HONG KONG -- World champion Brian Viloria and other fighters received a rousing welcome from Hong Kong media and fans.
A boxing-inspired dance and song was even made for this Saturday’s card.
Viloria, his Mexican opponent Juan Estrada and Top Rank executives made the trip from Macau to Hong Kong to share the enthusiasm for the big fights coming to this part of the world.
The venue was jampacked. Viloria and Estrada went side by side, both looking psyched for action.
The “Fists of Gold” card is the talk of the town in Hong Kong and Macau and Viloria is pleased to be part of the historic boxing event.
Earlier in the day, Viloria continued his training at the boxing gym of the Venetian Theater in Macau.
The “Hawaiian Punch” has been in the former Portuguese territory for a week in preparation for his fight against Estrada, where the Filipino's WBA and WBO flyweight titles are at stake.
Like in his last victory against Hernan “Tyson” Marquez in 2012, Viloria plans on dominating the Mexican.
"There's nothing more I can work on, I mean I did all the work in training so right now I'm just gonna taper down," he said.
Viloria has been undergoing heavy training for the past two months. But he's now dialed things back to conserve energy for his fight this Saturday night.
Viloria believes his power and ring smarts will be the keys to victory. And his confidence is high after a six-fight winning streak.
"I wish the fight was tonight," he said.
Coach Freddie Roach is also in Macau as he is handling new Chinese pro boxer Zou Shiming, who will also be seeing action.
"Fists of Gold" will be aired over ABS-CBN this Sunday.