Gonzalez-Viloria added to Golovkin-Lemieux card
- Updated: August 14, 2015
The dynamic duo of Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Gennady Golovkin will reunite for the second straight fight card on October 17.
Widely considered the best flyweight in the world, Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KO) will be defending his WBC flyweight title against Brian Viloria.
“I want to thank God, my Teiken family, especially Mr. Honda and my team for helping me fight again in the United States and now on the HBO Pay-Per-View platform,” Gonzalez said. “I know Brian Viloria is a great champion and it will be a hard fight, but I am ready for the challenge. I have faith that God will give me the strength to keep training and be able to give all my fans my best fight ever.”
Viloria (36-4, 22 KO) has fought some of the top flyweights in the world, and at one point he was considered the best in the world. He says this will be the toughest fight of both of their careers.
“I’ve fought and won on the world’s biggest stages against the best of the best. I’ve prepared my whole life to win at every level of competition from World Amateur titles to the Olympic Games to professional world titles. And this fight, against Roman Gonzalez, is likely to be my biggest challenge yet. But, it’s Roman’s biggest challenge too. This is the realization of my dreams and I will make the most of it on fight night,” Viloria said.
“I applaud Roman for accepting this fight, together, we will give boxing fans something special, something they can talk about for a very long time.”
Golovkin vs Lemieux will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.