Viloria ready to defend title

Brian Viloria
Brian Viloria

By Jason Tang - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Brian Viloria's 11th round knockout of Ulises Solis not only gave the Waipahu native the International Boxing Federation Light Flyweight title, it also gave Honolulu a chance to host it's first World Championship fight in 33 years, and Viloria is ready to take care of business.

"Just being focused man just looking at the task ahead and doing all the preparations that's needed to accomplish my goal and that's to retain my world title," said Viloria.

Viloria is scheduled to face off against Mexico's Jesus Iribe, who has logged 25 professional fights so far, however, this will be his first fight outside of his home country. Regardless, Viloria is preparing for a war.

"Oh, typical Mexican fighter, tough resilient, he's going to go out there and try to take my title from me, he knows he's going to be in the Lion's den, so these guys they prepare themselves, and they prepare themselves for a long battle," said the Champ.

There's three days left before his title defense, and while Viloria can't wait for it to come, he also can't wait for it to be over. Being back home in Hawaii comes with a lot of temptations.

"It's the food man, I gotta make my weight and people want to go out and have lunch and dinner, but I can't you know, I gotta make my weight on Friday, so that's one of the downsides about it," said Viloria.

But after the weigh in, Brian already knows what he's going to eat.

"Seefood, I see the food, I eat the food and everything I can get my hands on I need to go and try!"

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