Fully and satisfactorily responding in each round, Hernan "Tyson" Marquez ended the strong stage of his preparation on Thursday to test himself to 12 rounds, and was reported ready and in excellent physical and mental condition to face the biggest fight of his career.
"Tyson" (34-2-0, 26 KOs) will face Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria (31-3-0, 18 KOs) on Saturday November 17 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles - with the Flyweight world championships of the WBA and WBO at stake. The fight will be transmitted in Mexico through Casa del Boxeo, Azteca 7 and in the U.S. by Wealth TV.
In the semi-final match, Nicaraguan Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez will expose his WBA Jr. Flyweight title against Mexico's Juan Estrada in a fight scheduled for twelve rounds.
After three months of preparation into two stages concentrated in Oxnard, California, with a multi-disciplinary team led by his trainer Robert Garcia, 24 year old Tyson said he was strong, fast and very motivated to face this unification bout against a fighter known as "Mexican executioner".
"Sparring for twelve rounds went great and it felt great. I was strong, fast, with good resilience and endurance, this sparring stage ends today, but the preparation continues. We'll do exercises and aerobics, recreational and regenerative training, equipment, mittens, evrything all to maintain condition and weight" said Sonoran pride.
¨Never in my career, nine days away from the scale, have I been so close to the range of my division, it is the result of a great job with my trainer Robert Garcia and his team, and all this gives me more motivation towards my victory. I've done a lot of preparation. The test of sparring for twelve rounds was intense because he fought me with everything, however, I want to thank Hanzel Martinez, Eduardo Valenzuela and Steve Martinez who helped me in my boxing sessions and I want to say to the people that I will give my best in the ring and it will be a great fight, but the victory is going to Mexico."