3 More Rounds

Flores outpoints Kielczweski

Photos: Brett Carlsen/Premier Boxing Champions

Photos: Brett Carlsen/Premier Boxing Champions

On Friday night’s Premier Boxing Champions card on ESPN, unbeaten featherweight Miguel Flores (21-0, 9 KOs) earned a unanimous decision win over Ryan Kielczweski (25-2, 7 KOs) from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

Both fighters turned in an aggressive performance, with each throwing over 750 punches, but it was Flores who was most effective with his combinations and body attach.

“I thought I would hurt him with body shots, so we did a lot of work down there tonight. I think my movement was the difference,” Flores would say after the fight. “Ryan said I couldn’t move, but I showed him and everyone else that I can.”

Kielczweski had trouble with Flores early on, but as the fight progressed, he began to do his best work with his own combinations. ¬†Ultimately however, the slow start would cost Kielczweski the fight, as he couldn’t overcome the early deficit.

Kielczweski said afterward, “I thought we fought a great fight tonight for the fans. I started a little slow, but I really picked it up in the fifth round.”

Scores were 97-93, 96-94 and 96-94 in favor of Flores.

In the televised opener, Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (16-3, 7 KOs) defeated Jamal James (20-1, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision in a 10-round welterweight bout.

Ugas was originally set to face Bryant Perrella, who withdrew from the fight due to a left thumb injury, although James was in shape, having come off a win 27 days ago.

It was a technical fight dominated by Ugas, who showed no ring rust despite being out of action for over 800 days.

“We focused on the body because he was tall,” said Ugas. “So we planned on chopping him down, and that’s what I did.”

Scores were 99-91, 98-92, 96-94 for Ugas.

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