Gabriel Flores looks sharp knocking out Jason Velez.
Rising Gabriel Flores Jr. scored an impressive sixth round knockout over veteran Jayson Velez at The Bubble in Las Vegas, NV. Saturday night.
Flores (20-0, 7 KOs) didn’t move as he as much in the past. Velez looked surprised. He had trained to fight a limber Flores, not a stationary one. Flores found his range and jabbed Velez (29-8-1, 14 KOs) to the body and head. Velez landed a couple of looping lefts. Flores cuffed Velez with a number of shots in round three.
Velez went to the body in attempt to take some spring out of the legs of the 20-year-old Flores. Flores started moving more in round four.
Velez kept up the pressure. Flores picked up the pace in round five. His combinations were on point. Velez ran into a few left hooks. He also clipped Flores with a combination. Flores though was sharp and consistent.
Flores floored the onrushing Velez with a quick temple shot in round six. Velez, a former title challenger, got up on unsteady legs. Flores went to work, ending things with another left to the chin.
Time was 1:40 of round six.
“I sent a statement that I’m ready for a world title,” said Flores after the most important victory of his career.