Pushed to the limit and responding without a problem, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez of Hermosillo, Mexico, finished off this past Thursday his sparring sessions with a twelve round test which after Marquez proclaimed himself ready and in great condition for the most important fight of his career. “Tyson” (34-2, 26KOs) will face Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18KOs) on Saturday, November 17th, at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA, with the flyweight WBA and WBO titles at play on a fight card presented by Zanfer Promotions and which will be transmitted live in the United States by WealthTV.com.
In the semi-main event, Nicaragua’s Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will put up his WBA junior flyweight title against Mexican Juan Estrada in a twelve round clash.
After a three month long camp in Oxnard, California, headed by trainer Robert Garcia, the twenty-four year old “Tyson” says he feels strong, quick and very motivated to face off in the unification bout against a fighter known as the Mexican Executioner”.
“I tested myself with twelve rounds of sparring, I felt great and fell that I have great conditioning,” Marquez said. “I felt strong, quick, with good reflexes and resistance. This stage of sparring ends today but camp goes on; we are going to work on dropping the last of the weight and to stay loose.”
The WBA world champion said that the plan is to slowly drop the five pounds needed to make the flyweight limit between now and the day of the weigh-in. He continues to follow the diet set by his chef Hector Pabon so there should be no problem to make the division limit one day before the match up. “I have prepared myself well. The twelve round test was intense because each one of the sparring partners really kept the rhythm up. I want to thank Hanzel Martinez, Eduardo Valenzuela and Steve Martinez who helped me with sparring and I want to tell all the fans that I am going to give my all inside the ring and it will be great fight but the victory will be for Mexico.”
Marquez began his camp on August 8th and worked until September 12th. After the date of the fight was changed, Marquez rested for a week and went back to work in Oxnard on the 20th.
“I feel like never before both mentally and physically. I am anxious because I want the moment when I face Viloria to be here already,” Marquez stated. “I will give everything in the ring so that the win is mine. Since I was a kid I have dreamed of facing Viloria and I will not let the opportunity go to waste since with a win, new doors will open, I will get bigger fights and better purses.”
Hernan Marquez mentioned that he has seen plenty of film of Viloria to determine how the Filipino will fight round per round and climb into the ring with the best odds possible by learning every possible movement of his opponent.
“Viloria already knows me and I know him, there is nothing to discover or invent but we can go into the ring with the best information available of his movements, guard, his qualities when he wins and his errors when he loses. We will be well prepared,” Marquez explained.
“Tyson” shows gratitude towards the many examples of support that he has received especially on social networks and also mentioned that he values the fact that groups of fans are organizing buses from Empalme, Sonora, his hometown, and Hermosillo to attend the fight on the 17th. “I appreciate and value all the support, I am going to give it my all and I am not going to let the fans down. We are going to die in the ring if we have to get the win.”
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