Photos: Miguel Salazar/Team Marquez
Hernan Marquez is on the final phase of his preparation with up to three sessions a day at times, focused to unify his WBA title with WBO champ Brian Viloria’s on Saturday, November 17th, at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California, which will be broadcast live in the United States by WealthTV.com and in Mexico by Azteca 7.
With a physical demanding conditioning routine in the morning alternating with speed work, stamina and explosiveness training and a double session in the afternoons concentrating in gym work including sparring, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez will finish the hardest part of his training this week in Oxnard, California. Marquez’s team led by trainer Robert Garcia is very optimistic in the results he has seen in the Mexican fighter such as his physique as well as mentally, technically and tactically.
“‘Tyson’ Marquez has done a great job in every aspect of his training, from his road work to his work in the gym,” Garcia said. “I am very happy with the way he has progressed and where he is at in his training three weeks from the fight. Marquez will step into the ring with an incredible preparation.”
He added that as far as his weight, the current WBA flyweight is on track and will not have trouble making the 112 lbs. on November 16th. “We have paid special attention to his weight and everything is on track. Marquez is very motivated and he is training very hard so he will get to the fight with Viloria strong and quick.”
Marquez is helped with sparring by the undefeated Tijuana super flyweight Hanzel Martinez who he works on power with while with junior flyweight Eduardo Valenzuela he works on speed. Also part of the camp are two bantamweight from Los Angeles who help him with both defensive and offensive strategies.
“Tyson” has been concentrated in Oxnard for four weeks but this week, the fifth of camp, will be the hardest in terms of work load which at the end with only two weeks to go, concentration will switch to just sparring and weight control.
“I feel great physically, very motivated for my fight against Viloria and I feel that I will be stronger and quicker than before,” Marquez stated. “This is my moment and I am going to leave everything in the ring to become the unified champion. To fight against Viloria was something that I wanted for a long time and its finally turning into reality. They won’t be able to call him the ‘Mexican Executioner’ for long.”
The night will also mark the fifth title defense of the WBA light flyweight strap for the undefeated Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (33-0, 28KOs) of Nicaragua when he faces Mexican Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (22-1, 18KOs) in a bout between KO artists.
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