As we all know Manny Pacquiao already made a fame of his name and his country as he created a mark in the International scene in the world of boxing, yet another Pinoy boxer made his way to defend his title as WBO flyweight champion.
Brian Viloria’s bout with Giovani Segura of Mexico on Sunday, December 11, 2011, finished off on the 8th round.
Segura started to gain some damage, as the “Hawain Punch’s” series of hooks made through as early as the second round. On the other hand, Viloria got a cut after receiving a straight right punch from his opponent.
The swelling on the Aztec Warrior’s right temple which Viloria had hit with his left hook may have diminished his visual frame causing the conclusion of the match as decided by referee Samuel Viret. The game ended in the 8th round after 29 seconds of the round used.
Viloria’s win aside from keeping his crown, added to his bout record of 29 wins and 3 loses with a total of 34 fights.
Viloria is expected to crash into the top 10 of the pound-for-pound list, joining eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and fellow Fil-Am Nonito Donaire Jr.
More upcoming fights are laid down for Viloria by next year. Probable adversaries include Tyson Marquez (WBA champion), Pongsaklek Wonjonkam (WBC titlist) and Ivan Calderon.
Congratulations to the “Hawain Punch”! You give our country another glory in the sport of boxing. Pinoy boxing fans should look out for this guy – another sportsman worthy of fame.