Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Ryan Kielczweski & Heavyweight
Phenom Guido Vianello To See Action On Baranchyk vs. Zepeda
Oct. 3 Card
Gabriel Flores Jr. returns for his MGM Grand Las Vegas
“Bubble” encore Saturday, Oct. 3 against veteran contender
Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski in the 10-round
lightweight co-feature to the highly anticipated junior
welterweight bout between Ivan Baranchyk and Jose Zepeda.
Flores, from Stockton, Calif., headlined on ESPN June 18
against Josec Ruiz and prevailed via shutout unanimous
Baranchyk-Zepeda, Flores-Kielczweski and undercard bouts
will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 7:30
p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Flores (18-0, 6 KOs), the 20-year-old prodigy who signed a
pro contract with Top Rank at 16, recently moved his
training base from Stockton to Las Vegas and signed with
manager James Prince. He shined on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson
Fury II undercard in February, dropping Matt Conway in the
opening round en route to a unanimous decision win. Flores,
known as “Stockton’s King,” authored a dominating victory
over Ruiz despite entering the fight with a lower back
Kielczweski (30-4, 11 KOs), from Quincy, Mass., is the most
experienced foe of Flores’ career, a 12-year pro who has won
four of his last five and has never been knocked out. He
last fought in March 2019 and won an eight-round decision
over Nick Otieno in Melrose, Mass. He is no stranger to ESPN
audiences, having fought multiple times on the beloved
“Friday Night Fights” series.
"I want to show everyone that I'm ready for bigger and
better competition," Flores said. "I'm prepared for a world
“I’m excited to get back in the ring on Oct 3 against a very
talented prospect. A win here will put me back where I need
to be for bigger fights,” Kielczweski said. “I’d like to
thank Murphys Boxing and Top Rank for giving me the
opportunity to showcase my skills on such a high-level
In undercard action:
Heavyweight prospect Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (7-0, 7
KOs), a 2016 Italian Olympian, will look to extend his KO
streak against “Bubble” veteran Kingsley Ibeh (5-1, 4 KOs)
in a six-rounder. Vianello knocked out Don Haynesworth in
the opening round on June 9, while Ibeh won two bouts in the
first run of “Bubble” cards. Ibeh upset the previously
undefeated Patrick Mailata via majority decision on July 2.
2019 Junior Olympic gold medalist Haven Brady Jr., an
18-year-old boxer-puncher from Albany Ga., will make his
professional debut in a four-round featherweight bout. Brady
recently signed a long-term promotional pact with Top Rank.
Featherweight Duke Ragan (1-0, 1 KO), who won his
professional debut last month inside the “Bubble” with a
first-round stoppage, returns in a four-rounder against an
opponent to be named.
Heavyweight Mitchell Sipe, a professional mixed martial
artist, will make his pro boxing debut in a four-round fight
against an opponent to be named.
In a rescheduled six-round junior lightweight bout
originally set for Sept. 19, Puerto Rican junior lightweight
prospect Frevian Gonzalez (3-0, 1 KO) will fight Carlos