Viloria ready against the hardhitting Segura

Brian Viloria’s career is clearly a roller coaster ride. He has had his share of peaks and valleys caused by his seeming inability to sustain his dominance after winning his titles. A three time world champion, Viloria puts his WBO World Flyweight Title on the line against up and coming Mexican fighter Giovani Segura this coming December 12, 2011 at the Ynares Gym in Pasig.
Brian the “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria excited the boxing world with his unforgettable wins versus Eric Ortiz, Ulises Solis and most recently against Julio Cesar Miranda. However, his fighting heart has always been criticized as it seems that every time he reaches the top of the mountain, he has a difficult time staying there.

His below par performance twice against Omar Nino and Edgar Sosa back in 2006 and 2007, his heartbreaking loss to Carlos Tamara were signs, many say, that Viloria is incapable of holding on to his belts.

So far however every time he has been pushed down the mountain, Viloria has found enough courage and strength to always claw his way back up. After the Tamara performance, he has already been written off the flyweight listing by many. But, true to form, Viloria is back with a third title and once again he puts it out there for the taking against Giovani Segura.
Segura recently has been a dominant figure in the flyweight division having beaten the erstwhile king of the group Ivan Calderon twice over. In fact Ring Magazine regards him as the number 9 best pound-for-for-pound boxer in the world.
Brian knows he needs this fight. Facing Segura and winning will definitely keep him on top for a long time. Segura represents the new breed of Mexican warriors taking over the reins vacated by Morales, Barrera, Marquez. Beating Segura will once and for all erase all doubters and make him a force to reckon with.

Meeting up with the Hawaii born Filipino at Punchout Boxing Club in between his training sessions, Viloria bares what he needs to do against the hard hitting pressure fighter. “I have to fight smart.” Viloria says, “I know he will come in and pressure me with his hard punches that usually come from the sides, I will stay right in the middle and counter with crisp short punches inside.” Viloria says he has trained up high in the mountains to increase his stamina and is willing to take the fight to the challenger if need be.
Ruben Gomez, Viloria’s long time trainer says that the length of the fight will be determined by how the boxers perform in the first two rounds. He is confident that Brian is ready and clearly has a fight plan that will ensure a win. He too knows that a win by Viloria will catapult him into boxing stardom.