Viloria foresees a victory over “Tyson” Marquez

Photos: Top Rank/Zanfer

WBO flyweight world champion Brian Viloria is convinced he will defeat the WBA 112 lbs. champ Hernan “Tyson” Marquez. The Hawaiian Viloria (31-3, 18KOS) and the Mexican Marquez (34-2, 25KOs) will unify their world titles on Saturday, November 17th, at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles in a card presented by Top Rank with Zanfer Promotions and shown live by WealthTV.

Viloria, considered the “Mexican Executioner” since seventeen of his victories are against south of the border opponents, is convinced that there is no disadvantage for him that Marquez is now trained by Robert Garcia. Garcia trained Viloria for a large part of his career. Viloria won world titles under the tutelage of Garcia.

“I am not worried in the least. It has been two years since I have not been with Garcia and I have changed my style and strategies considerably. They in Team Garcia think they know me but they are wrong. I have developed different instincts and talents that Robert never saw and the day of the fight versus ‘Tyson’ they will see,” Viloria stated during the announcement press conference in Los Angeles.

The confidence and motivation of the “Hawaiian Punch” are sky high and he sure to have the talent, the style and the conditioning to defeat “Tyson” Marquez now that he has Freddie Roach in his corner.

“Robert and ‘Tyson’ are confident basing their strategy in what Robert saw all those years I was with him but they are going to get a big surprise,” he established. “My winning streak against Mexican fighters will continue and the Mexican style fits well within my style.”

Viloria expects and hopes that the fight against Marquez is a war so that way the smaller weight classes will become more popular and the TV networks pay attention to these divisions where there is great fighters, huge warriors and noteworthy fights despite the purses not being as big as in the heavier divisions.

Viloria, who represented the United States in the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney, Australia, mentioned that he respected Marquez’s achievements but that he knows how to beat him.

“I respect ‘Tyson’ Marquez, he is a young world champion on the rise but it is still not his moment. There is no doubt it will be a great fight and it will not go the twelve rounds. There will be knockout and it will be in my favor. I have much more experience, speed and explosiveness. Marquez will suffer the same fate as Giovanni Segura.”

Viloria defeated the hard charging Segura last December in eight rounds.

Marquez giving it His All in Oxnard

Meanwhile, “Tyson” Marquez continues his camp in Oxnard, California, where he is alternately working on strength, explosiveness and speed during his morning work-out. Marquez completes his road work occasionally on tracks, roads and in the mountains while in the afternoon he works in the gym.

“I hope that Viloria shows up with great conditioning, a will to fight and to go toe to toe so that way we can give the fans a great fight but in any way that he shows up, I am going to go after him and beat him. We are going for the unified titles and it’s for Mexico,” he said.

The November 17th Viloria-Marquez event is available live at WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with over 100 cable systems across the country. Click here for more information.

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