Advertisement
Advertisement

Miranda Focused on Beating Brian Vilora, Then Moving Up

By Phil D. Jay

WBO flyweight champion Julio Cesar Miranda feels no pressure to move up to the super-flyweight division anytime in the near future. The Mexican’s sole focus is a successful fourth defence of his belt against Hawaiian former two-time world light-flyweight champion Brian Viloria in California on June 4th.

The 30 year-old (35-5-1, 28 KO’s), is on a five-fight stoppage streak, with all five coming at title level, including four world title fights and is in the best form of his life. “Pingo” is just enjoying his time as a world champion and concentrating on beating Viloria, also 30, who is isn’t taking lightly.

“I have seen Viloria fight many times,” Miranda told World Boxing News.

“His performances to win the light-flyweight title against Eric Ortiz in 2005 and his first defence against Jose Aguirre were impressive.

“I also watched his fights with Omar Nino, Edgar Sosa, Carlos Tamara and Archie Solis, so I have a good knowledge of him and know what to expect.

“Brian Viloria is a necessary defence and I will fight whoever is put in front of me.”

Viloria (28-3, 16 KO’s), knocked out Ortiz in a time of 2:59 in 2005 to win the WBC light-flyweight tile, a feat ironically repeated exactly by Miranda in 2009, as the Tampico fighter claimed victory in an IBF flyweight title eliminator. “Hawaiian Punch” claimed a second world title in 2009 with a victory over current champion Ulises Solis and now fights at 112lbs for the second time after moving up.

Miranda has constantly been linked with a move to 115lbs, with fellow Mexicans Mijares, Cazares and Rojas holding titles at super-flyweight, but Miranda has reiterated his desire to stay at 112lbs for the time being and maybe unify the division, before moving up the weights.

“It may cost me if I move up too soon, so I am taking the necessary time I need to prepare, before I look for the opportunity to be crowned world super-flyweight champion,” added Miranda.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-06-2011

Pingo a solid fighter, though he can get off balance as evidenced when the filipino drpped him in 1st, leaned ahead of his gloves and was off balance when the right him......he recovered qik & dominated...but he has tremendous power…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Hearn Expects Quigg To Score "Brutal" Knockout of Frampton Tasif Khan Stops Isaac Quaye In Six, Wins WBU/GBU Crowns Eddie Chambers: The Division is in Good Hands With Tyson Fury Moralde, Duno Ready To Go To War in General Santos City Amir Khan: Once My Shots Land on Canelo, He Will Think Twice! Mayweather: Khan Thinks He Can Do What I Did To Canelo Here's One Vote For Another Bernard 'Alien' Hopkins Sighting Erik Morales: Amir Khan Won't Last Four Rounds With Canelo Luis Ortiz Warns Tony Thompson: Barking Dogs Don't Bite! Billy Dib To Face Sukkasem Kietyongyuth on February 26 Arreola Suspended For 90 Days, Tests Positive For Marijuana Denis Lebedev-Yunier Dorticos Clash Ordered By The WBA Photos: Jamel Herring Makes Weight, Set For First TV Main Event Garcia's Team Disputes Possibility Of Donnie Nietes Fight Freddie Roach is Pleased With Frankie Gomez Performance Luis Ramos on Top Rank Deal, Desire For World Title Fight Golovkin's Promoter Confirms Interest in Bernard Hopkins Fight Luis Ortiz-Thompson Set, But Not Yet Sanctioned By WBA Francisco Santana To Return on Top Rank Bill on April 2 Adamek-Molina: Mateusz Masternak To Face Fields on The Card Amir Khan: I'll Win and Make History, Shut The Doubters Up! Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Finalized For March 5th on HBO Cruz vs. Koasicha Tops March 4 Telemundo Bill In Tampa Toka Kahn-Clary Promises To Let The Hard Shots Rain Down Frank Bruno Insists Comeback Talk Came From The Heart Mayweather: Me and Al Haymon Have All The Say So in Boxing Arum: If Pacquiao Continues To Fight, Crawford is Perfect Foe Nietes May Defend Against Garcia in May, Not Fuentes RoundZero Wins Purse Bid For Chudinov-Signani EBU Title Fight IRA Claims 'Credit' For Deadly Dublin Weigh-In Shooting Browne Continues Camp As Chagaev Clash Still On Course Freddie Roach Warns: Don't Count Khan Out Completely Jonathan Gonzelez-Joebert Alvarez To Battle on March 19 Brook: I Wish Khan The Best, Don't Think He Can Beat Canelo Gutknecht To Braehmer: I’m Ready To Avenge My Defeat! Robert Helenius-Johann Duhaupas on April 2 For WBC Silver Belt Evander Holyfield: Anthony Joshua is Best Fighter UK Ever Had Mayweather: Khan Should Have Fought Brook, Not Canelo "Fighting Words" - Canelo vs. Khan: A One-Ring Circus Khan: If I'm Scared of Brook, Then Why Would I Fight Canelo?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement