Viloria hoping for title unification bout

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 19 2011 05:48 PM | Updated as of Dec 20 2011 09:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight champion Brian Viloria hopes to fight Pongsaklek Wonjongkam or Hernan Marquez next year in an effort to unify the flyweight titles.

Thai champion Wonjongkam holds the World Boxing Council flyweight title, while Mexico's Marquez is the World Boxing Association champion.

"What I really want to do is a unification with one of the champions," Viloria told PhilBoxing.com's Ronnie Nathanielsz.

Viloria is coming off an impressive 8th round technical knockout victory over former light flyweight champion Giovanni Segura of Mexico last weekened.

"We are looking at Marquez and Wonjongkam," Viloria said, adding that his team is also considering a fight with Ivan Calderon of Puerto Rico.

"Whatever will make sense," Viloria said.

Wonjongkam is ranked 7th in The RING's pound-for-pound ratings and holds a record of 83 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw with 45 knockouts. His last career defeat occurred in 2007, against Japan's Daisuke Naito.

Meanwhile, Marquez has a record of 32 wins and 2 losses, with 25 wins coming by knockout. He won the WBA flyweight title with an 11th round technical knockout victory over Luis Concepcion in April 2011.

Viloria won the WBO flyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Julio Cesar Miranda last July.