MANILA, Philippines – Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria is confident of victory against Mexican fighter Hernan “Tyson” Marquez when they face off for their flyweight title unification bout on November 17 in California.
The bout, which has changed locations and dates several times, will pit two of the top flyweights in the world for a bout that will unify the World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association titles.
“I respect ‘Tyson’ Marquez,” Viloria said in an interview with Fight News. “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 12 rounds,” he added. “There will be a knockout, and it will be in my favor.”
Viloria even guarantees that the fight against Marquez will end up the same way as his fight against Giovani Segura in December 2011.
That fight saw Viloria dominate the favored Segura, eventually defeating him via technical knockout in the eighth round.
“I have much more experience, speed and explosiveness. Marquez will suffer the same fate as Giovani Segura,” Viloria promised.
Viloria is not concerned that Marquez is being trained by his former coach, Robert 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,” he said.
“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 added.
But the Mexican is also determined to defeat Viloria, who has defeated 17 Mexican boxers in his career.
“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,” Marquez said.
“But in any way 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 added.