Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena two of boxing’s finest fighters, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and Brian “the Hawaiian Punch” Viloria will square off in a WBO/WBA flyweight unification match.
Viloria, 31-3, 18 knockouts, is a boxer-puncher at the peak of his powers. At 31, Viloria has seen and done it all in boxing. In his most recent victories over Giovanni Segura and Omar Nino Romero, Viloria seemed to finally come into his own.
Hernan Marquez’, 34-2, 25 knockouts, nickname isn’t “Tyson” for nothing. An aggressive southpaw with power in both hands, Marquez has only lost twice. Once, a decision to Richie Mepranum (which he avenged this year) and to Nonito Donaire. Despite the losses, Marquez won the WBA flyweight belt this past year and now is on the edge of being the best flyweight in the world.
The flyweight in both men’s championship ointment is Roman “El Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 33-0, 28 knockouts. This Nicaraguan slugger might not be as slick as Marquez and Viloria can be but he makes up for it with one punch knockout power.
He’ll be fighting as the co-feature to Viloria-Marquez. No doubt the winner will want a piece of him.
Add up all three men and the action ceiling is sky high.
What say you, boxingheads? Who is the best flyweight in the world?
Who wins Viloria-Marquez and how?