Tuesday, December 13th 2016

Meet Top Rank’s Youngest Boxer, Gabriel “Lil G” Flores

Only 16 years old – and in the Class of 2018 at Cesar Chavez High School in Stockton, California – Gabriel recently signed a promotional contract with Top Rank.
A sensational prospect at 130 pounds, he was an amateur standout and a member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 2015 and 2016.

Gabriel Flores

Gabriel said, “I train at the Los Gallos Boxing Academy in Stockton. It’s my dad’s gym.

“I’ve been to a few training camps, too. I went to L.A. to spar Oscar Valdez, Jessie Magdaleno, and Emilio Sanchez.

“I spar a lot of pros. Sometimes I get in the ring with Andy Vences – I’ve known him since I was an amateur, probably since I was 11. He’s like my big brother, he trains at Los Gallos, too. I also spar with Tino Avila.

Gabriel Flores
L-R: Andy Vences and Gabriel Flores taking photos with fans.

“I’d say I’m a pure boxer. I like to keep my distance and use my jab and my straight punches, but if it comes down to it, I can fight on the inside – I can do anything it takes to win.  “My favorite boxer of all time is Roy Jones Jr. Sometimes I’ll do a little showboating like he does, and sometimes I do that little jump-in hook.”

For the full bio on Lil G click here.