On Saturday night in Los Angeles, CA, WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 26 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico, has an appointment with history when he faces WBO strap holder and self-proclaimed “Mexecutioner” Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) in a WBO/WBA flyweight unification bout at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA. The fight, which will be one of the most anticipated match ups in flyweight history, and which will be broadcast live in the United States exclusively by Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.
Marquez, the fighter of the year for 2011, has achieved high impact wins over the likes of Luis “Nica” Concepcion and more recently Richie Mepranum and Fernando Lumacad but he has stated next Saturday’s will be “the fight of my life.”
It’s practically a date with history when he faces the biggest name of his career. A win will put him in the major leagues of the lighter weight divisions while unifying two titles. Marquez will put up his WBA title while Viloria will offer up his WBO strap. The bout will be the main event in a fight card presented by Zanfer Promotions.
To get ready for the face off, “Tyson” Marquez had an intense training camp in Oxnard, California, for three months under the tutelage of Robert Garcia who in the past trained Viloria. “Tyson” completed his road work in the mountains as well on level ground as well as work in the gym always under the watchful eye of his team regarding his weight and health.
Marquez of Empalme, Sonora, Mexico, will face a world champion who has defeated seventeen Mexican fighters in his career including Omar Niño, “Archie” Solis, “Pingo” Miranda and Giovanni Segura.
“I am going to climb into the ring on Saturday the seventeenth stronger, quicker and durable, it is the fight that I wanted, I will die in the ring to get the win,” the twenty-four year old Marquez recently said. “This will be the most important fight of my career and I dedicate it to my people of Empalme, of Hermosillo, all of Mexico and of course all my countrymen in Los Angeles and I expect to see them at the Sports Arena.”
“Gallo” Estrada vs. Gonzalez
In the semi-main event, the undefeated WBA junior flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (33-0, 28KOs) of Nicaragua will put up his title for the third time in his career when he faces Mexican Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (22-1, 18KOs).
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com , www.ticketon.com and at the L.A. Sports Arena box office ranging from $37.40 to $141.25 including fees and taxes.
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