Dunkirk resident Wilfredo “El Bravo” Vega Flores will fight Friday night in televised event
Friday night fights
On Friday night, Dunkirk’s Wilfredo “El Bravo” Vega Flores (7-0-0) gets his first chance to show All Star Boxing what kind of talent they’ve got in him. Dunkirk’s Flores is the co-main event Friday night against Adrian Martinez (3-2-0) at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. The event is sold out, but can be viewed nationally on Telemundo at 10 p.m.
Flores was originally scheduled to fight Salvador Briceno who has fought for World Titles, but it was changed to Martinez. However, the change in opponent is of no concern for Flores as he is confident in his skills.
“I am fighting Adrian Martinez, who is kind of a bigger guy… fights at 140lbs,” Flores said. “He comes forward, slow, he’s heavy handed, and has three wins all by knockout. But I’m the special one, he’s going to have to worry about me.”
One thing Martinez has that Flores does not is a loss, with the most recent one being in December of last year by knockout courtesy of Emmanuel Morales-Rodriguez. Flores is undefeated at 7-0-0, but has not fought since July of 2018 when he defeated Leonardo Kenon via TKO. Martinez last fought in April where he earned a victory, but according to Flores — who hasn’t fought since July of 2018 — the time between bouts will not be an issue as he has had great spars and has been training non-stop.
“It’s been a year, but I haven’t stepped away from the gym since,” stated Flores. “I’ve had about five dates since then where the fights just came up short, but I’ve continued to work hard and stay in the gym. I’m a very versatile fighter, I don’t see October 18th being anything different.”
Along with Flores’ non-stop training since his last bout, he has signed with All Star Boxing and they have helped him tremendously in the build up to this fight.
“This is my first true camp and true fight with Juan De Leon family, Juan Carlos De Leon and “Sugar” De Leon 4x Crusierweight World Champ — they have a history of championships,” stated Flores. “Camp has been fun, very hard, 2-3 times a day weight training, speed programs. Camp has made me into a completely different fighter, but I am well prepared for the fight this Friday.”
Signing with All Star Boxing has also helped bring Flores to the big stage and to the nationally televised event on Friday. The event being in Buffalo, which is so close to home for Flores adds to the excitement.
“It’s been since the late 1990s where Buffalo has had an event and being able to bring boxing to Buffalo is exciting,” stated Flores. “It gives the city something exciting, it helps having boxing and major sports booming in the area of Buffalo, New York again. It’s gonna bring the best out of me to fight in front of my family and that’s what I’m going to do this Friday night.
Flores will be one of the headliners in the co-main event, but it will also be an opportunity for other local fighters to get their chance lower on the card.
“It also gives the opportunity for other boxers in Buffalo are to showcase themselves, there are about four pro debuts,” stated Flores.
With other fighters getting their chance, all eyes will be on Flores as he looks to get his 8th career win on national television via Telemundo.
“Considering I’m working with Telemundo, I’m the co-main event… and I will be televised nationally, it will open more doors and opportunities for me,” stated Flores. “In 2020, I will hopefully ranked.”
As we keep wondering about the bright future of Flores, his focus will be on Friday night against Adrian Martinez. Flores realizes that he could not have made it this far without the people around him, “I wanna give thanks to the man upstairs. I want to thank my family and friends for giving me the support and love. I want to thank the De Leon family for everything. I want to thank the local fighters, All Star Boxing promotion and Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.”
To watch and support Dunkirk’s Wilfredo “El Bravo” Vega Flores take on Adrian Martinez on Friday night, tune in to Telemundo at 10 p.m.