Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Viloria Eyes March Unification With Wonjongkam, Marquez

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria is seeking a unification title fight sometime in March next year against either WBC champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand or WBA champion Hernan Marquez of Mexico.

Viloria spoke to BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard prior to returning to Los Angeles with his wife Erika, yesterday evening.

He said “what I really want to do is a unification with one of the champions. Hopefully that will happen but I’m not sure who is going to be up next.”

Viloria said “we are looking at (Hernan) Marquez and (Pongsaklek) Wonjongkam.” He also indicated “I don’t know how big its going to be but a possible match with Ivan Calderon. Whatever will make sense.”

Viloria retained his title with a masterful 8th round TKO in a mandatory defense against former light flyweight champion and Ring Magazine’s No. 9 in the pound for pound rankings Giovanni Segura of Mexico last December 11 in a fight card presented by Solar Sports in cooperation with Zanfer Promotions at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Pongsaklek is the 34 year old Thai southpaw with a record of 83-3-1 with 44 knockouts. He won the title with a stunning 1st round TKO over the Philippines Malcolm Tunacao on March 2, 2001 and had 17 successful title defenses before losing to Japan’s Daisuke Naito on July 18, 2007 in Tokyo.

Pongsaklek regained the interim title with a win over Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda on April 24, 2009. Miranda is the same fighter from whom Viloria won the title at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu last July 16. In his last title defense Pongsaklek won a twelve round unanimous decision over former champion and one time Viloria conqueror Edgar Sosa, last October 21.

The 23 year old southpaw Marquez has a record of 32-2 with 25 knockouts. He won the title with an 11th round TKO over Luis Concepcion on April 2, 2011.

Marquez had previously lost to Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire via an 8th round TKO in an interim super flyweight title bout in Puerto Rico on July 10, 2010 which Donaire dominated, dropping Marquez in rounds 5 and 8.

The 36 year old Calderon, also a southpaw, was twice knocked out by Segura who won the title from the previously unbeaten Puerto Rican on August 28, 2010 with an 8th round knockout. Calderon has a record of 35-2-1 with 6 knockouts.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by johncods on 12-19-2011

[QUOTE=puga;11578659]thats the thing with brian , you give him an opponent he is suppose to look good againts and he losses..you give him a tough opponent and he wins...funny how that works.....[/QUOTE] I agree! Viloria fights to the level of…

Comment by puga on 12-19-2011

[QUOTE=Filo;11578671]Saludar is the number 1 contender for Viloria.Froilan called out Viloria why is Viloria ducking? :boxing:[/QUOTE] how good is this guy saludar homeboy?...can he get past casimero?...

Comment by Filo on 12-19-2011

Saludar is the number 1 contender for Viloria.Froilan called out Viloria why is Viloria ducking? :boxing:

Comment by puga on 12-19-2011

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;11578650]Should do a soft defense IMO. He's had two hard fights back to back and deserves a light fight. It means another payday, too. I'm pretty sure he'd be well received in either The Philippines or Hawaii.[/QUOTE] thats the…

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 12-19-2011

Should do a soft defense IMO. He's had two hard fights back to back and deserves a light fight. It means another payday, too. I'm pretty sure he'd be well received in either The Philippines or Hawaii.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Stevenson: Andre Ward Wants To Milk His Titles Before Facing Me Sam Eggington Embraces Idea of Facing Paulie Malignaggi in NY Julius Indongo, Ricky Burns Expect Fireworks in Glasgow Wood Updates On Flanagan, Fitzgerald; Confirms Ajisafe Capture Dashon Johnson vs. Ricardo Pinell Tops Emerald Casino Card Arum Agrees With Mayweather Rejecting White's $25 Million Offer Video: Paulie Malignaggi Talks Future, Canelo-Chavez, More J. Mayweather: Pacquiao is a Gatekeeper, He Won't Beat Crawford! Sulaiman Praises Canelo-Chavez Deal, Still Mulls Special WBC Belt Erislandy Lara Keeps Winning, Keeps Calling For Canelo, Golovkin Mayweather: Dana White Carried My Bags, Now He's a Tough Guy Chavez Sr. Breaks Down His Son's Chances With Canelo, Weight Alexander Povetkin's B-Sample To Be Opened on February 1 Dominic Breazeale vs. Izu Ugonoh is Set For Wilder-Wawrzyk Card Edwin Rodriguez Back in Gym, Will Work on Correcting Mistakes Badou Jack vs. Callum Smith Purse Bid Set For February 17 Mayweather Willing To Help Rousey Improve Her Striking Skills Adrien Broner: Make Numbers Right - I'll Fight Burns in The UK Boxing Coach Arrested, Allegations of Recruiting Militants For ISIS Hearn Calls Mayweather's Robbery Claim 'Rubbish', Still Eyes DeGale-Smith Golovkin-Jacobs: Loeffler Expects Good Numbers For PPV Card Bellew: I'm at 225-Pounds and Training, Not a Poser Like Haye Froch Disagrees With Mayweather on Robbery, Agrees Jack Won Katie Taylor To Fight on Joshua-Klitschko, Possibly Golovkin-Jacobs David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens Set For March 11, HBO Joshua vs. Klitschko - Over 80,000 Tickets Sold Team Ramirez: Zurdo Has What it Takes To KO Jack or DeGale! Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren Badou Jack Moving Up To 175-Pounds; Wants Adonis Stevenson Mayweather: Not Looking to Make Gervonta Davis-Lomachenko Badou Jack-James DeGale: Post-Fight Report Card Kell Brook: My Team Wants Me To Go To 154 Pounds Tyrone Nurse: It'll Be Great To Be A Big Attraction Mayweather Believes Broner Can Become The Next PPV Star Qudratillo Abduqaxorov Will Face Viktor Plotnykov on February 10 Trainer: Lara or Charlo Have a Great Chance To Beat Golovkin Dennis Ceylan vs. Isaac Lowe Euro Title Clash on March 18 Lomachenko-Corrales is The Target For April 8 or 15, Says Arum "Fighting Words" - One Prospect Rises Fast, Another Falls Hard Canelo's Trainer Expects The "Best Version" of Chavez Jr. on May 6
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement