WEALTHTV AIRS FLYWEIGHT UNIFICATION AS PART OF CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER
Press Release: This Saturday night, WealthTV and the Los Angeles Sports Arena will host a rare flyweight championship unifciation as WBO champion Brian Viloria (pictured) takes on WBA champion Hernan Marquez. The bout can be seen live in the United States on WealthTV and www.wealthtv.com beginning at 9 pm Eastern time. In the co-feature, one of boxing’s best little men, Roman Gonzalez (33-0, 28 KOs) of Nicaragua makes the fifth defense of the WBA 108-pound title against Juan Francisco Estrada (22-1, 18 KOs).
Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) is thirty-one years old of Waipahu, Hawaii was a 2000 U.S. Olympian and won his first seventeen bouts before scoring a first-round knockout over Erick Ortiz to win the WBC 108-pound title. After one defense, Viloria lost the crown to Omar Nino Romero. Viloria and Romero fought to a disputed draw in the rematch which was later ruled a no-contest after Romero failed a post-fight drug test. Viloria then lost to Edgar Sosa in a bout for the vacant title. Viloria went on to win five straight bouts before winning the IBF belt with a majority decision over Ulises Solis. Viloria defended that belt once before being stopped by Carlos Tamara in the twelfth round of a memorable war.
Viloria then moved up to flyweight and won two fights before winning the WBO title via unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Miranda. Viloria has two defenses, stoppage wins over ex-titlist Giovanny Segura and his old nemesis Romero.
Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) is twenty-four years old and comes from Sonora, Mexico. He turned pro in 2005 and won his first twenty-seven bouts. Marquez was stopped in eight by pound-for-pound ranked fighter Nonito Donaire but rebounded to eventually win the WBA belt with an eleventh-round stoppage over Luis Concepcion in 2011, a bout that was one of the most brutal of the past decade. Marquez defended the title twice which included a first round stoppage over Concepcion in the rematch. Marquez has won seven in a row which includes two non-title wins.
Saturday’s night evening of boxing can be enjoyed on WealthTV nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing on numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.
This fight card begins a five week stretch of boxing action on WealthTV and www.wealthtv.com. On November 30th, heavyweight David Price (14-0, 12 KO’s) takes on Matt Skelton.
The very next day, heavyweight Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) takes on American proven veteran Kevin Johnson.
December 6th, WealthTV and Wealthtv.com will rebroadcast the WBC Super Featherweight championship bout between Takahiro Ao and Gamaliel Diaz.
On December 8th, European Super Middleweight champion James DeGale (13-1, 9 KO’s) defends his title against an opponent to be named.
Finally on December 14th, WealthTV and wealthtv.com ventures back to Montreal for the return of former Light Heavyweight champion of the world Jean Pascal as he returns to the ring against Aleksy Kuziemsky. Also on that card will be Eleider Alvarez fighting Edison Miranda plus David Lemieux [in a gimme].
“We have some terrific fights over a five week stretch”, said WealthTV president Charles Herring.
“WealthTV promised the boxing fans that we’d be one of the most active networks in providing the highest quality bouts from all over the world without any associated premium channel fees. The next several weeks provide just a glimpse into what we have planned for 2013. And US boxing fans that don’t receive WealthTV via their cable provider can watch these fights for just 99 cents a month on wealthtv.com. We aren’t aware of another network that offers high quality fights for such a price.”