Undefeated lightweight sensation Gabriel Flores Jr. took a big step in the advancement of his career by signing a managerial contract with respected boxing and hip-hop icon James Prince.

Flores, 20, who Top Rank began promoting at 17, is excited to work with Prince.

“It (being managed by Prince) is going to do big things for my career moving forward,” said Flores Jr. “I look at this as another step to building an empire, we’re putting the right pieces in place to have a great legacy inside and outside of the ring. This is just another chapter in my book and I feel this is another historic accomplishment.”

Prince, has worked with many great fighters, most notably, Floyd Mayweather Jr., a five-division world champion, Roy Jones Jr., a four-division world champion, and Andre Ward, a two-division world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist.

“Let it be known, I am excited for the opportunity, Prince said in a short video clip. “This is the first Mexican fighter that I have ever worked with.”

Flores Jr’s father, Gabriel Flores Sr, who has raised and coached his son, sees the move as historic.

“We’re trying to build an empire, not a team,” said Flores Sr. “J. Prince brings a lot to the table, and us together will be even stronger. We look forward to working together, achieving many goals, with the first being his first Mexican world champion ever.”

Flores Jr. is 17-0 with 6 wins by knockout. He was most recently seen in the ring dominating Matt Conway in Las Vegas. Flores went 5-0 in 2019.