Alexander Flores Will obtain His Purse From the Nov. 7 Luis Ortiz fight
California State Athletic fee executive officer Andy Foster told Ring magazine that Alexander Flores will get hold of his full $eighty,000 fight purse, after shedding a first-circular battle to Luis Ortiz on Nov. 7 in l. a..
The California State Athletic fee voted unanimously in want of Flores, who got here beneath some scrutiny four days after Ortiz (32-2, 27 knockouts) stopped him in barely forty five seconds.
“The fee determined to supply Flores his money, after a thorough investigation,” Foster noted. “What came about became Flores bought hit with a biceps to the eye. We held a hearing and i believe like we did our due diligence to be sure the combat become professional. We spoke to numerous people and the right decision was made.
“We weren’t out to take Flores’ money. We simply desired to be certain that we acquired it right. Flores is an outstanding fighter, and that’s what compounded the circumstance. We needed to trade our focal point on what we had been , so it upholds Ortiz’s knockout and it upholds Flores’ credibility.”
Flores (18-3-1, 16 KOs) had gained 4 of five coming into the Ortiz bout with the lone loss coming in opposition t former WBO titlist Joseph Parker. His other loss got here in opposition t Charles Martin.
Ortiz landed a right to Flores’ physique on the PBC battle evening on Fox reveal, which crumpled the 30-yr-historic Flores to the canvas.
The commission initially withheld Flores’ purse in response to the suspicion that Flores become “not competing actually, or is deliberately no longer competing to the best of his or her capacity.”
“That’s been rectified,” Foster talked about. “Flores bought hit. We vital to take a better look at what hit him. We’re convinced we obtained it correct.”
It had been simply over 11 months because the forty one-yr-historical Ortiz, the southpaw Cuban expatriate, had thrown a punch in a pro fight. Ortiz got here in at a quite lean 241½ and is calling at greater things in 2021.
Joseph Santoliquito is an award-profitable sportswriter who has been working for Ring magazine/RingTV.com because October 1997 and is the president of the Boxing Writers affiliation of the united states. He can be followed on twitter @JSantoliquito.
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