It’s going to be a battle between the best fighters in the flyweight division as reigning World Boxing Organization Flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria comes face to face with current WBA World Flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez of Mexico in a unification bout this Sunday.
The much-awaited fight titled Champion vs Champion: Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria vs Hernan “Tyson” Marquez airs via satellite from Los Angeles on GMA Channel 7’s Laban ng Lahi at 3 p.m., after Party Pilipinas).
Viewers can expect a powerful exchange of blows as Viloria, who sports a knockout punch, takes on the natural puncher that is Marquez.
Marquez is being coached by Robert Garcia, who used to train Viloria for most of his career. On whether he sees this as a threat, Viloria said: “I am not worried in the least. It has been two years since I’ve been with Garcia and I have changed my style and strategies considerably. They (Team Garcia) think they know me but they are wrong.”
Viloria, who now trains under one of the world’s best strategists Freddie Roach, added that he has developed new skills and techniques since his days with Team Garcia.
“My winning streak against Mexican fighters will continue and the Mexican style fits well within my style,” added the "Mexicutioner," a moniker Viloria earned from scoring one victory after another over Mexicans Julio Cesar Miranda, Giovani Segura and Omar Niño Romero.
Viloria holds a record of 31 wins, including 18 knockouts and three losses against 24 year-old Marquez’s 34 wins, including 25 knockouts, and two losses.
The bout can also be followed live on GMA’s Super Radyo DZBB 594 MHz at 10 am while a television replay of the match will be aired on GMA News TV Channel 11 at 10pm after Reel Time.