MANILA, Philippines – World flyweight champion Brian Viloria knows how to handle a big puncher like Hernan “Little Tyson” Marquez and he plans to show it when they square off for their title unification bout this weekend.
Marquez earned the moniker Little Tyson because of his capability to knock his opponents out cold.
But Viloria, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight champion, said he has done his homework and has a strategy tailor made for the likes of Marquez.
“Of course I know what to do,” the 31-year-old Viloria told Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathanielsz.
The Filipino champion will be staking his WBO title for Marquez’s World Boxing Association (WBA) crown.
The fight takes place at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Saturday.
Viloria said he’s currently in tiptop shape and will have no problems making the 112-pound flyweight limit.
“[I’m] mentally and physically fine, perfect and ready to go. I wish the fight was today,” he said.
Viloria, who has experienced ups and downs in his 11-year professional career, said he has no plans of stepping back in his ring collision versus Marquez.
“I just want to be known as one of the top fighters in my generation and maybe in the eyes of the Filipinos and all the fight fans, I just want to make my mark before I take a bow.”