After being postponed for several times, Filipino champion Brian Viloria and Mexican Hernan “Tyson” Marquez finally arranged their title showdown on November 17 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
The reigning World Boxing Organization flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria expressed his excitement after finally getting his wish of having a title-unification bout against the Mexican.
“It’s going to be a great fight. I am very, very excited for it. I have trained a lot harder than I did for it because I know Tyson Marquez is also going to be ready that night. I know that he is training hard also,” Viloria said in a press conference in Los Angeles. “This is a career defining type of fight. This is the type of fight that everybody would want to have a win on their record and that is what I’m planning for.”
But Viloria’s quest for another title will not be that easy because the reigning World Boxing Association flyweight champion Marquez is also aching to have a unified title and stealing the title from one of the boxers he’s used to watching when he was a teenager will be an added motivation.
“I feel very, very happy with my trainer Robert Garcia. We have done a tremendous job and now that I have this great opportunity against one of the very recognized fighter who is the best 112 fighter, who is the best in the world,” Marquez said.
The 24-year-old Mexican said that he respect Viloria for being one of the best in the division, but on November 17, Marquez strongly said that no respect will be shown.
“I respect Viloria, and my dream is about come true, however, on November 17 there will be zero respect and I will make the fight of my life that is why I have been training in Oxnard with Robert Garcia. It will be for Sonora and for Mexico,” Marquez stated.
Both fighters vowed to trained hard and give all they have on November 17 in the main event of the “Champion vs Champion” fight card at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.