Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico 146.8 lbs.-vs.-
Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-2, 13 KOs), Las Vegas, NV by way of Uzbekistan 146.6 lbs.
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS (8 rounds)
Juan Jose "Just Business" Barajas (10-0, 7 KOs), Victorville, CA 166 lbs. -vs.-
Fidel Hernandez (20-7-1, 11 KOs), Phoenix, AZ 168.4 lbs.
WELTERWEIGHTS (8 rounds)
Marcos "Nazzy" Dominguez (11-1-1, 10 KOs), Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico 143.8 lbs. -vs.-
Christopher Gonzalez (5-0-1), Tucson, AZ 145.4 lbs.
FEMALE JUNIOR FLYWEIGHTS (4 rounds) -vs.-
Briana "Amenza" Sanchez (2-0, 2 KOs), Tucson, AZ 106.8 lbs.
Amanda Borg (pro debut), Albuquerque, NM 107.4 lbs.