Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Viloria Aims To Cement His Legacy With a Marquez Win

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

In a battle of champions WBO flyweight king Brian Viloria faces Mexico’s WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez with Viloria eager to cement his legacy as one of the great fighters in the lower weight divisions which, despite the action-packed classics, have failed to get the attention of the big networks such as HBO and Showtime.

The Viloria-Marquez showdown at the Los Angeles Sports Arena which will be telecast in the Philippines by GMA 7 with “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao as one of the members of the TV panel has added interest for Filipinos as world rated Drian Franciso is also featured on the card against Mexico’s squat Javier Gallo adding spice to the storied Philippine-Mexican ring rivalry.

Viloria who is trained by the celebrated Hall-of-Famer Freddie Roach and former world champion Robert Garcia who handles Marquez have indicated it should be a terrific fight with both Viloria and Marquez indicating they plan to fight aggressively from the opening bell.

Their final press conference got a little testy when Marquez took a dig at Viloria who sometimes dances the hula after a big win, telling him "You will have no victory or dance because I will be taking those two belts to Mexico. "

But Viloria confidently said "I know all of Tyson’s moves and I have the ideal style to beat him because Marquez is always coming forward and his movements are very predictable. I’m going to do my work, going to box with class, with intelligence, and I’ll win the fight round by round. At the end I’ll do my Hawaiian dance like I do every time I win.”

Viloria, a three-time, two division world champion is coming off three statement fights highlighted by a smashing 8th round TKO against pound-for-pound ranked Giovanni Segura and plans “to just let my hands go” against the hard-hitting Marquez.

Viloria told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard he feels great “just like I was against (Giovanni) Segura” whom he battered and bruised giving referee Samuel Viruet no choice but to call a halt at 29 seconds of the 8th round after Segura developed a huge, ugly lump on the right side of his forehead and was taking a bad beating on December 11, 2011.

The 31 year old WBO champion told us he is “mentally and physically fine, perfect and ready to go. I wish the fight was today.”

Viloria who  has a record of 31-3 with 18 knockouts has made it clear “I just want to be known as one of the top fighters in my generation and maybe in the eyes of the Filipinos and all the fight fans, I just want to make my mark before I take a bow.”

Viloria also said he was very happy that at last they found an opponent for Francisco and that he will see action on the same card.

Francisco, after weeks of uncertainty on who his opponent was and mind games played by Zanfer Promotions who didn’t even inform the Filipino fighter or his trainer Justin Fortune where the weigh-in would be staged, said he is not bothered by the tactics and would “go for a knockout if he sees an opening.”

In a conversation with  reporter Jayson Otamias, Francisco said that while he would love to go for a knockout he “will be careful and protect myself.”

Trainer Fortune described Francisco as “a nice kid who is strong and has an awkward style but can punch with unbelievable power.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Dorticos: I Want To Destroy Gassiev, He Will Face a Real Man! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Yunier Dorticos - Go Face To Face! Schaefer: I Learned From The Mistakes of The Super Six Tourney Anthony Joshua: I Asked For Dillian Whyte After Pulev Withdrew Murata Dominant in Rematch, Makes N’Dam Quit After 7th Round Photos: Murat Gassiev Blasts Out Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in Three Photos: Ryan Burnett Beats Zhakiyanov To Unify WBA, IBF Belts Photos: Josh Warrington Takes Out Ceylan, Earns Lee Selby Shot Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pick Up Solid Wins in Sydney Bouts Mock vs. Chudinov Deal in Place For November 25 Andrade: I Did Very Well in 160 Debut, I'll Fight Anybody! Karim Mayfield Decisons Miguel Dumas in San Francisco Gassiev Sees Joshua, Wilder in His Future: I'll Unify, Then Move Up! N'Dam vs. Murata - CompuBox Reflects on First Fight Stats Why Malignaggi Should Quiet Down. And Why He Won't. Machado: He Hurt Me a Few Times, But I Got The Punch I Needed Hassan N'Dam vs. Ryota Murata II: Pre-Fight Report Card Maciej Sulecki: I Want Jermell Charlo Next, I Want The Title Shot Alberto Machado Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Jezreel Corrales Out Jezreel Corrales-Alberto Machado - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Demetrius Andrade Makes 160 Debut, Dominates Alantez Fox Carlos Jimenez Knocks Out Pedro Campa in Shocker Sharif Bogere Decisions Rodriguez Over Ten Rounds in Las Vegas Gassiev Crushes Wlodarczyk in Three, Will Face Dorticos Next Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Culcay Hurts Resilient Sulecki, But Loses Unanimous Decision Hearn is Firm: I Want Wilder-Whyte Next, Never 50-50 For Joshua! Jason Moloney, Andrew Moloney Win Big in Melbourne Demetrius Andrade vs. Alantez Fox - CompuBox Historical Review Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk - CompuBox Historical Review Josh Warrington Stops Dennis Ceylan in Ten To Earn Selby Shot Cecilia Braekhus Stops Mikaela Lauren in Six To Retain Ryan Burnett Defeats Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Unifies WBA, IBF Titles Azinga Fuzile Stuns Munyai, Simpiwe Vetyeka Suffers Upset Loss Lyon Woodstock Captures WBO Euro, Tommy Langford Wins Pedro Guevara Aims For a KO Against Shiro To Regain WBC Title Acelino Freitas Set To Return, Faces Martinez in November Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan - LIVE Results From Leeds Photos: Hassan N'Dam, Ryota Murata Ready For Rematch Battle Demetrius Andrade's Promoter Details Many Options at 160
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement