Fans are expecting Brian Viloria’s talent, skill and experience to overcome Hernan “Tyson” Marquez’s youth and tenacity in thier WBO/WBA flyweight title unification bout, according to a recent RingTV.com poll.
The majority of more than 1,000 votes predict a Viloria victory in the anticipated 112-pound showdown, which will be televised on WealthTV and streamed on WealthTV.com (in the U.S.) on Saturday — 43.8 percent say by knockout; 22.7 percent think the 31-year-old veteran will win by decision.
However, Marquez, a gutsy southpaw from Mexico, has his supporters, as 20.5 percent of the votes chose the 24-year-old boxer-brawler to win by KO; 10 percent picked “Tyson” to prevail by decision.
A little over 3 percent picked the fight to end in a draw.
A recent RingTV poll of boxing experts produced similar results.