Estrada stops Segura in round eleven

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WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (27-2, 20 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over former world champion Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (32-4-1, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Estrada’s reach, movement and crisp combinations paid dividends as he largely neutralized Segura’s pressure and dominated the fight. The bout was stopped in round eleven to save Segura from further punishment. Time was 1:33.

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09/06/2014 JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA VS. GIOVANI SEGURA

Date:  Saturday, September 06, 2014

WBO/WBA FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Promoter:   Zanfer Promotions

Supervisor:   Rafael López Santos

Referee:     Raul Caiz

Judges:  Alejandro López Cid, Levi Martinez, Rafael Carabano

Results:  The WBO  Flyweight Champion Juan Francisco Estrada retained the WBO and WBA titles against Giovani Segura by TKO in round eleven.

TV:   USA beIN Sports en Español   Mexico Azteca

Segura y Pérez arriban a Hermosillo

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Los rivales de Hernán “Tyson” Márquez y David “Tornado” Sánchez, Giovani Segura y Jean Piero Pérez respectivamente, llegaron este martes a Hermosillo, Sonora, donde encabezarán la velada boxística “Poder vs Poder” que presentarán Zanfer y Promoson en el Centro de Usos Múltiples, con transmisión de la “Casa del Boxeo”, Azteca 7.

Ex campeones mundiales, experimentados, boxeadores probados y fogueados, Segura y Pérez buscarán arruinarles la fiesta a los ídolos boxísticos de Hermosillo y de paso, enfilarse rumbo a una pelea de campeonato mundial.

Giovani “Guerrero Azteca” Segura (30-3-1, 26 ko’s) disputará contra el “Tyson” Márquez (36-3-0, 26 ko’s) la pelea eliminatoria de peso Mosca por la OMB. Llegó a la capital sonorense motivado y confiado en ganar por nocaut, argumentando que su preparación y su poder no podrán ser superados por el ex campeón mundial sonorense.

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Segura ex monarca universal Minimosca AMB arribó a Hermosillo por la tarde procedente de Los Angeles, California acompañado por su entrenador Javier Capetilllo y preparador José Luis Soto Karas.

Hice una preparación a tope, es en la preparación en la que me he sentido más fuerte, más rápido y más preciso en los últimos años, no creo que el ‘Tyson’ aguante mi ritmo y mi poder, además no se le acomodan los zurdos y vengo a su casa a ganarme la oportunidad de disputarle el campeonato mundial a otro sonorense, no es nada contra esta bella afición de Sonora, pero yo vengo a ganar porque quiero volver a ser campeón”, indicó Segura.

El “Guerrero Azteca” dijo que el estilo del “Tyson” se le presta para repetirle golpes de poder y poder vencerlo antes del décimo round. De hecho, buscará que así sea, para evitar que el veredicto quede en manos de los jueces.

¨Estoy acostumbrado a pelear fuera o en casa de mis rivales, Hermosillo no me intimida por ser local Tyson lo que puedo asegurarles es que será una verdadera guerra la pelea ante Tyson¨dijo el guerrerene quien fue el terror en la división Minimosca.

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“Bomba’ González promete victoria ante Giovanni Segura

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Jonathan González y Giovani Segura se miraron fijamente durante el encuentro con los medios ayer. (andre.kang@gfrmedia.com)
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Mientras  el mexicano Giovani Segura prefirió hablar de lo bien que lo ha  pasado en Puerto Rico y evitó  comentar sobre  Jonathan “Bomba” González durante la conferencia de prensa de hoy, el cagüeño no tuvo  la misma cortesía.

Por el contrario, González optó por hacer referencia a expresiones previas de Segura y le aseguró que se tendrá que tragar sus palabras durante el pleito estelar de Noche de Campeones DirecTV, el sábado, en el Hotel San Juan.

“Él (Segura) se puso a decir en los medios que soy inmaduro, pero el sábado voy a demostrar la clase de hombre que soy”, dijo González.

“A pesar de que solo tengo 13 peleas como profesional, tuve 126 combates como aficionado. Fui a México, a Cuba y por todo el mundo a pelear. He peleado con estilos como el suyo  y esas cositas me van a dar la victoria el sábado”, agregó.

Por su parte, Segura (29-3 con 25 KO), quien venció en dos ocasiones por la vía rápida al elusivo Iván Calderón y reinó como monarca de las 108 libras de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB),  fue un poco más expresivo en un aparte con la prensa y manifestó que González podría ser una presa más fácil.

“(González) es más fácil de noquear, es más fácil de rajarlo. Creo que su estilo y el mío, que va de choque, hace interesante esta pelea. Definitivamente va a terminar por nocaut”, afirmó Segura.

“Desde el  primer round se dará cuenta de lo fuerte que estoy. Me siento más fuerte en 112 libras y él (González) se dará cuenta”, advirtió.

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González, a su vez, respondió  cuestionando la estrategia de Segura.

“Él presiona mucho, trabaja mucho en los golpes bajos y le han quitado puntos recientemente. Viene como un toro, pero nos vamos a  zafar y nos va a ir muy bien”, dijo González. “Él tiene que preguntarse dos cosas: si  pega y  le aguanto, ¿qué hará? Y si  me muevo como sé moverme y soy  el que le pego duro, ¿qué pasará?”.

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Gonzalez-Segura Press Conference

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Unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and former two time champion Giovani Segura will face finally this Saturday at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast by DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico.

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“This Saturday we will have another great fight between Puerto Rico and Mexico when Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez faces a good former champion Giovani Segura headlining a show that will feature seven fights with former Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz, from Dominican Republic, former contender Jonathan Oquendo and “50 Cent” fighter Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus,” PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said.

The Puerto Rican Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked #7 by the WBO in the flyweights and is the WBO Youth flyweight champion, will fight for the WBO Latino flyweight title against Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs) in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds. In his last fight, Gonzalez beat Mexican Francisco “Marro” Perez by unanimous decision in Mexico. Gonzalez was a gold medalist at the Amateur World Youth Championships in 2008 and at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010.

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“I am ready for this fight. I have enough experience as amateur and in my years as professional, fighting in a lot of international events,” said Gonzalez. “I’m in good shape, my tranining camp has been very good and I know that I’m going to win this fight.”

While Segura, who reigned in the junior flyweight division by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the WBO after his unification bout against Ivan Calderon, come off a lost versus former champion Edgar Sosa on May 18 in Mexico.

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“I know my experience is going to bring me the victory in this fight. He is a young and good fighter, but this Saturday I’ll show him what is a great champion,” said Segura.

Segura, who beat two times former world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, come off a lost by unanimous decision on May 18 against former titlist Edgar Sosa in Mexico.

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Also on Saturday, Dominican Felix Diaz (13-0, 7 KOs), a Gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China, will fight a 10 round bout at the welterweight division against Mexican Edgar Llanes.

Meanwhile, former superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round and featherweight division bout against Miguel Tamayo (14-6-2, 12 KOs).

In four round fights, prospect Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus (5-0, 4 KOs) will face Orlando Falcon (2-3, 1 KOs) in the welterweight division; Jesus Soler (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight against Gustavo Ortiz (0-1-1) in the junior flyweights; Victor “Picu” Perez (1-1, 1 KOs) will face Bryan Montalvo (0-3) in the lighweight division, and Josue Declet (1-0) will fight Harold Torres (0-1) in the featherweights.

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Segura en Puerto Rico para González

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Por Aleudi Rosario Cotto, PR Best Boxing Promotions-

El ex campeón mundial junior mosca Giovani Segura, de México, arribó esta noche a Puerto Rico, donde este sábado, 17 de agosto, se medirá al invicto Jonathan “Bomba” González en la cartelera “Noche de Campeones DIRECTV”, que se llevará a cabo en el International Ballroom de El San Juan Resort and Casino de Isla Verde, Carolina en una presentación de PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) en asociación con Top Rank, que se transmitirá a través de DIRECTV Pay Per View en Puerto Rico.

 

Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs), quien reinó en las 108 libras por la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) y la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), llegó acompañado de su equipo de trabajo. Ante Bomba González (13-0, 11 KOs), Segura combatirá por el cetro Latino peso mosca de la OMB a 10 asaltos.

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Mañana, lunes, Segura realizará un entrenamiento para los medios en el Gimnasio Félix Pagán Pintor del Barrio Amelia en Guaynabo, donde Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón es el administrador y entrenador. Segura derrotó en dos ocasiones a Calderón, un ex monarca de la OMB en las 105 y 108 libras.

 

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El cartel sabatino contará con otros siete combates que incluyen la participación del dominicano Félix Díaz (13-0, 7 KOs), que ganó medalla de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Pekín, China en 2008, y quien se medirá a rival por determinarse a 10 asaltos y en el peso welter.

También, el cubano Yudel Johnson (14-1, 9 KOs), medallista de plata en los Juegos Olímpicos de 2004 en Atenas, Grecia, que peleará a 10 rounds en el peso junior mediano ante un rival por anunciarse. Además Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) regresará al cuadrilátero tras 10 meses inactivo enfrentándose a Brian Ramírez (10-4, 5 KOs) a 10 asaltos y en las 126 libras.

 

También estará en acción el vegabajeño Osenohad Vázquez (6-1-1, 2 KOs) en un interesante choque ante el veterano Joelo Torres (12-1, 8 KOs), así como los invictos Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesús (5-0, 4 KOs) y Jesús Soler (4-0, 2 KOs), entre otros boxeadores.

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Photos: Ivan Calderon Helping Gonzalez For Segura

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GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO- Former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon trained today with unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and advised him for his upcoming match against former world champion Giovani Segura to be held on August 17 at the  International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast on DIRECTV.

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Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is going to face Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs) for the WBO Latino flyweight title in a bout scheduled to 10 rounds, worked this afternoon at the Felix Pagan Pintor Gym in Guaynabo, where Calderon is actually the Administrator and Trainer.

“I have been talking with Ivan (Calderon) a lot because he jogged on the same track where I worked. He has said me how to fight against Segura and who is the best to says that to me that Ivan Calderon, who faced Segura two times”, Gonzalez said about Calderon, who retired in 2012 with world championships in 105 and 108 pounds and a record of 35-3-1, 6 KOs. “Ivan has advised me to keep ready for the pressure Segura put in his fights, his punches to the stomach area and his long right hand”.

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Gonzalez and Calderon were shadowing long time while Calderon tought and advised Gonzalez in simulation of the Seguras’s style in the ring. Then, the fighters sparred two rounds with Calderon pressuring Gonzalez and fighting like Segura, and the younger boxer working in counterpunch.bomba-gonzalez-calderon (2)“I told him (Gonzalez) that he has to be in movement always because Segura likes to put pressure. Bomba is in good shape and good condition as I can see during training. That is very important because Segura is a tough fighter”, said Calderon.

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Also in the show Dominican Felix Diaz (13-0, 7 KOs), a Gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China, will fight a rival to be announced in a 10 round fight at the welterweight division. Cuban Yudel Johnson (14-1, 9 KOs), a Silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, will face a foe to be named in the junior middleweights scheduled to 10 rounds. And former superbantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-3, 15 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round and featherweight division bout against Brian Ramirez (10-4, 5 KOs).

Four more fights will complete the show

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Bomba Gonzalez vows to avenge Calderon’s two losses to Segura

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Flyweight contender Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez is focused in his rival for August 17, the former world champion Giovani Segura and to avenging his two wins over Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon. The undefeated fighter will fight against Segura for the WBO Latino flyweight title at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast on DIRECTV in Puerto Rico.

“Segura caused a big hurt in Puerto Rico when he beat two times our champion Ivan Calderon and I want to heal those hurts, no matter if is a KO or a decision win, I am going to win and after this bout become a world champion”, said Gonzalez.

Bomba Gonzalez (13-0, 11 KOs), who is ranked #6 by the WBO in the flyweights and, weighed today 125 pounds of a 128.8 maximum stated by the Puerto Rico Boxing Comision in their 30 day pre weigh in.

“I feel good because I’m five pounds lighter than the pre weigh in on January for my fight against Omar Salado. That is the result of the hard work we’ve made with my new conditioning trainer Pensa Garcia (Cruz Manuel Garcia is the former Felix “Tito” Trinidad trainer). I thought that I was to weigh 126 or 127 pounds but I made 125″, added Gonzalez “Actually we are working hard in the track with the races”.

The 22 year old boxer, who is the WBO Youth flyweight champion, said that he will put pressure over Segura (29-3-1, 25 KOs), a former WBA and WBO junior flyweight champion, ranked #13 by the WBO in the 112 pounds division.

“Segura is a tough fighter, but we have our plans to face him. The people said that if I’m going to be ready for the pressure Segura will put, but I ask Segura if he is going to be ready for my pressure”, said Gonzalez.

The fight Gonzalez-Segura is for the WBO Latino flyweight title, scheduled to 10 rounds.

In his last fight, Gonzalez, a gold medalist at the Amateur World Youth Championships in 2008 and at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010, beat Mexican Francisco “Marro” Perez by unanimous decision in Mexico. While Segura come off a lost versus former champion Edgar Sosa on May 18 in Mexico.

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Giovani Segura retorna al ensogado el 8 de diciembre

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Si hay un boxeador del que podemos afirmar que nadie le ha regalado nada ese es Giovani “El Guerrero Azteca” Segura, quien en un momento de su carrera fue considerado por la revista The Ring como uno de los diez mejores peleadores “Libra por Libra” del planeta.

Habiendo sido campeón lineal y unificado (AMB-OMB) de la categoría de peso minimosca y derrotado a ex campeones mundiales como Iván Calderón, Manuel Vargas, Sony Boy Jaro, Cesar Canchila, Daniel Reyes y Carlos Tamara, el peleador oriundo de Altamirano, Guerrero, hará un segundo intento por conseguir una faja mundial en los pesos mosca.

En su primer intento fracasó, cuando el 11 de diciembre de 2011 viajó a Manila, Filipinas, a retar al actual campeón mundial mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) Brian Viloria.

Segura terminó noqueado técnicamente en 8 rounds debido a una inflamación en la parte derecha del cráneo, la cual round tras round Viloria se encargaba de castigar.

El 8 de diciembre, casi un año después de aquel frustrado intento por coronarse monarca, “El Guerrero Azteca” se volverá a calzar los guantes para enfrentar a diez rounds en peso mosca al filipino Glen Donaire, en una función que él mismo montará junto con las empresas Promociones del Pueblo y HG Boxing, con las cuales firmó un acuerdo promocional.

“P. Box Promotions” es el nombre de la promotora que Segura ha creado y con la cual piensa regresar a los primeros planos de la mano de Promociones del Pueblo y HG Boxing, empresas que poseen fechas de televisión y una gran influencia con patrocinadores como Grupo Modelo.

“Yo no voy a pedir oportunidades, yo voy a buscar mi propia oportunidad, voy a hacer méritos, voy a ganar peleas, pues creo que esa es la forma en la que puedo convencer a la gente y personalmente me convenzo a mí mismo,” comentó recientemente Giovani Segura.

Su rival será Glen Donaire, el hermano mayor del “Flash Filipino” Nonito Donaire, un adversario bastante atractivo para este retorno a los ensogados, en el que alternará con el novel tapatío Juan José “Goofy” Montes.

Por: Ismael Rubio

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Segura vs. G. Donaire el 8 de diciembre

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Con dos atractivos combates estelares, el próximo 8 de diciembre en sede por definir el exitoso binomio conformado por Promociones del Pueblo y HG Boxing, presentarán la Copa Mundial México vs. Filipinas.

En el combate estelar, el ex doble campeón mundial Giovanni Segura se medirá al tagalo Glenn Donaire, hermano del múltiple campeón universal, Nonito Donaire.

Mientras que en el segundo platillo estelar, el carismático Juan José “Goofy” Montes, actual campeón supermosca de la Federación Mundial de Boxeo (WBF), se enfrentará al otrora campeón mundial mosca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (WBC), el también filipino Sonny Boy Jaro.

Este magno cartel marcará el ingreso del “Guerrero” Giovanni Segura a las filas de Promociones del Pueblo y HG Boxing, así como a las exitosas transmisiones de boxeo por Televisa Deportes en su tradicional “Sábados de Corona”.

Con un palmarés de 28 victorias, 24 de estas por nocaut, cambio de 2 derrotas y 1 empate, Segura presume en sus logros las diademas del mundo minimosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB), así como dos aplastantes victorias sobre el boricua Iván Calderón.

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Por su parte, Glenn “Bombardero” Donaire es poseedor de un récord de un récord de 19 triunfos, 10 nocauts, 5 derrotas y 2 empates, y en su haber profesional se ha medido a oponentes de la talla del ex monarca mundial mexicano Ulises “Archie” Solís.

El pleito semiestelar promete ser igual o más atractivo, al estar frente a frente dos grandes de las  divisiones pequeñas, el “Goofy” Montes (24-2-1, 14 KOs) y Sonny Boy Jaro (34-11-5, 24 KOs), quienes prometen encender el encordado de emociones.

El resto del cartel es confeccionado por el equipo de programación, y al igual que la sede serán dados a conocer en próximos días.

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Brian Viloria is Geared and Ready For Omar Nino Trilogy

World Boxing Organization flyweight champion Brian Viloria defends his title against Mexico’s Omar Nino Romero in Manila on April 1 in a fight card presented by Solar Sports.

It will be the third meeting between Viloria and Omar Nino Romero with the first two fights ending in controversy.

In their first clash on August 10, 2006, Nino won a questionable lopsided twelve round decision at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in a WBC light flyweight title fight, while in the rematch on November 18, 2006 Nino retained his title in a draw. However, because the Mexican tested positive for a banned substance the fight was declared a no-contest.

Viloria faced Edgar Sosa for the vacant title and dropped another controversial majority decision on April 14, 2007, but came back with a string of five wins before taking on highly fancied Ulises Solis, another Mexican, for the IBF light flyweight title at the famed Araneta Coliseum on April 19, 2009.

Viloria scored a spectacular 11th round knockout and was once again embraced by Filipino fans who had been disappointed with his showing against Omar Nino Romero.

Viloria successfully defended his title against Jesus Iribe at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on August 29, 2009 but  lost by a 12th round TKO to Panama’s Carlos Tamara on Jnauary 23, 2010 when he was overcome by fatigue with 75 seconds remaining in a fight where Viloria was well ahead on the scorecards of all three judges.

Realizing that his struggle to make the 108 pound limit was taking its toll, Viloria decided to move up to the flyweight limit and won the title with an impressive twelve round decision over Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda on July 16, 2011 in Honolulu.

His first defense is regarded as Viloria’s finest ring performance. He battered and bewildered pound for pound No. 9 and heavily favored Mexican KO artist Giovanni Segura with a clinical but power-packed performance to score a sensational 8th round TKO at the Ynares Sports Center on December 11, 2011.

Viloria’s manager Gary Gittelsohn who has treated the fighter like a son told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that he was “putting the finishing touches” to the title defense against Nino.

He said Viloria “is very excited to return to Manila   and we look forward to a great fight.”

Gittelsohn said that since winning his second world title and his third belt Viloria “is finally the fighter we all knew he would become” adding that this year they are “looking forward to the big match-ups – Roman Gonzalez, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez etc.”

The likeable manager stressed he would “do everything possible to draw attention to these ‘little giants’. The new programming teams at Showtime and HBO Sports are very savvy guys and I suspect they will open their  airwaves to showcase them.”

Having fought Segura in a mandatory, Viloria chose Omar Nino Romero for a voluntary defense and possibly for a chance to settle the score with the Mexican once and for all.

The 31 year old Viloria has a record of 30-3 with 17 knockouts while Omar Nino Romero is 35 and has a record of 30-4-2 with 12 knockouts that includes a victory over former WBC world flyweight champion Rode Mayol on June 19, 2010. However, in his last fight for the WBC light flyweight title Romero lost by a twelve round majority decision to Gilbert Keb Baas on November 6, 2010.

 

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

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Viloria: “Best Fight of My Career”

Filipino-American World Boxing Organization flyweight champion Brian Viloria punched his way to an eighth round technical knockout victory over Mexican challenger Giovani Segura to keep his 112-pound crown and earn his place in the roster of the finest pound-for-pound fighters in the world Sunday at the half-filled Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

Sticking to his game plan of attack-counter-attack all throughout that confused Segura, the 31 year-old Viloria, known in the international boxing world as the “Hawaiian Punch,” proved true to his moniker by implanting a big mouse above Segura’s right eyebrow right in the second round mostly on left hooks that developed into a huge hematoma as the fight wore on.

That same left shot staggered the challenger going into the last 20 seconds of the eighth and as the Mexican’s body looked to turn around led referee Samuel Viruet embraced Segura signaling the fight is over gifting the Ilocos Norte-born and Waipahu, Hawaii-based fighter his 30th victory, his 17th via stoppage in his six-year pro-career.

More importantly, with the win, Viloria accomplished what he really had wanted – barging into the list of pound-for-pound best; an honor he has long been targeting but continued slipping from his hands due to a roller-coaster career.

Viloria, a former amateur standout and a member of the United States Olympic team in 2000, actually, was punishing with volley of left and right combinations earlier in the period before landing the finishing kick to end what he himself described as the best fight of his career, sending Segura, ranked ninth in the world’s best pound-for-pound, to the nearby Medical City Hospital for further checkup.

“Yeah, that was my best fight in my career, Viloria told media men during the post-fight press conference. “It was even better than Miranda ((Mexico’s Julio Cesar Miranda from whom he stole the title last July).”

“It was easy, yes but only because I trained hard for this fight and I stuck to my game plan by not going into the ropes. I just met him in the center of the ring and avoided turning the fight into a brawl in which he (Segura) is at his best,” he said.

“He has heavy hands, but he didn’t hurt me. I often saw his punches, prepared to avoid them, then counter-attack,” he said drawing concurrence from his American manager Gary Gittelsohn.

“That was a fight between the two very best flyweights in the world and it’s a pity the U.,S. missed hosting it,” Gittelsohn said, who added, his ward might stick it out in the 112-pound category although plans are also afoot to invade higher divisions.

“We’ll stick it out in the flyweight division, but we might also try to test the waters, say in the 115-pound class,” the manager said.

Except for two rounds – the first and second, which Malaya Business Insight scored as draw, all rounds were Viloria’s convincingly.

Viloria wound up with a slight cut in his left eyebrow inflicted in the second round and a swollen left cheek but was never really threatened as he repeatedly pummelled the former WBO and World Boxing Association light-flyweight kingpin with crispy lefts and rights to the elation of the crowd that included Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao and former two-division champ Gerry Penalosa. Judge Danrex Tapdasan saw the fight, 69-64 at the time of the stoppage , judge Ulysses Glen,70-63, and judge Harry Davis, 68-65, all in favor of Viloria.

 

By Eddie Alinea

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Viloria vence a Segura en Filipinas

El hawaiano Brian Viloria hizo una pelea ofensiva apoyado en una gran condición física, para derrotar por nocaut técnico en el octavo asalto al mexicano Giovanni Segura, y así retener el campeonato mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo, en su primera defensa, este domingo en Manila, Filipinas.

La pelea concluyó cuando en un cambio de golpes, Viloria conectó durísimo gancho de izquierda a la mandíbula del mexicano, quien acusó el castigo y se fue hacia un lado, muy lastimado. En ese momento el árbitro Samuel Viruet decidió para las acciones y darle la victoria al campeón estadounidense, que dominaba el encuentro.

Segura, que subió al ring como campeón minimosca de la AMB y de la OMB, tenía el ojo derecho cerrado y monstruosamente inflamado por los golpes del hawaiano.

Giovanni presentó oposición en los primeros asaltos, pero del quinto en adelante era visible que se resentía por el castigo recibido, principalmente potentes combinaciones de izquierda y derecha al rostro. En los rounds sexto y séptimo era completo el dominio de Viloria, mientras que el guerrerense avecindado en Bell Gardens, California iba en reversa.

 

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Viloria Batters And Stops Segura In Eight Rounds (Photos)

Pasig City – In an incredible display of skill, heart and sheer will power, Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria successfully defended his WBO world flyweight title against Mexican “Aztec Warrior” Giovani Segura at the Ynares Sports Center.

Segura, who attacked from a southpaw stance, had Viloria on the back foot in the opening minutes of the fight but Viloria’s left hook began to find its range going into the second round. Viloria stunned Segura with a right hand lead followed by a left hook and had Segura on the ropes twice. Viloria bled from a cut on the left eyebrow but Segura looked dazed and confused at the end of the round.

A hematoma started to form on the Mexican’s right temple as Viloria’s left landed with impunity in the subsequent rounds. Segura continued to press the action but missed wildly. His power was evident as Viloria covered up and winced as Segura’s hooks connected.

The partisan crowd cheered for every punch Viloria threw. Past the halfway mark, the swelling on the right side of Segura’s head got bigger and his right eye would eventually get affected and started to close as well. Segura was still dangerous but Viloria, with blood continuing to leak from his cut, pressed his advantage by landing hard shots.

The crowd was in a frenzy sensing a Viloria victory. Segura faded and after the 7th, referee Samuel Viruet checked and talked with the Mexican cornermen.

Segura answered the bell for the 8th round but Viloria pounced on him with a brutal volley prompting Referee Viruet to save the challenger from further punishment. Official time – 0:29.

Viloria (30-3, 17 KO’s) finished with a swollen left cheek aside from his cut. But he made sure he would retain his title in front of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and former two-division world champ Gerry Penalosa and lustfully cheering fans who trooped to Pasig on a Sunday morning.

The scores prior to the stoppage had Viloria ahead – Judge Danrex Tapdasan – 69-64, judge Ulysses Glen – 70-63 and judge Harry Davis – 68-65.

Segura (28-2-1, 24 KO’s) was ranked ninth by Ring magazine in their pound for pound list prior to this bout. Viloria’s win makes three Filipino boxers on that prestigious list by year’s end.

 

Photos by Dong Secuya.

By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.

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Viloria: I’ve sparred with Segura in the past and we beat the hell out of each other!

Three-time and reigning WBO world flyweight champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs), a dual citizen of the U.S. and Philippines and a 2000 U.S. Olympian, is ready to take on Mexican challenger Giovani “El Guerrero Azteca” Segura, on Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. “I’ve sparred with Segura in the past and we beat the hell out of each other,” Viloria said. “It was the kind of sparring where we could have charged the audience for an entrance fee and they wouldn’t have complained. Knockout specialist Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs), a two-time world light flyweight champion (World Boxing Association Super champion), knocked out previously undefeated WBO champion Ivan Calderon (34-0-1) in a unification fight in 2010 and again this past April in a rematch before moving up in weight.

Integrated Sports Media, the pound-for-pound king of sports distribution in North America, will distribute the Saturday night “Island Assault 3″ for live viewing at 9:00 PM/ET, 6PM PT. The event is available on satellite pay-per-view via DISH Network, and on-line pay-per-view at http://www.ustream.tv/integratedsportsppv

“We’re looking forward to bringing this action-packed card, headlined by two of the best lighter weight fighters in the world, Viloria and Segura, to US boxing fans,” Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. “This exciting show continues the heated Filipino vs. Mexican boxing rivalry that is one of the most intense in the sport today.”

 

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WBO Announces Referee and Judges for Sunday’s Viloria-Segura Title Bout in Philippines

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the WBO flyweight title bout between Flyweight champion Brian Viloria and former Junior Flyweight titlist Giovani Segura this Sunday, December 11 in the Yñares Sports Arena in Manila, Phillipines in a Promociones Zanfer and Saved by the Bell Promotions presentation.

Valcarcel reported that for the first title defense of Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs) against the Mexican Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs), the referee will be Samuel Viruet, from the United States. Viloria won the 112 pounds belt on July 16 when he beat Mexican Julio Cesar Miranda by unanimous decision. Segura reigned in the WBO 108 division from 2010 to 2011.

Meanwhile, the judges for Viloria vs Segura are: Danrex Tapdasan, from Phillipines, Harry Davis, from Canada, and Ulysess Glen, from United States. WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.

 

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OMB anuncia árbitros y jueces para pelea Viloria vs. Segura

La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) anunció los oficiales que estarán trabajando este domingo, 11 de diciembre, en el combate titular entre el monarca mosca Brian Viloria y el ex campeón mundial junior mosca  Giovanni Segura, que se efectuará en el Yñares Sports Arena en Manila, Filipinas en una presentación de Promociones Zanfer y Saved by the Bell Promotions.

El presidente de la OMB, Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, informó que para  la pelea por el título mosca de la OMB entre el estadounidense Viloria (29-3 y 16 nocauts), en su primera defensa, y el mexicano Segura (28-1-1 y 24 nocauts), el árbitro será Samuel Viruet de Estados Unidos.

Mientras, los jueces que trabajarán en este choque entre Viloria y Segura son Danrex Tapdasan de Filipinas, Harry Davis de Canadá y Ulysses Glenn de Estados Unidos. El supervisor de la OMB para este encuentro es Leon Panoncillo Jr.

Viloria, que anteriormente había reinado en las 108 libras, ganó el título de las 112 libras el pasado 16 de julio de 2011 cuando venció por decisión a Julio César Miranda.

Por su parte, Segura fue campeón junior mosca (108 libras) de la OMB venciendo al puertorriqueño Iván “Iron Boy” Calderón en 2010 y defendiéndolo en una ocasión ante el mismo Calderón en 2011. El azteca renunció al título luego para hacer campaña en pesos superiores.

Esta pelea entre Viloria y Segura será transmitida por “Pay Per View” y por TV Azteca.

Brian Viloria: “I Love Being the Underdog”


MANILA, Philippines — It isn’t often that you’ll find a world champion entering his first title defense as the underdog, but that’s the situation WBO flyweight titleholder Brian Viloria finds himself in as he approaches his showdown with THE RING’s junior flyweight champ Giovani Segura this Sunday, Dec. 11, (Saturday evening in the U.S.) at the Yñares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Viloria, of Waipahu, Hawaii, twice held major 108-pound titles before stepping up to flyweight to defeat Mexico’s Julio Cesar Miranda in his most recent outing to earn a belt in his second division. The 31-year-old veteran lost his junior flyweight titles in his second defense of each reign. Most observers are anticipating that this title run will end earlier than the previous ones because of the relentless pressure and KO power of his 29-year-old challenger.

The fight will be aired by the GMA Network in the Philippines, and on pay-per-view in the United States (Integrated Sports, $29.95, 8:00 p.m. EST).

Viloria (29-3, 16 knockouts), a memember of 2000 U.S. Olympic squad, fully embraces the dark horse role given to him by odds makers and most of the media.

“I love being the underdog,” Viloria, told RingTV.com following a light workout at the Punch Out Boxing Club in Makati City. “It motivates me to get ready for a fight. I love fighting when everybody is doubting me. I love trying to prove them wrong.”

Viloria’s longtime assistant traienr Ruben Gomez agrees believes the gifted boxer-puncher is at his best when his back is against the wall.

“I think it’s a good situation to be in, being expected to lose,” said Gomez, who has been with Viloria since the Filipinio-American first turned professional. “But to us, it’s not going to be a surprise when they raise Brian’s hand in victory because we came here to win and that’s exactly what’s going to happen.”

Viloria is no stranger to being the underdog. Prior to his second world title winning effort against Ulises Solis, Viloria was all but written off as a signature win for Solis’ ninth title defense. Instead Viloria won, punctuating the performance with an 11th-round knockout that would be at home on any highlight reel.

The opposite side of the coin is that Viloria sometimes loses fights he’s supposed to win.

All of Viloria’s defeats — to Carlos Tamara, Omar Nino Romero and Edgar Sosa — came unexpectedly, the result of focus issues, Viloria’s team claims.

“Brian should be working on his fifteenth title defense now,” said Gomez. “I think those fights that he lost, he should have never lost them.”

Viloria finds himself in this difficult spot not by choice, but as a result of his challenger’s mandatory position with Viloria’s predecessor Miranda. Viloria was allowed to cut in front of Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs) and fight Miranda with the understanding that he’d have to immediately face the slugger from Bell, Calif., by way of Guerrero, Mexico.

The Viloria-Segura clash was expected to take place earlier in the fall but was delayed due to a cut over Viloria’s right eye suffered in the Miranda fight.

Viloria has already upset the odds just by being in this position. Viloria’s career was in serious doubt following his loss last January to Carlos Tamara when, ahead on the scorecards, Viloria’s conditioning fell apart, causing him to lose by a12th-round stoppage. Afterwards he collapsed in the dressing room from exhaustion, a product of the difficulty he experienced making the 108 pound weight limit.

Then, just two weeks before his return bout against Omar Soto six months later, Viloria’s trainer Roberto Garcia abandoned Viloria to join Nonito Donaire Jr., leaving Viloria to find a new trainer. Mario Morales, who is now Viloria’s head trainer, isn’t exactly new, having worked with Viloria early in his career.

“I’ve gone up and down so many times in my career, it is like a roller coaster,” said Viloria. “The resiliency of my career, that’s what it is. Right now I’m back on top as a world champion and I want to stay there. It’s really hard to become a world champion, but it’s ten times as hard to stay as a world champion. The path of my career, it’s what made me today. I think I’m a complete fighter now.”

Viloria vs. Segura Promo

Viloria is expected to be the crowd favorite against Segura, not because the Philippines is a second home to him, but a first home. Viloria was raised by his grandparents from six months to the age of six in the Philippine province of Ilocos Norte on the island archipelago’s most northwestern corner. A dual citizen of the Philippines and America, Viloria’s first language is Ilocano, a dialect of Filipino spoken exclusively in that region. He didn’t learn to speak English until rejoining his parents in Hawaii to begin school.

This will be Viloria’s fifth appearance in the Philippines.

Segura, who is rated number nine on THE RING’s pound-for-pound list, conceded at Wednesday morning’s press conference that Viloria was “a more complete fighter.” He didn’t have Viloria’s pedigree, having picked up the sport at the advanced age of 18. He turned pro after just 11 amateur bouts, while Viloria represented the United States in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

What he does have over Viloria are two signature knockout victories over the previously-unbeaten ring legend Ivan Calderon in 2010 and 2011 that have catapulted him to a pedestal that Viloria has never reached.

The two have crossed paths a number of times over the years, working alongside each other at the Azteca Boxing Club in Bell, Calif., and as sparring partners for five different fights. Segura’s team have said that they got the better of the action and as a result have a mental edge over Viloria. Viloria and company dismiss it as “just sparring.”

“Sparring is like scrimmage; You don’t give your best foot forward,” said Viloria. “You just try to work on things you need to work on. Sometimes it gives you a false sense of saying, ‘Alright, he fights this way’ or ‘He fights that way, that’s the way I’m gonna fight him.’ It really kind of throws you off when you switch it off. The real fight is a whole different level than a sparring session.”

“Giovani is full speed ahead, whether it’s sparring or it’s fighting,” said Gomez. “He spars pretty much the same way he fights. I don’t particularly like that type of sparring because if somebody hits you hard, you’re going to hit him hard and that just escalates.”

What Viloria believes the sparring sessions have done is given each man a sense of the way the other likes to fight, something that he feels will work to his advantage.

“He has that one-dimensional style, he’ll try and corner you and slug you out into submission,” said Viloria. “I’m so versatile in this sport, I think that’s going to be the difference in this fight. I don’t think Segura is going to figure out what style I’m going to bring into the ring. I’m going to have to switch it up and make him think and keep him on his toes.”

Many people who are picking Segura over Viloria do so out of a lack of faith in Viloria’s conditioning late in fights. Viloria himself acknowledges that conditioning has been an issue in past fights and says that has been their primary focus in training camp. Running the mountains of Southern California — as well as the additional four pounds of the flyweight division — have given Viloria confidence that his issues of the past are just that. The past.

“I’m really confident that I’m going to look at the twelfth round like I’ll look in the first round,” said Viloria. “I made the weight easy, I’m eating right, sleeping right. There’s not going to be any excuses in this fight.

“I want to go in there and show the world that Brian Viloria is a new Brian Viloria in this weight division and I want to stay world champion for as long as I can.”

 

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Viloria is Ready: I Will Try To Knock Segura’s Head Off!

WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria says he is “ready to go” when he defends his title for he first time against mandatory challenger Giovanni Segura, the former light flyweight champion at the Yñares Sports Arena on Sunday morning.

The fight card which is a cooperative effort between Zanfer Promotions and Solar Sports is titled “Island Assault 3” and will be telecast over GMA 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Viloria told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that he’s been in the gym for almost three months and “been working hard every day, trying to get ready for Segura. It’s going to be a tough fight. I know that. Everybody knows that and I think I’m coming in as the underdog which I love. I worked ten times harder than for the (Julio Cesar “Pingo”) Miranda fight and I’m going to be ready.”

Viloria dropped Miranda in the opening round en route to winning the title via a unanimous twelve round decision in Honolulu last July 16.

The three-time world champion said he plans to use his skill, ring savvy and outbox the rugged Segura. Viloria said “it all comes down to execution. Train hard, set up a game-plan, try to work on the game-plan during training and when it comes down to the fight night you have to execute it. We have to fight smart, intelligently, stay off the ropes against Segura and just go out there and do my best.”

Viloria said some people underestimate his “hidden” punching power referring to the 11th round knockout over fancied Ulises Solis and dropping Miranda in the very first round. He said “hopefully on Sunday it (punching power) will show because I have a stopping ability. I also have the quickness, the ring intelligence and so much experience and I try to use everything all at once. ”

He said Segura was a nice person and “we can be friends before and after the fight but when we are in that squared circle all that goes out of the window and you have to get down to business. I’m going to try to knock his head off same way he’s going to try to knock my head off. That’s the sport of boxing.”

Viloria said his trainer Mario Morales “works you tremendously. He kicks butt and non-stop. He’s got me into that shape where I can go the full distance or try to wake up all the instincts that I have inside of me.”

Morales himself said Viloria was “in better condition than he was in Hawaii for the Miranda fight.” He said “if we carry on the strategy that we planned for this fight it will be an easy fight. It’s brain versus strength. If we decide to trade with Segura it will be a very hard fight but if we stick to the plan, box, and be in and out, in and out and use our speed then it will be an easier fight.”

Morales said Viloria was “very strong, very focused. I’ve never seen him this focused before.”

 

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Viloria listo para defender ante Segura

El hawaiano Brian Viloria ya está en Manila, Filipinas, donde este domingo 11 de diciembre defenderá su corona universal mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo ante el mexicano Giovanni Segura. Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs) busca realizar la primera defensa de su cinturón, el cual obtuvo al derrotar por puntos a otro mexicano, Julio César Miranda.

“Estoy en perfectas condiciones y estoy listo para la pelea”, comentó “El Hawaiian Punch” tras dos meses de duros entrenamientos.

Tras haber causado sensación en el peso minimosca, Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs) invade las 112 libras y busca quedarse con la faja mundial.

 La pelea se realizará en el Yñares Sports Arena de Pasig City, Manila.

 

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Viloria ready to defend WBO title

BRIAN Viloria is now in town, ready and in shape to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight crown against dangerous Giovanni Segura of Mexico Sunday next week.

Viloria, 31, brought with him two months of hard training, including 120 rounds of sparring, in preparing himself for the first defense of the title he won with a unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Miranda last July in Hawaii.

“I’m in perfect shape right now. So great to be back and get ready for this fight,” said Viloria, dubbed the `Hawaiian Punch’, just hours after arriving in the country Saturday afternoon following a 13-hour flight from Los Angeles, where he held training camp for the 12-round fight.

His being in perfect shape is one of the reasons why he doesn’t see Segura living up to his promise that he’ll knock out the reigning champion wrest his title belt.

The 29-year-old Segura, owner of a fearsome 28-1 record, including 24 KOs, arrived here as early as Thursday, and readily made known his intention to destroy  Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs) before an expected full-house crowd at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

“Brian, I am going to knock you out. I am saying that with confidence,” said the Mexican, the only fighter to beat the great Puerto Rican champion Ivan Calderon not just once, but twice.

Viloria, born in Waipahu, Hawaii, did acknowledge Segura is a deadly opponent, who knows nothing but to move forward.

“He (Segura) wants to exchange a lot, he throws a lot of punches, and wants to bang it up,” said Viloria, the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight champion.

But the 2000 Sydney Olympian is ready whatever Segura brings with him to the ring.

“I push myself hard to train for this fight. I have to be in shape 10 times for this fight than I was when I fought Miranda,” he said.

Segura is a two-time world champion who once held the IBF and WBO light-flyweight crowns.

 

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