By Rafael Soto
Los Angeles - Mexico's Giovani "Aztec Warrior" Segura has the conviction and confidence to knock Ivan "Iron Boy" Calderon out. They meet for the second time on Saturday, April 2, in Mexicali, in co-promotion by Top Rank, PR Best Boxing and Zanfer and will be broadcast nationally on TV Azteca.
Segura (25-1-1, 22 KOs) will give Puerto Rico's "Iron Boy" Calderon the opportunity to get revenge for the knockout loss that he suffered in August 2010 in Puerto Rico. At that time, the Mexican puncher went to the Puerto Rican's house and took the championship, giving him his first professional loss by knocking him out in eight rounds.
The rematch will now be on Mexican soil, specifically in the Auditorium of the State of Mexicali. The world champion is in the final stages of preparation in Los Angeles, California where he has trained for seven weeks.
"This is the most intense training camp that I ever had and I plan to provide another great classic fight between Mexico and Puerto Rico. Calderón's plan will be to stay awya from me, to start running around the ring and that's nothing new with Calderon. I'll stop him again from running by hitting him hard to the head and body," Segura said.
"I see it going like the first fight, as a war, but I acknowledge that it will be harder because Calderon has already tasted my punch, but we are working in the gym as hard as we can. There is always extra motivation in facing a Puerto Rican opponent because I like to contribute wins to the statistics with Mexicans beating Puerto Ricans. I will win I and I don't care how, but I'm going to look to win by knockout again. This is my last fight at 108 pounds and I would face as soon as possible, as a first option, 'Pingo' Miranda who is the WBO flyweight champion."