Brian Viloria on upcoming fight: 'This is a dream come true for me'

Milan Ordoņez on Oct 15, 2015 04:34 PM
Viloria on upcoming fight: This is a dream come true for me
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On Saturday night, Filipino-American boxer Brian Viloria will be gunning for another shot at the world title when he faces WBC and Ring Magazine flyweight champion Roman “El Chocolatito” Gonzalez. 

The bout will be part of the undercard of the middleweight title showdown between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux, set to take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Fighting for a world title is nothing new for Viloria, who has held both the light flyweight and flyweight titles in the past. But despite the success he has attained throughout his 14-year professional career, he remains grateful for the opportunity to fight on boxing’s grand stage.

"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," Viloria said in a report by Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. "I want to do the best I can do to make this fight entertaining for all the fans."

Viloria last fought in July, where he won in his rematch against Omar Soto via a sensational first round knock out. And like this previous highlight reel performance “The Hawaiian Punch” promises nothing but fireworks against Gonzalez and bring more attention the boxing’s lighter weight divisions.

"I can never figure out why our division has never been looked on the same way as the higher weights and the middleweight divisions. "You are going to see two warriors go at it. It is going to epitomize what boxing is." 

"It is a great time to be in the lighter weight divisions,” he adds. “They took a leap of faith with us and we are not going to disappoint, I promise."

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