Miguel Flores
Miguel Flores

Miguel Flores

RECORD

25 - 5 - 1

KOs

12

Weight 125.4 lbs (56.82 kg)

Age 31

Home Spring, Texas,

Complete Stats

Long-time contender Miguel Flores has proven to be one of the most durable and exciting fighters in the sport today. Read Bio

Last Fight

Loss vs Sam Goodman

Oct 15, 2023 / Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

Miguel Flores LOSES to Sam Goodman by UD in Round 12 of 12

Latest News

Miguel Flores News
Tim TszyuPBC Boxing Video
Oct 15, 2023 / Tim Tszyu vs Brian Mendoza, Tim Tszyu, Brian Mendoza, Sam Goodman, Miguel Flores

Tim Tszyu Dominates Brian Mendoza, Retains World Title

The Australian superstar remains unbeaten, successfully defending his Junior Middleweight World Title with a clear victory over the dangerous Brian Mendoza Saturday night on SHOWTIME.

Andy RuizPBC Boxing Video
Sep 5, 2022 / Ruiz vs Ortiz, Cruz vs Ramirez, Mares vs Flores, Valenzuela vs De Los Santos, Andy Ruiz Jr, Luis Ortiz, Isaac Cruz, Eduardo Ramirez, Miguel Flores, Abner Mares, Jose Valenzuela, Edwin De Los Santos

Andy Ruiz Drops Luis Ortiz Three Times, Wins Unanimous Decision

The former unified heavyweight champion puts on a power punching display, taking a major step toward another world title shot in the main event of FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Errol Spence Jr. PBC Boxing Video
Dec 6, 2020 / Spence vs Garcia, Errol Spence Jr., Danny Garcia, Sebastian Fundora, Josesito Lopez, Francisco Santana, Eduardo Ramirez, Miguel Flores, Vito Mielnicki Jr.

Don't Call It A Comeback: Spence Outpoints Garcia in Ring Return

The WBC & IBF World Welterweight Champion proves he's still the top dog with an impressive victory against an elite opponent Saturday night on FOX Sports PPV.

Fights

Miguel Flores Fights

LOSS vs Sam Goodman 17-0-0

Oct 15, 2023 Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

Sam Goodman WINS against Miguel Flores by UD in Round 12 of 12

LOSS vs Sam Goodman 17-0-0

Oct 14, 2023 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

Sam Goodman WINS against Miguel Flores by UD in Round 12 of 12

Draw vs Abner Mares 31-3-2

Sep 04, 2022 Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California

Abner Mares DRAWS with Miguel Flores by MDR in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Diuhl Olguin 15-17-4

Jun 19, 2021 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Diuhl Olguin by SD in Round 8 of 8

LOSS vs Edurado Ramirez 28-3-3

Dec 05, 2020 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Edurado Ramirez WINS against Miguel Flores by KO in Round 5 of 12

LOSS vs Eduardo Ramirez 28-3-3

Dec 05, 2020 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA

Eduardo Ramirez WINS against Miguel Flores by TKO in Round 5 of 12

LOSS vs Leo Santa Cruz 38-2-1

Nov 23, 2019 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Leo Santa Cruz WINS against Miguel Flores by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Luis May 21-14-1

Jun 29, 2019 NRG Arena, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Luis May by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Loss vs Chris Avalos 27-8-0

Jul 18, 2017 Rapides Parish Coliseum, Alexandria, Louisiana

Miguel Flores LOSES to Chris Avalos by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Loss vs Dat Nguyen 20-3-0

Feb 21, 2017 Silver Street, Houston

Miguel Flores LOSES to Dat Nguyen by TKO in Round 6 of 10

LOSS vs Dat Nguyen 20-3-0

Feb 21, 2017 Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas, USA

Dat Nguyen WINS against Miguel Flores by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Ryan Kielczweski 30-5-0

Aug 12, 2016 Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York

Miguel Flores WINS against Ryan Kielczweski by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Ruben Tamayo 26-8-4

May 28, 2016 Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Ruben Tamayo by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Mario Briones 29-9-2

Jan 12, 2016 Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio

Miguel Flores WINS against Mario Briones by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Alfred Tetteh 23-5-1

Nov 10, 2015 Austin City Music Hall, Austin, Texas

Miguel Flores WINS against Alfred Tetteh by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Carlos Padilla 15-2-1

Sep 06, 2015 American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Carlos Padilla by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Juan Ruiz 24-18-0

Jul 18, 2015 Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Juan Ruiz by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jose Luis Araiza 31-9-1

Dec 20, 2014 Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Jose Luis Araiza by MD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jose Del Valle - Rivera 2-4-3

Apr 18, 2014 Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Jose Del Valle - Rivera by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jose Del Valle 2-4-3

Apr 18, 2014 Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Jose Del Valle by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jorge Luis Rodriguez 1-6-1

Dec 14, 2013 Arena Quequi, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Miguel Flores WINS against Jorge Luis Rodriguez by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Arturo Herrera Cario 9-25-1

Aug 16, 2013 Casa de Amistad, Harlingen, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Arturo Herrera Cario by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Arturo Herrera 11-26-1

Aug 16, 2013 Casa de Amistad, Harlingen, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Arturo Herrera by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Guadalupe De Leon 8-13-0

Apr 20, 2013 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Guadalupe De Leon by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Gerardo Dominguez 1-12-0

Jul 28, 2011 The Houston Club, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Gerardo Dominguez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Rolando Campos 3-3-0

May 19, 2011 The Houston Club, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Rolando Campos by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Rheno Nieto 2-0-0

Jan 27, 2011 The Houston Club, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Rheno Nieto by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs David Green 1-1-0

Aug 19, 2010 Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas City, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against David Green by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Julio Valadez 4-10-1

Jun 04, 2010 Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas City, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Julio Valadez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs David Green 1-0-0

Mar 18, 2010 Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas City, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against David Green by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Julio Valadez 3-8-1

Feb 11, 2010 The Houston Club, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Julio Valadez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Edson Renteria 0-1-0

Oct 23, 2009 Houston Hobby Marriot, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Edson Renteria by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Breuntre Miller 2-0-0

Sep 30, 2009 Shooters, Texarkana, Arkansas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Breuntre Miller by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Cody Gardner 0-0-0

Aug 14, 2009 Houston Hobby Marriot, Houston, Texas, USA

Miguel Flores WINS against Cody Gardner by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Miguel Flores

  • WINS 25
  • LOSSES 5
  • DRAWS 1
  • KOs 12

Weight 125.4 lbs (56.82 kg)

Height 5'8" (1.73 m)

Reach 69" (175 cm)

  • Born

    July 17, 1992
  • Age

    31
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Morelia, Michoacan
  • Trains in

    Spring, TX
  • Stance

  • Rounds Boxed

    171
  • KO Percentage

    48%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Miguel Flores Bio

Long-time contender Miguel Flores has proven to be one of the most durable and exciting fighters in the sport today.

Miguel Flores’ Older Brother Was His Keeper

Miguel Flores grew up idolizing Mexican champions such as Marco Antonio Barrera and Julio Cesar Chavez, but older brother Benjamin’s influence most inspired him to enter a boxing ring. 

“[Barrera and Chavez] dug into the body and it always benefited them. My brother was a great body puncher. I picked it up from them,” said Flores. “Even my father, when he helped in my corner, he would always say, ‘You got to go to the body to slow the other fighter down.’”

With busy, hard-working parents who didn’t have as much time at home as they would have liked, Miguel would accompany Benjamin to the gym.

“My brother was like a father and friend [whom] I could tell anything. I was a little knucklehead. He would make sure I was staying on the right track,” Flores said. “He was always the one to take care of me. He picked me up, dropped me off at school. If I got into trouble in school, they called him and he straightened me out.”

Flores had an impressive amateur career of nearly 100 bouts, winning the Ringside World Championships in 2006 and 2008, and being 101 days from his pro debut when Benjamin died as a result of injuries suffered in the ring. 

It was on April 30, 2009 that Benjamin, a rising 122-pound prospect, collapsed in the ring in Dallas after being stopped in the eighth round by Al Seeger. Five days later, the 24-year-old died from injuries suffered in the fight.

“Most people who had to go through that situation would probably have quit,” Miguel said. “I made the decision to keep going because if I stopped there, his death would have been for nothing.”

Flores fought three times in 2009, winning all by knockout and feeling as if he had the strength of two men. Cody Gardner, Breuntre Miller and Edson Renteria fell in the first, second and third rounds in August, September and October. 

A 17-year-old Flores entered the ring for his 31-second pro debut wearing a T-shirt featuring a photo of him and his brother that was taken in the locker room before Benji’s final bout. 

“I knew my brother’s strength was lifting me. And I knew he would be proud of me,” said Flores, whose mother, Olivia’s, name was stitched on the waistband of his trunks. “She had just lost a son and told me to go to school or do something else. It was a tough decision, but ultimately my parents are both very supportive.”

Over the course of 2010 and 2011 Flores stopped three of seven opponents, improving to 10-0 (6 KOs). Among Flores’ knockouts were second- and fourth-round TKOs of previously unbeaten fighters David Green (March 2010) and Rheno Nieto (January 2011).

Born in Morelia, Mexico, but raised in Houston, Flores had amassed a record of 18-0 (9 KOs) by the end of 2015.  

Mares vs. Flores: September 4, 2022 (FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View)

Down Twice, But Not Out

Flores went the full 10 rounds in all three unanimous decision victories in 2016, following a pair of near shutout wins over Mario Briones (January) and Ruben Tamayo (May) with a hard-fought triumph over Ryan Kielczweski, the latter of whom entered at 25-2 (7 KOs).

“I boxed and banged it out with Kielczweski, and it feels great to get this win,” said the then-24-year-old Flores, who had won all but one of his fights by stoppage or unanimous decision. “I thought I would hurt him with body shots, so we did a lot of work down there tonight.”

Flores lost consecutive sixth- and fifth-round stoppages in 2017 to Dat Nguyen (February) and Chris Avalos (July), the latter, controversially. 

Nguyen floored Flores in the final round of an action-packed fight. Flores rose on unsteady legs, as Nguyen immediately resumed an attack that led referee Laurence Cole to jump in and stop the fight at the 1:02 mark.

Flores scored a third-round knockdown against Avalos and led, 48-46, on all three scorecards, but a cut above his left eye was deemed too serious for him to continue after five rounds and Avalos was declared a controversial TKO winner of an action-packed 126-pound clash. 

“I'm disappointed by what happened. We were winning the fight,” Flores said. “We saw the referee say it was an accidental headbutt, but this kind of stuff happens in boxing. They took it away from me.”

Flores went 3-2 over his next five bouts, covering 2018 through 2021. He rebounded with consecutive second- and sixth-round stoppages of Raul Chirino (April 2018) and Luis May (June 2019) before falling by near shutout unanimous decision to four-division champion Leo Santa Cruz (November 2019).

Flores suffered a fifth-round TKO to Eduardo Ramirez (December 2020), but came back with an eight-round split-decision victory over Diuhl Olguin (June 2021). 

On September 4, 2022, Flores took on acclaimed three-division champ Abner Mares on a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The two battled to an exciting majority draw after 10-rounds in their lightweight duel.
 
Mares had a hot start to his ring-return, landing a series of sharp right hands early in round two that brought his hometown Southern California crowd to its feet as their hometown hero landed 42 blows in the frame. Flores had his best rounds in the final two stanzas, sweeping the ninth and 10th on all three cards to clinch the draw. The raucous 10th round left the fans on their feet with both fighters raising their hand in victory before the scores of 95-95 twice and 96-94 for Mares were read.
 
"It was a good fight and obviously I thought that I pulled it off,” said Flores. “I know we're in his hometown and he's a veteran so it is what it is. He was trying to pot shot me, but I was catching most of it. He got me with a couple good shots early on but I felt like I was in control after the fourth round.”

On October 14, 2023, Flores gave a game effort but ultimately dropped a unanimous decision to Sam Goodman in Goodman's native Australia.