Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Brian Viloria is Back in Training at The Wild Card

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Although there is nothing finalized about a possible title defense in a breakthrough fight card in Macau by Top Rank on April 6, WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria - who Arum said would be on the card - has been back in the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach in Los Angeles for the past one-and-a-half weeks.

Arum told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Viloria would face Juan Francisco Estrada who gave undefeated junior flyweight champion Roman “Chocalatito” Gonzalez a hard fight on the same card where Viloria scored an exciting 10th round TKO victory over hard-hitting Mexican Hernan “Tyson” Marquez at the LA Sports Arena last November 17.

Viloria trained with young Filipino Marvin Somodio - who was hired by Roach - and Somodio said Estrada “is a tough guy but I’ve faced a lot of tough guys already in my career. It’s the same thing. I need to enter the ring in shape and with a game plan. It all comes down to what I need to do.”

The main attraction in Macau considering the heavy influx of Chinese patrons of Asia’s gaming capital will be two-time Olympic gold medal winner and three-time World Amateur Champion, flyweight Zou Shiming, who will make his pro debut in a four round bout.

Arum who signed up Zou described the 31 year old fighter as “an incredible talent who is beloved in the People’s Republic of China” adding that Top Rank “will make every effort to make certain that he has a spectacular career as a professional boxer.”

Considered one of the most popular Olympic athletes in China, Zou is known for his extraordinary speed and superb footwork thanks to years of martial arts training with many of Zou’s opponents complaining that they cannot keep pace with him much less see his punches coming.

Zou has stated that his heroes are Muhammad Ali and Jackie Chan. 

Tags: Brian Viloria image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-24-2013

Given that its the Chinese market, Top Rank, and a 31 who just turned pro, prepare for some very well hand picked opponents...

Comment by Bermuda on 01-24-2013

[QUOTE=MakeItRain;12948458]I hope Brian works on his stamina, few more big fights then he'll probably be in the p4p rankings. Macau is the equivalent of Las Vegas. Imagine is boxing becomes big there.[/QUOTE] i think if he just beats roman gonzalez…

Comment by ddangerous on 01-24-2013

I am looking very forward to seeing Z. Shiming in action. I want to see what all the buzz is about surrounding him. It notes his speed. Does he have power?

Comment by thuggery on 01-24-2013

Don't know much about him but he's definitely entertaining and I will be looking forward to his next fight.

Comment by MakeItRain on 01-24-2013

I hope Brian works on his stamina, few more big fights then he'll probably be in the p4p rankings. Macau is the equivalent of Las Vegas. Imagine is boxing becomes big there.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Promoter: You Never Heard Canelo Booed Like That! Josh Taylor May Get To World Title Within a Year, Says McGuigan With Andre Ward Retired, Who is The #1 P4P Fighter in The World? Oscar Valdez Gets Off The Floor To Decision Genesis Servania Gilberto Ramirez Drops, Decisions a Very Game Jesse Hart Michael Conlan Drops, Stops Kenny Guzman in Second Round Loeffler: Canelo Should Be More Confident After Full 12 With GGG Conceicao, Kavaliauskas, Mayer, Lenny Z, Gaibnazarov Win Bouts Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell - in Top Form, Battle Ready Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Get Tense, Ready For WBSS War Anthony Dirrell Denies Chavez Jr.'s Claim of Fight in November Lozano vs. Rodriguez Rematch Top Boxeo Telemundo Return Gervonta Davis Facing First Degree Aggravated Assault Charge Linares Weighs In at 134.2 Pounds; Campbell Weighs 134.8 Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin - Undercard Information Castano Still Not Paid For Win Over Michel Soro, Legal Action Looms Hughie Fury: When I Say I'll Knock Parker Out, I'll Knock Him Out! Team Ramirez Dedicate Hart Fight To Mexico Earthquake Victims Photos: Sergey Kovalev, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy - Face To Face Michael Conlan Aims To Impress With Big Win in Tuscon Photos: Parker vs. Fury Erupts in Near Brawl at Weigh-In Jesus Soto Karass vs. Juan Carlos Abreu - ESPN, November 2 Valdez on Servania: There Was a Time Nobody Knew Pacquiao, Too Daniel Jacobs: Billy Joe Saunders is Running Scared To Death! Sergey Kovalev: 'Maybe' Virgil Hunter Will Train Me, 'Maybe Not' Kathy Duva on Sergey Kovalev's Current Market Value Ken Shiro-Pedro Guevara - WBC Clash Set For Loaded Tokyo Card Frank Warren Gives Take on Rio Ferdinand Becoming a Boxer Hughie Fury: Skin Condition Poisoned By Blood - Fully Fit Now! Joseph Parker Aims To Have Many More Fights on UK Soil Golovkin's Promoter: GGG's Legacy at Stake in Canelo Rematch Photos: Canelo Helping Earthquake Victims in Mexico Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury and Who's Number Two? Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Return, Andre Ward's Retirement Ward: When You Don't Have Desire, Shouldn't Be in Boxing Ring Roach Still Hopes Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Will Happen in 2018 Kosei Tanaka Out for Two Months Due To Eye Socket Fractures Video: Bernard Hopkins Gets Deep on Canelo vs. Golovkin Video: Jorge Linares Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Mikey Garcia, More Kovalev Laughs: I Said I'd Stop Andre Ward's Career - It's True!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement