Alexander “The Great” Flores previewed his showdown against top heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz on a media conference call Tuesday before they headline FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes this Saturday, November 7 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Speaking with the media on Tuesday, Flores is ready to take on Ortiz, who he thought last November was beating Deontay Wilder n their rematch until he was knocked out in the seventh round.
“I thought Ortiz was beating Wilder in the second fight. I think he just relaxed at the 10-second mark and got caught with that straight right hand at the end of the round,” Flores said on the media call.
For Flores, this is a chance to put his name up there with the top heavyweights. Despite Ortiz’s age, the one thing that Ortiz is known for is being a tricky southpaw to figure out. Something that seemed apparent in the Wilder fight.
“Ortiz is a great fighter. He’s still one of the most feared men in the division. A lot of the people on his level don’t want to fight him. His only losses coming against Deontay Wilder says everything about his quality”, Flores said.
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“I’m expecting the best Luis Ortiz on Saturday night. I’m preparing for the same guy who was beating Deontay Wilder twice.”
“Beating Ortiz will put me up with the top heavyweights. I think a win is going to definitely lead to a world title fight sooner rather than later.”
Flores comes into this one a huge underdog, with many knowing him on the wrong end of a brutal knockdown from Joesph Parker back in 2018. It’s about redemption for Flores, and we’ll find out if he can do that against Ortiz Saturday night.