Former junior flyweight champion Giovani Segura recently moved up to flyweight officially, and now is calling for a shot at newly-trinketed Brian Viloria, who won the WBO flyweight belt last night in Honolulu from Julio Cesar Miranda.
"That was a good fight. Brian did what he had to do to get the win. ... Brian should celebrate his victory now but he needs to remember that he has to fight me next. Brian trains in our gym and I kick his ass all the time."
Segura (28-1-1, 24 KO) held the WBO junior flyweight title along with his legit championship at 108 pounds, and usually "sanctioning" bodies will allow a titleholder to vacate, move up, and get a title shot in the new weight class. Viloria (29-3, 16 KO) has been up and down for much of his career, one of the more frustrating talents of the last decade. He's held belts at 108 and 112, but may be unfairly more well-known for upset losses to Omar Nino and Carlos Tamara than for wins over Ulises Solis and now Miranda, among others. He also fought Edgar Sosa very close back in 2007, and has actually faced a really good, overlooked slate of opponents in his career.
Segura is regarded as one of the harder punchers at the lower weights, alongside junior flyweight titlist Roman Gonzalez. Many last night were calling for a Segura vs Gonzalez fight after getting a glimpse at "Chocolatito" on the Marquez vs Ramos card, but I'd expect that Viloria is far more likely as Segura's next major opponent, and that's a good fight, too.