Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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 Malignaggi Breaks Down Why Brook-Spence Will Be Special Fight Photos: Hatton Pays Tribute To Victims of Manchester Tragedy Cotto: Marquez Has To Get Things Done or Keep His Mouth Shut! Johsua Return To Be Revealed in 3-4 Weeks, Likely Klitschko Oscar Valdez To Fight in Summer and Then The Fall, Says Arum Egis Kavaliauskas, Alex Saucedo - Both Eager For Bigger Things Photos: Orlando Salido vs. Aristides Perez - Final Press Conference James DeGale: Let's Make This Clear - Badou Jack is a P*ssy! Photos: Michael Conlan, Saucedo, Mike Alvarado - Official Weights WBA Turns Back on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight N'Dam-Murata, Barthelemy-Relikh Rematches Ordered By WBA Kell Brook Predicts Thriller, Knockdowns By Him & Errol Spence De La Hoya to Boxing Fans: Don’t Support Mayweather-McGregor Adrien Broner-Mikey Garcia in Works for 7/29 at Barclays Center Brandon Rios Vows To Impress: I'll Be Better Than Ever IBF Reveals Silk Road Championship Tournament Miguel Cotto Says Golden Boy Pact May Extend Beyond 2017 Randy Caballero vs. Oscar Negrete - Golden Boy on ESPN, June 30 Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Final Presser Video: Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Final Press Conference Video: Brook vs. Spence - Chocolate Brownie vs. Man Down Porter Wants Rematch: Brook Can't Beat Me Twice, I'll Box Him Ruben Guerrero: Everyone Avoided Having Rematch With Robert Video: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Final Presser Spence: This is My Era, Time to Unify the Welterweight Titles Roc Nation Boss: Team Ward Disgusted By Kovalev's Racist Remarks Groves: I Genuinely Believe I am a Better Fighter Than Chudinov Alex Saucedo Feels Career Boost With Abel Sanchez in Corner Mosley Asked To Get Vasectomy as Part of Divorce Agreement! Bundu: I Favor Thurman To Beat Spence - He's Faster, Hits Harder Brook: No Way Can Errol Spence Beat Me - I'm a Man Possessed! Amir Khan Slams Terrorists For Bombing, Twisting Muslim Faith Anselmo Moreno: A Postscript or A New Chapter Video: George Groves Very Pumped To Defeat Fedor Chudinov Video: Tony Bellew Talks Deontay Wilder, Brook-Spence, More Kevin Rivers Jr. Decisions Pucheta in Top Spot of Golden Boy Card Jeff Horn Smiles: Pacquiao Looks Terrible in Camp? That's Great! Sugar Ray: Mayweather-McGregor Will Sell, Not a Fight For Purists 50 Cent, Wilder Unite To Send Message To Mayweather, Joshua Photos: Michael Conlan, Saucedo, Mean Machine - Chicago Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement