Boxing

Viloria ready against dangerous Segura

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Brian Viloria said he has heavy-handed Mexican challenger Giovani Segura all figured out.

“I know what to do,” said Viloria after headlining a press conference yesterday at the Palladium in New World Hotel in Makati City.

Viloria stakes the WBO flyweight crown against the rugged Segura this Sunday morning at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City and the 30-year-old Filipino-American puncher is more than optimistic that he will get the job done.

Viloria said movement will play an huge factor in the scheduled 12-rounder and he knows how to evade being pinned on the ropes by the wild-swinging challenger from the city of Altamirano in Guerrero state, Mexico.

“Once I feel the ropes, I am off,” said the Honolulu-born Viloria.

Viloria holds a 29-3 card with 16 knockouts, while Segura has a more fearsome mark of 28-1-1 with 24 knockouts, including a brutal beatdown of the usually durable Puerto Rican Ivan Calderon.

But Segura’s notoriety doesn’t faze Viloria.

“I am not scared not unless he has four arms,” said Viloria, who had also reigned as WBC light-flyweight champion before deciding to go up in weight.

However, Segura is certain of one thing.

“I am going to throw a lot of punches and I have lots of power,” said the 29-year-old visitor.

Fight experts believe Segura’s awesome power and Viloria’s inconsistency will spell the difference.

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