By Chito Yu Katangkatang
Giovani “The Aztec Warrior” Segura (28-2-1, 24 KOs) will be back on the boxing scene after his stoppage loss to Brian Viloria last December. The former WBA and WBO Light Flyweight Champion was advised by his doctors to take some rest from boxing for some months. After the much needed vacation, the tough Mexican Champion is back.
“My doctors and good friends all advised me to take some rest so that I can fully recover both physically and emotionally. It was also fun taking my time away from boxing. I got myself busy with Politics. I openly campaigned for our new Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. It was worth it ‘coz we are victorious. I never stopped keeping myself in shape. Yes I gained weight some time but I am okay right now. I can fight in October. I learned a lot of the Viloria loss. If you don’t give boxing 100%, then it wont give you back a 100% victory. Indeed it’s a jealous sport. I’m still in my prime. I am young and strong and I can still fight the top guys out there and be a champion again,” Segura told this scribe.
Segura’s contract with Zanfer promotions has ended and he considers himself a freelancer right now. He will be promoting himself via his own PBox Promotions. He is legally represented by good friend and advisor Gustavo Callejas. Callejas is a very successful Mexican Lawyer, a close ally of the new President and he defended Mexican Ring Icon Juan manuel Marquez in the PRI Political Logo issue. If we remember, Marquez was sued for carrying the patch of the PRI, Pena Nieto’s political party, on his trunks during his fight with Manny Pacquiao last November 2011.
According to Segura, he intends to stage a comeback tune-up fight in October in Mexico and fight a tougher opponent towards the end of the year. “I need a good tune-up fight for my comeback. Probably against a Filipino or a fellow Mexican Warrior. I hope my fans are still out there to welcome me and continue the support they have given me through the years. I am back and I promise to keep on giving you exciting wars inside the ring,” Segura said in closing.