Giovanni Segura: What Happens When I Clock Calderon?

By Miguel Angel Cebreros,

The brand new world champion of the WBA a junior flyweight, Mexicos Giovanni Segura, is very happy because he finally got the fight he wanted - a unification bout with WBO champion Ivan Calderon of Puerto Rico. Segura sat down to talk about that fight, set for August 28, with

"I'm very happy because with this fight with Calderon has fulfilled one of my dreams as a professional boxer. This was a major goal of mine, to face the best in my division and I am very happy about that," Segura said.

How did you feel when you were told he was ready the fight and you only had to sign the contract?

“I jumped. I was told that the contract would come soon and I waited for four hours after training. I did not want to leave the house before putting down my signature and I waited until it came."

With only a little more than a month of notice, does that not affect you to have adequate preparation?

“I can not deny it will but it's the fight I wanted, and I will not complain, and I also was preparing to face Vargas in Mexico, but I jumped during the training camp to fight Calderón. As you can imagine, I have a commitment to my fans, I am also a world champion, and entire country is behind me. What else I can ask for? I just have to get ready with the time remaining.

Is this the fight you wanted?

“Sure, I always asked for it, and believe me I'm surprised, because to be honest, I was losing hope that Calderon and his people would notice me to unify the titles .

Does it bother you that Calderon says you have power and nothing more?

“Not at all, I am aware of what I have and it's a fact that there will be 36 minutes to connect, there are 12 rounds for what I want to happen. And what will happen is that when I connect, Calderon will know that fact."

Are you excited to fight in Puerto Rico?

“A lot, because in addition to facing Calderon. I wanted to see this beautiful island and its people, who very knowledgeable boxing people, and something else, I have the illusion of meeting Tito Trinidad to take a picture with him because he is one of my idols in boxing, along with Julio Cesar Chavez. I know Tito will support his countryman, but it doesn't matter because the pleasure of greeting him and chatting for a bit with him means a lot to me."

Calderon also said that Hugo Cazares is smarter than you, how do you take that?

“He has the right to judge and say whatever he wants. I have the formula to beat Calderon. I know few people believe in me and I'm going against a great champion, going against experience in his homeland, before his people, with everything against me. But the dream of winning won't be taken from me. I only had 12 amateur fights, I started to train to be a professional at 21 years old, but now I like it, I am world champion, and I'm going for another title. "

What do you predict in the fight with Calderon?

“As we can all imagine, I will be searched around four corners because he will be on his bicycle, but the big question is - what happens when I connect with a good shot. Look, I grew up in a rough neighborhood in Mexico, where it was necessary to defend yourself, having fights almost daily. I'm not afraid of anything. Boxing for me is fun. I enjoy it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tomasio on 07-25-2010

S[B][I]egura is a good fighter, he throws punches very well at both angles as an orthodox or southpaw(he changes constantly & does very well at it) But his defense is kind of not all there(he takes a lot of shots)...&…

Comment by Toney Loc on 07-25-2010

Segura does have KO power but he has pretty crappy technique and throws wild haymakers. His style is tailor-made for Calderon. Solis and Sosa match up much much better against Calderon than Segura does.

Comment by xcaret v3 on 07-25-2010

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;8903767]Well tell those 2 to grown a pair like Segura did[/QUOTE] solis and sosa dont want to fight in calderun's backyard... get that through your head, it took segura to accept the fight over there to make the fight…

Comment by [email protected] on 07-25-2010

[QUOTE=xcaret v3;8903734]win or lose i want calderon to face either solis or sosa[/QUOTE] Well tell those 2 to grown a pair like Segura did

Comment by xcaret v3 on 07-25-2010

win or lose i want calderon to face either solis or sosa

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