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Flores brothers capture titles in Las Vegas
Flores brothers
The Flores brothers, Damian Louis, Damon and Andre, placed first in their respective weight classes at the Nevada Titles Nationals Boxing Tournament on April 28.

The Flores brothers, Damian Louis, Andre and Damon, brought home championship belts from the Nevada Titles Nationals Boxing Tournament.

The event was staged on April 28 at the Durango Hills Community Center.

“I’m very proud of my sons,” father Damian Flores said. “It’s the first time all three of my boys have won national titles at the same time.”

Added Damian Louis: “It’s pretty amazing. We did it together.”

Damian Louis, a seventh-grade student at Cesar Chavez Jr. High in Ceres, claimed his first national title.

He placed first in the 11-12-year-old Bantamweight 106-pound open division.

“It’s pretty exciting,” Damian Louis said. “I won my first national championship.”

Damian Louis beat Wyatt Hanson by unanimous decision thanks in large part to two standing eight-counts.

“They could have stopped the fight,” Damian said. “He beat him up pretty bad. I knew he could do it. He’s starting to come into his own. He’s getting stronger.”

“I’m taking it (boxing) more serious now because I want to win,” Damian Louis said.

Andre, a sixth-grader at Las Rosa Elementary School, captured his third national title.  He beat Eddie Rojas by unanimous decision in the 11-12-year-old Bantamweight 85-pound open division.

Andre registered a standing eight-count in the first round.

“He’s a competitor,” Damian said. “He doesn’t like to lose.”

Damon, a second-grader at La Rosa, claimed his second national title.

He won by default in the 8-year-old Pee-Wee 65-pound open division.

“He was supposed to fight but a kid from Stockton pulled out,” Damian said. “Eventually, we’ll run into him.”

The Flores brothers represented Stanislaus County Police Activities League (PAL) for the first time when they competed in Las Vegas.

“They welcomed us with open arms,” Damian said. “They made sure we were taken care of. All I had to do was pay for food. They covered gas, and fees for the tournament and hotel.”