Leading into the fight of his life, Brian Viloria felt he had “no pressure” fighting against the new pound-for-pound kingpin, Roman Gonzalez at the historic Madison Square Garden in New York.
“I have no pressure. I believe all the pressure is on him to maintain and stay number one. This is a motivation for me to train harder, to run longer, faster. The hard part is done. The easy part is performing and that is the fun part, said Viloria during the final media workout.
Following Floyd Mayweather’s retirement after the so-called swan song fight against Andre Berto in September, Roman Gonzalez replaced Floyd as the new pound-pound supremo according to the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board.
Viloria (36-4, 22 KOs) was looking very ripped during the final media workout, and he’s ready to rumble on 17 October.
“I have fought at swap meets and parking lots, and to be at a place like Madison Square Garden on HBO Pay-Per-View this is a dream come true for me. I want to do the best I can do to make this fight entertaining for all the fans.”
I’m excited in this fight because the undefeated Nicaraguan, Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KOs) is a volume puncher, while Viloria, as you know has a single-punch knockout power.
So, in few days time, that will be this Saturday, we will know if Roman can overwhelm Viloria with his rapid punching? Or can Viloria back Roman up on his track as he counters him with fire power?
Fight fans! Who are you picking?