By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
By all indications, WBA world flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) of Empalme, Sonora, Mexico is ready to take on WBO world flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Marquez worked out for media Tuesday afternoon at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Bell, California and looks in tremendous shape. For this career-defining bout, he has been working with trainer Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California for the first time and the Mexican fighter was sharp at Tuesday.
“We did an excellent job working on a strategy. A winning one. He is a great trainer and great person. We make a great team. Every trainer has his method but Robert’s training is at another level,” Marquez told Fightnews.com. “I feel good we had a great preparation both physically and mentally. This is perhaps one of the best or the best training camp I ever had. I am in perfect condition to come out with the victory.”
Fightnews.com talked to the respected trainer on working with “Tyson” Marquez. “It took a good week for us to get to know each other, what are his positive and negatives, but we have been working well. He is looking good,” Garcia said. “He is a hard worker and having Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire, and Maidana just motivates him.”
Also working out Tuesday at the Azteca boxing gym was Nicaragua’s Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (33-0, 28KOs) as he will take on Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (23-1, 18KOs) of Sonora, Mexico. Gonzalez vs. Estrada will be the co-main event for Gonzalez’ WBA light flyweight title.
The Nicaraguan fighter was putting in work Tuesday as he prepares to defend his title Fightnews.com caught up with Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. “I feel excellent, in great shape and ready for this fight. I am ready to defend my title. Expect a lot of speed, combinations, hard punches,” Gonzalez said. “The fighter I am going up against is solid I will do what I have to do in the ring. The people in Los Angeles and in my country Nicaragua will see a great fight because the Mexican fighter will come in great shape and ready to fight, but I know will win a great fight.”
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