Viloria Hopes For Wonjongkam Unification on Neutral Soil

By Ryan Burton

WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria appeared on the most recent edition of The Boxing Lab,'s official audio show. Viloria is coming off a huge upset win over Mexican slugger Giovani Segura. It was a fight in which most pundits gave "The Hawaiian Punch" little chance to win.

The Boxing Lab's Luis Sandoval asked Viloria if he was looking at giving Segura a rematch.

"No, not really," Viloria answered. "Maybe if the fight was closer it would make sense but I don't think that is the best fight out there for me right now."

Viloria plans to return to the ring in the first quarter of next year and has a lot of options to choose from. We asked Viloria if there was a particular fight that interested him and he revealed that a unification fight with WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam intrigued him. The long time champion usually fights in the comforts of his native Thailand. Viloria would like to face him in neutral territory.

"I would to fight Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. We could fight at a neutral venue.  Malaysia and Japan are two places where I think the fight makes sense," said Viloria.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VERDUGO on 12-24-2011

[QUOTE=SCtrojansbaby;11595535]He is already a HOFer [B]But if Wonjongkam beats Viloria when its all said and done he will probable pass Pacquiao as the greatest Asian fighter in modern history [/B]and be considered by hardcore fans a top 10 fighter of…

Comment by richardt on 12-24-2011

Segura and Marquez can fight each other since neither one of them are on Viloria's level. Segura and Marquez could wage a good little war. It is possible Wonjongkam leaves his country, many have to secure greater fame.

Comment by teddycanyon on 12-23-2011

wow that'd be an excellent fight!

Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 12-23-2011

He is already a HOFer But if Wonjongkam beats Viloria when its all said and done he will probable pass Pacquiao as the greatest Asian fighter in modern history and be considered by hardcore fans a top 10 fighter of…

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-23-2011

give the rematch as there's no chance in hell he gets the Thai out of country..ber real...

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