Hernan ‘Tyson’ Marquez and Brian Viloria Collide in a WBA and WBO Flyweight Unification Bout

By: Brandon Stubbs
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In a fight that is flying low on most boxing fans’ radar this weekend, may be the best out of them all. In Los Angles on Saturday night we will have a match up of two of the best flyweights in the world when Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and Brian Viloria meet up in a WBA and WBO Flyweight Unification bout.

For anyone who has never seen either one of these two fight, my question is where have you been? Both of these men are all action and will put on a true show for fans. This is a pick‘em fight if there ever was any. But if I have to lean one way it would be for Marquez. With the nickname “Tyson”, Hernan is known for his devastating punching power. Of his 34 wins, 25 of those (73.5%) have come via KO. I see him applying a high amount of pressure on Viloria in the middle rounds and then getting him out no later the 9th round. Viloria is tough and will not go down without a fight, but I just think Hernan is younger, faster and too strong for him to handle at this point in his career.

For the winner, one would hope a bout could be setup with Toshiyuki Igarashi in 2013. Toshiyuki is the reigning Ring and WBC champion and is fresh off his first title defense last week. The other title holder is Moruti Mthalane, who currently holds a the IBF version of a belt. Unless someone is willing to go to his home country of South Africa where he primarily fights, don’t look for the flyweight division to get any further unified in the coming year.