October 6, 2011



Alexander Flores

Alexander “The Great Flores” Flores

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Despite nearly three decades of excellence in the fight game, there is just one thing renowned fight promoter Roy Englebrecht hasn’t done.

Until now.

For the first time, Englebrecht has signed an exclusive five year promotional contract with a professional boxer, and considering the positive notices unbeaten 21-year old heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores has recently received, the decision was a no-brainer.

“Alexander Flores has a million dollar smile, the looks of a GQ Model, and the talent to bring new life into the heavyweight division,” said Englebrecht. “I am thrilled that Alex and his manager and trainer Michael Love made the decision to let us be part of Team Flores and help shape his future in the heavyweight division. Besides being a good prospect, he is a perfect fit for our Fight Club OC shows, as he has the look and excitement that our fans enjoy. Move over Oscar De La Hoya and Sergio Martinez, there is another candidate to take away your title as “Best Looking Fighter in the Business!”

“We are very excited to now partner with Roy Englebrecht, his matchmaker Whit Haydon, his marketing manager Drew Englebrecht, and really his entire team,” said Flores and Love. “We realize that it is rare that Roy puts his name behind a fighter and that’s a testament of the type of fighter Alex is and Roy and Whit’s belief in him. We decided on going with Roy Englebrecht Events due to the comfort we felt in our meetings and subsequent conversations. With Roy Englebrecht Events we felt that more care would be placed in handling Alex’s career due to the fact that they were not promoting so many fighters. Plus, we wanted to deal with a promotional company that has years of experience behind them, and just attend a Fight Club OC show to see the big time way that Roy promotes his shows.”

Hailing from Rowland Heights, California, 6-5, 225 pound Alexander “The Great” Flores (5-0, 3 KOs) didn’t spend much time in the amateur ranks, but after compiling an impressive 14-2 record and winning the Southern California Golden Gloves, he took his skills to the professional arena, debuting with a second round knockout of Antonio Robertson on March 19, 2010. In 2011, with three wins already under his belt, Flores upped his level of competition and didn’t skip a beat, as he defeated highly-touted former University of Miami football star Quadtrine Hill in April, and followed that victory up with a third round knockout of Serhiy Karpenko. And with his looks, power, and charisma, there is a heavyweight buzz around Flores that hasn’t been felt in the Los Angeles area in years, something Englebrecht and his team noticed right away. So expect to see him all around the Southern California area in the coming years as he continues his march to a world championship.

“To say I am excited is an understatement,” said Roy Englebrecht’s matchmaker Whit Haydon. “Alex Flores has length and youth on his side and at just 21 years of age has every right to have an excellent career, plus he brings several intangibles which are not easily found. The level of comfort in the ring and seeming understanding of his identity as a fighter is not typical for a guy with an abbreviated amateur career. Having seen four of his five pro fights, he has matured by leaps and bounds with every fight, and he really grows on you.”

Flores will make his debut as a Roy Englebrecht fighter on the undercard of the October 27th Manny Pacquiao & Top Rank promoted show at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, facing Phoenix’s tough Chad Davis, who in August lost a tough split decision to 5-0 Russian heavyweight Medzkid Bektemirov. Flores will then make his Orange County debut on Thursday, December 1st on Roy Englebrecht Promotions premier Fight Club OC series show at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, where he will face top Japanese heavyweight Massataka Takehara who at 6-5 lost a tough battle in August in Tacoma to 8-0 Vincent Thompson.

Above from left: Michael Love Manager/Trainer of Alex Flores, Alex Flores, Whit Haydon Matchmaker for Roy Englebrecht Promotions and Roy Englebrecht