Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing cruiserweight and former world title challenger B.J. Flores. A variety of topics were discussed which included the controversy surrounding his world title challenge against Danny Green, the continuing Mayweather-Pacquiao saga and his thoughts on their next respective opponents. Also B.J’s long layoff and possible return to the ring and much more. So please tune in and listen to what B.J. Flores had to say.
B.J.’s long awaited return to the ring.
Danny Green world title fight controversy over the catch weight and brown container.
The continuing speculation surrounding Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s respective opponents.
Why the Mayweather-Pacquiao possible match up still creating buzz after so long.
The future of the heavyweight division.
“I’ve been in camp 2 different times in the last 8 months, it was very disappointing for me that I wasn’t able to fight, nothing worse than being in camp for 2 months then not being able to fight.”
“The truth is we were in line to fight Marco Huck, it was such a close fight I thought Arslan won and so did a lot of the people from the WBO so they mandated that fight again.”
“They had called me a few months ago and said would I be interested in fighting Antonio Tarver, I said absolutely 100 percent.”
“The thing I don’t like about it is, why was I not allowed to say the catch weight was 194 lbs?”
“You ask a guy that is already at 7 percent body fat to lose an extra 5 pounds, it’s just way too much.”
“Yeah he won the fight but, he was boxing, he was doing anything he could to survive, Danny Green was the one bleeding, Danny Green was the one swollen. I did not have a mark on my face.”
“Oh of course I’d fight Danny again, I begged him for 3 years.”
“Danny Green told me that I was the toughest fight he had in like 10 years, he told me he was gonna promote me, that I was gonna be a future word champion. I think all of that was designed to take the attention away from whatever that brown drink was in the corner.”
“Who knows what that brown drink was, but it was not water or Gatorade that’s for sure.”
“I don’t think it will affect Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather’s careers, they are both great fighters and they have both had great careers.”
“Floyd Mayweather is belittling Manny Pacquiao right now and I don’t like that.”
“People go through tough things in life you know tough situations, if Manny has tax problems, I don’t like Floyd putting out little things and belittling like, ok now the dog is begging for the bone, I don’t like that.”
“Manny’s contract expires in 2014 he has a chance to fight Floyd if he wants.”
“What Amir Khan has done lately is not intriguing enough to warrant a fight with Floyd Mayweather, there are a lot of guys out there that are a lot more intriguing.”
“Manny Pacquiao did not lose to Timothy Bradley that night, he won no question about it.”
“I think Manny Pacquiao has only lost 1 of his last 3 fights, and that one was a lucky punch!”
“I’m calling out Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, I’m letting those guys know if they want to make a living they better do it at light heavyweight because it’s not at cruiserweight.”
“Manny Pacquiao is still a very tough credible fighter and probably the best challenge out there for Floyd Mayweather right now.”
I very much enjoyed my interview with B.J. Flores, I wish him well in his future return to the ring and his continuing career as a boxing analyst for NBC sports.