After the third shot for a world title, finally, Carlos Tamara of Columbia manage to snatch the IBF Light-Flyweight Belt from Brian Viloria on the title fight held in Cuneta Astrodome (Manila, Philippines) yesterday.
Carlos Tamara mark a stunning victory against the Fil-Am Brian ‚ÄúThe Hawaiian Punch‚Äù Viloria to earn the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light-flyweight crown by the way of technical knockout in the 12th round of heart-stopping boxing in the main event of “Boxing at the Bay: Collision Course” Saturday at the Astrodome in Pasay City. Referee Bruce McTavish stopped the fight after Viloria, wobbly and on the verge of going down, received 14 unanswered punches from Tamara. The official time was 1:45 in the 12th round.
The former IBF world champion was in control for most of the match, showing patience and choosing his combinations well waiting for any possible opening from Tamara‚Äôs defense. The home crowd‚Äôs chants of ‚ÄúViloria, Viloria” pumped up Viloria as the Hawaiian Punch turned up the pressure on Tamara and at times even pounded the Colombian challenger into a corner. But Tamara, who did not stop throwing punches, showed incredible stamina and guts as he engaged Viloria in several strong exchanges that brought wild cheers from the pro-Filipino crowd.
It was reported that Brian Viloria collapse in the inside the dugout and rushed into the emergency room of San Juan De Dios Hospital. He was later transferred to the Makati Medical Center since San Juan De Dios did not have the proper equipment to treat his injuries. Viloria is now in stable condition but still complaining of headache.
Games and Amusements Board boxing chief Nasser Cruz attributed the chest pain as more of psychological on Viloria‚Äôs part.
The now reigning IBF Light-Flyweight Champ, Carlos Tamara has an improved scorecards of 21 wins (15 in a way of KO‚Äôs) and 4 losses while Viloria failed in his bid to defend the title for the third time and suffered his third loss – first by way of KO – against 26 wins with 15 KOs.
This stunning loss of Viloria makes the Filipino boxing fans to be more eager for the upcoming Pacquiao vs. Clottey match on March 13.