The two longtime sparring partners will face off in Manilla for Viloria's WBO flyweight title.
A fight between Giovani Segura and Brian Viloria looks set to happen on Dec. 10 in Manilla, with Viloria's WBO flyweight belt on the line.
Viloria (29-3-0, 16 KOs) held the WBC and IBF 108-pound titles before garnering a unanimous decision against Julio Cesar Miranda to win the WBO flyweight belt in July.
This will be the first title bout at 112 pounds for Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs), who has previously held the WBA, WBO and RING titles at 108 pounds. He was installed as the No. 1 contender for the WBO flyweight belt after vacating his 108-pound title in April. He is currently ranked No. 9 on THE RING's pound-for-pound list.
The two fighters are familiar foes, having faced each other as sparring partners multiple times in the past several years. Sources in Segura's camp claim their guy has generally gotten the better of these sessions, even putting Viloria down on one occasion.
Unfortunately, according to Segura's manager, Richard Mota, the fight will most likely not be available on U.S. TV, not even as a small PPV show.