Former flyweight titlist Tyson Marquez is hoping to get back into the mix soon, aiming to either rematch Brian Viloria or face Milan Melindo for a vacant title in 2013.
Tyson Marquez hopes to reclaim a flyweight title in 2012, specifically aiming for the WBO belt, by either scoring a rematch with Brian Viloria or facing Milan Melindo for the title if it goes vacant.
Miguel Rivera reports that Marquez (34-3, 25 KO) is hoping to return in March, with March 23 the floated date at the moment. After that, he'll look for either the rematch with Viloria or a fight with Melindo, should Viloria choose to move to super flyweight this year.
Viloria (32-3, 19 KO) beat Marquez down and stopped him in ten rounds on November 17, cementing himself as the world's No. 1 fighter at 112 pounds. And while the fight may not cry out for a rematch in terms of competitiveness, it was an entertaining bout anyway, and there aren't many better fights that can be made in the division, either.
The 24-year-old Marquez was the WBA Fighter of the Year for 2011, after upsetting Luis Concepcion for their flyweight title, followed by successful defenses against Edrin Dapudong and Concepcion in a rematch. In 2012, he went 2-1, notching non-title wins over Richie Mepranum and Fernando Lumacad before losing to Viloria.