WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez discussed his upcoming fight against Brian Viloria in the build up to his October 17 defense.
‘Chocolatito’ faces ex-world title holder Viloria this Saturday at Madison Square Garden on pay-per-view and had nothing but respect for the challenger when asked his thoughts on the upcoming clash.
“I know that Brian Viloria is an excellent champion and he is a great fighter. He is a tough opponent and it will be a hard fight. I have my arsenal and he has his arsenal and whoever is in the best physical condition on October 17 is going to win the fight.
“I am so happy with MSG and HBO that they are giving me this opportunity to fight where a lot of great champions have fought.
“It definitely motivates me to be able to fight at Madison Square Garden and HBO is giving me the opportunity. And I need to perform well so that HBO continues to give me the opportunity to fight the best fighters. But not just me – I hope that other fighters in my weight class can get, from HBO, the same opportunity.”
Asked who would be on his radar if he can overcome Viloria this weekend, Gonzalez replied: “I would like to have a rematch with Estrada, which I think would be a very good fight, but right now I am focused on Brian Viloria on October 17.”