I will still be champion after Saturday: Flores

07 Jun 2016 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUN (NAMPA) – Mexican boxer Moises Flores says Namibians should prepare to witness a fight greater than any they have ever seen.
He was speaking here on Tuesday ahead of his title unification bout with Paulus Ambunda, which is scheduled to take place at the Ramatex complex in the capital on Saturday.
Ambunda holds the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Super Bantamweight World belt and Flores the Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight World title.
Speaking at a media conference to announce his arrival, Flores said his mission is to remain the champion at the end of the fight.
“I am the champion and I will continue to be the champion. I have prepared well and I hope Ambunda is ready for me because I prepared well to give the Namibian nation a great show,” he said through his manager Henry Rivalta, who interpreted from Spanish.
On his part, Rivalta said his boxer has prepared “150 per cent”.
“We were supposed to fight earlier this year but the fight was postponed because Ambunda had an injury. I want to promise the nation that come Saturday we are taking the two titles. We hope Ambunda is ready to give us a fight since we have worked really hard for this fight,” he said.
Ambunda has a record of 25 fights, 24 wins and one loss, while Flores holds a record of 25 fights and 25 wins.
Ambunda, 35, first became a World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Bantamweight champion after defeating Pungluang Sor Singyu from Thailand in March 2013, but lost that title to Tomoki Kameda of Japan five months later.
He became world champion for the second time after beating Leandro Esperante of Argentina for the vacant IBO Super Bantamweight title in August 2015. In December the same year, he successfully defended his title after convincingly beating Jason ‘Nugget’ Cooper of Australia.
Flores, 29, first became the WBA Super Bantamweight Champion in April 2015 after defeating Oscar Escandon from Colombia for the title, and in September of the same year he successfully defended his belt against Luis Emanuel Cusolito of Argentina.