This Saturday night one of the most anticipated bouts of 2012 will take place at the Los Angeles Sports Arena as WBO Flyweight champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria takes on WBA champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez in a unification bout that will prove 112 pound supremacy. That bout, plus a title defense by sensational WBA light flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez, kicks off an unprecedented boxing stretch on WealthTV and WealthTV.com.
For just 99 cents a month, boxing fans can enjoy a five week stretch of some of the best boxing action in the world:
- On November 30th, undefeated Heavyweight sensation David Price (14-0, 12 KOs) takes on former world title challenger Matt Skelton.
- The very next day, Undefeated Heavyweight Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KOs) takes on American proven veteran Kevin Johnson.
- December 6th, WealthTV and Wealthtv.com will be re-broadcasting the WBC Super Featherweight championship bout between Takahiro Ao and Gamaliel Diaz
- On December 8th, European Super Middleweight champion James DeGale (13-1, 9 KOs) defends his title against an opponent to be named
- Finally on December 14th, WealthTV and wealthtv.com ventures back to Montreal for the return of former Light Heavyweight champion of the world Jean Pascal as he returns to the ring against former world title challenger Aleksy Kuziemsky. Also on that card will be Eleider Alvarez fighting Edison Miranda plus knockout artist David Lemieux.
“We have some terrific fights over a five week stretch,” said WealthTV president Charles Herring. “WealthTV promised the boxing fans that we’d be one of the most active networks in providing the highest quality bouts from all over the world without any associated premium channel fees. The next several weeks provide just a glimpse into what we have planned for 2013. And US boxing fans that don’t receive WealthTV via their cable provider can watch these fights for just 99 cents a month on wealthtv.com. We aren’t aware of another network that offers high quality fights for such a price.”
Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) is thirty-one years old of Waipahu, Hawaii was a 2000 United States Olympian and won his first seventeen bouts before scoring an explosive first round knockout over Erick Ortiz to win the WBC Light Flyweight crown. After one defense, Viloria lost the crown to Omar Nino Romero. Viloria and Romero fought to a disputed draw in the rematch which was later ruled a no-contest after Romero failed a post-fight drug test. Viloria then lost to Edgar Sosa in a bout for the vacant title. Viloria went on to win five straight bouts before winning the IBF belt with a majority decision over Ulises Solis. Viloria defended that belt once before being stopped by Carlos Tamara in the twelfth round of a memorable war.
Viloria moved up to Flyweight and won two fights before winning the WBO Flyweight championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Miranda. Viloria has had two impressive defenses which includes stoppage wins over classy world champion Giovanny Segura and his old nemesis Romero.
Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) is twenty-four years old of Emplame, Sonora, Mexico turned professional in 2005 and won his first twenty-seven bouts. Marquez was stopped in eight to pound for pound ranked fighter Nonito Donaire. Marquez won two straight bouts before winning the WBA belt with an eleventh round stoppage over Luis Concepcion. That bout was of the best bouts of 2011 where both fighters inflicted vicious punishment to each other to the point where the bout was one of the most brutal fights in the past decade. Marquez defended the title twice which included a first round stoppage over Concepcion in the rematch.
Marquez has won seven in a row which includes two non-title wins and he is ready to add the WBO title to his collection.
In the co-feature, one of boxing’s best fighters, Roman “Chocolatio” Gonzalez (33-0, 28 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua will look to make the fifth defense of the WBA Light Flyweight title when he takes on fellow power puncher Juan Francisco Estrada (22-1, 18 KOs)
Saturday’s night evening of boxing can be enjoyed on WealthTV nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 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 as well as on line viewing on numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.