Brian Viloria defends his title against Giovanni Segura on December 11

26 Nov

On The Beak – Admin

Two of the most exciting fighters in the lighter weight divisions of boxing will battle on December 11 as Brian Viloria (29-3-0, 16ko) defends his WBO flyweight title for the very first time against a dangerous opponent in Giovanni Segura (28-1-1, 24ko) of Mexico.

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Viloria won this title with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Julio Cesar Miranda back in July. This win made Viloria a two division world champion with three title reigns in total.

In his two earlier title reigns, Viloria lost his belts on his second title defense but after wresting the WBO flyweight title from Miranda, Viloria promised to make this title reign last a lot longer than his first two.

Segura, who has been hailed as the ‘King of the light flyweights’ will go up in weight to challenge the Hawaiian Punch. The Mexican spitfire – currently ranked ninth on The Ring magazine’s pound-for-pound list has made a name for himself by blasting through his opponents with reckless aggression. Segura’s power was proven to be legitimate when he knocked out the erstwhile undefeated Ivan Calderon of Puerto Rico.

Last June, Segura fought a keep-busy fight in the super flyweight division where he knocked out Eddy Zuniga in a single round. He has an amazing 80% knockout ratio but he has proven that fighting the whole 12 rounds will not be a problem for him.

“I’ve sparred with Segura in the past and we beat the hell out of each other,” said Viloria. “It was the kind of sparring where we could have charged the audience for an entrance fee and they wouldn’t have complained.”

On December 10, these two fighters will get to do the real thing. This fight is a potential fight of the year candidate as the two fighters will most likely come to brawl. The Viloria v Segura tiff has generated a lot of interest from the boxing world as the two are ranked highly in their own divisions. The two fighters have proven time and again that they belong to the top tier of fighters and a win over the other will definitely catapult them higher in the P4P charts.

“Segura is a very dangerous opponent for me but if I beat him, I’ll get to keep my title and get his slot in pound-for-pound rankings,” shared Viloria.

The supporting main event for the Viloria-Segura title fight will feature veteran Mexican fighter Martin Honorio (31-6-1, 16ko) versus Fahsai Sakkreerin (36-2-0, 20ko) of Thailand for the IBF interim super featherweight title. Al Sabaupan (17-0-1 12ko) vs Roy Muklis (23-3-2 18ko Indonesia) IBF Pan-Pacific championship.

Lolito Sonsona (17-0-1 12ko) vs Arden Diale (16-6-3ko) contest the Philippine flyweight championship.

Island Assault 3: Champion VS Champion tickets are available through Ticket Net (SM outlets) and TicketWorld—VIP: Php 500, Ringside: Php 400, Courtside: Php 250, Bleachers: Php 150. For more information visit http://www.solarsports.ph.

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