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After TKO win, Brian Viloria headed back to flyweight

Sep 10, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Brian Viloria gets the win over Miguel Cartagena and will head back to the 112 pound weight class

TKO WIN. Brian Viloria dominates Miguel Cartagena but may be best suited for the flyweight division. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

WATCH: Michael Buffer has 'Steve Harvey moment', declares wrong winner

Sep 10, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Buffer initially announces Carlos Estrada as the winner setting off confusion in the ring

ANNOUNCING BLUNDER. After initial confusion, Juan Francisco Estrada is announced as the rightful winner. Photo from Zanfer Promotions

Roman Gonzalez knocked out in Srisaket rematch

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Roman Gonzalez is knocked down twice in round 4 by right hooks possibly signaling the end of his reign as an elite fighter

DOWN FOR THE COUNT. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez was knocked out in 4 rounds by a right hook. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Brian Viloria set for Miguel Cartagena fight on 'SuperFly' card

Sep 09, 2017 - 5:41 AM

Former two division world champion Brian Viloria weighs in well under the limit for his fight with Miguel Cartagena

BACK IN ACTION. Brian Viloria will see action on the card headlined by the Roman Gonzalez-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai rematch on Saturday (Sunday Manila time). card Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Brian Viloria added to 'Superfly' card alongside 115-pound champs

Jul 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

An impressive performance could earn Viloria consideration to fight one of the champions at 115 but his manager doesn t rule out a return to 112

BACK IN ACTION. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria will face an opponent to be named in his second fight at 115 pounds. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

'Chocolatito' Gonzalez suffers first career loss

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Roman Gonzalez loses a majority decision to Thailand s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai dropping his WBC junior bantamweight title in the process

UPSET WIN. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai celebrates after handing Roman Gonzalez his first ever defeat. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

'Chocolatito' Gonzalez defeats Cuadras to win fourth world title

Sep 11, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Roman Gonzalez wins the WBC junior bantamweight title in what he says was his toughest fight to date

CHOCOLATITO WINS. Roman Gonzalez defeats Carlos Cuadras in what he admits was his toughest fight to date. Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

'Chocolatito' Gonzalez dominates Arroyo to retain flyweight title

Apr 24, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Roman Gonzalez scores a near shutout of McWilliams Arroyo to retain his flyweight championship

SWEET AS CHOCOLATE. Roman Gonzalez was extended the distance for the first time in 4 years but looked dominant along the way. Photo by Chris Farina - K2 Promotions

Viloria contemplates future after TKO loss to Gonzalez

Oct 20, 2015 - 3:39 AM

Brian Viloria says he ll return home to consider his options after being stopped by pound for pound champion Roman Gonzalez in New York

HAWAIIAN PUNCH. Brian Viloria throws a left at Roman Gonzalez during their flyweight championship fight. The loss was Viloria's fifth of his pro career, and the second time he has been stopped. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin dominates Lemieux to unify middleweight titles

Oct 18, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Gennady Golovkin scores one knockdown of David Lemieux before referee Steve Willis stops the fight in round 8

GOOD BOY. Gennady Golovkin dominated David Lemieux before a left hook to the body left Lemieux defenseless against the ropes. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Roman Gonzalez stops Brian Viloria in round 9

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Brian Viloria suffers the first knockdown of his career as Roman Gonzalez proves to be too much

SLUG FEST. Roman Gonzalez embraces Brian Viloria as the referee waves off the fight. Photo by Al Bella/Getty Images/AFP

Viloria vs Gonzalez: Reviewing their 3 best knockouts

Oct 17, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Brian Viloria and Roman Gonzalez are the biggest punchers of the flyweight division Before they fight look back at their most devastating knockout wins

HEAVY HITTERS. Roman Gonzalez (L) and Brian Viloria (R) are the two biggest punchers of the lowest divisions. They meet in a 12-round match for the flyweight championship. Screenshot from live stream

Viloria, Gonzalez make weight for flyweight clash

Oct 17, 2015 - 1:18 AM

Both Brian Viloria and Roman Gonzalez weigh 111 4 pounds for what may end up stealing the show from the middleweight championship fight in the main event

Viloria an underdog against 'Chocolatito,' and that's how he likes it

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Fil Am fighter Brian Viloria says he has the whole world to gain against pound for pound king Roman Gonzalez

BIGGEST LITTLE FIGHT. Roman Gonzalez (L) ascended the pound-for-pound rankings after Floyd Mayweather retired. Brian Viloria (R) is his first test since then. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Donnie Nietes is confident he’d beat ‘pound-for-pound’ king Gonzalez

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:03 AM

The Philippines lone current boxing champion thinks he can defeat he sport s pound for pound best fighter if given the chance

AHAS RECOILS. Donnie Nietes (R) lands a left uppercut on Felipe Salguero during a title defense in June of 2012. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Roman Gonzalez, from garbage collector to flyweight champ

Oct 14, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Roman Gonzalez collected garbage with his father as a child Learn more about the man who faces Brian Viloria this Saturday at Madison Square Garden

The fighter in Brian Viloria

Sep 30, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Brian Viloria s career has lacked consistency What he has never been lacking in is heart His next mission is to defeat the sport s pound for pound best fighter

CHAMPION. Brian Viloria has won world titles at 108 and 112 pounds. Now he'll try to knock off the pound for pound best fighter in the world. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Gonzalez takes Mayweather’s P4P spot; Pacquiao drops to eighth

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Following Floyd Mayweather Jr ’s retirement The Ring Magazine has named Nicaraguan boxer Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez the new pound for pound best boxer

LITTLE BIG MAN. Roman Gonzalez has elevated to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings after the retirement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Brian Viloria to face Roman Gonzalez for WBC flyweight title

Aug 11, 2015 - 5:49 PM

The 12 round flyweight championship clash will serve as co featured attraction to the middleweight title showdown between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux

CONFIRMED. Brian Viloria (R), seen in his fight with Juan Estrada, confirmed a 12-round flyweight championship clash against WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzales. File photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Viloria wants Gonzalez next: 'He's been dodging me'

Jul 26, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Two division champion Brian Viloria is eager to return to the world title picture and he wants to do so against the biggest name in the lower weight divisions

Brian Viloria (L) proved that he could still get rid of opponents with his punching power, knocking out Omar Soto in one round. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Knockout power remains as Viloria blasts Soto in one round

Jul 26, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Brian Viloria blew away an overmatched Omar Soto with 3 quick knockdowns paving the way for Viloria to re enter the world title picture

HAWAIIAN PUNCHED. Brian Viloria (R), seen in his fight with Juan Estrada, showed he still has punching power by knocking out Omar Soto in one round. File photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Donnie Nietes suffers minor tear in right hand

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes had his right hand examined after hurting it during his victory over Francisco Rodriguez Jr

Donnie Nietes plans to fight November in his hometown of Bacolod City, but a hand injury could put a wrench in that plan. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Brian Viloria returns Saturday, eyes championship in 2015

Dec 04, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Former two division champion Brian Viloria faces Mexican Armando Vazquez this weekend but targets another shot at a world title in 2015

HAWAIIAN PUNCHED. Brian Viloria (R) relishes a rematch with Juan Estrada (L), but has other options on his mind. Photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Merlito Sabillo loses title by 10th round TKO to Rodriguez

Mar 23, 2014 - 3:57 PM

In a stunning upset Merlito Tiger Sabillo failed to retain his WBO strawweight title for the third time as Francisco Rodriguez Jr battered him into submission for a 10th round TKO victory

Merlito Sabillo, shown here during his title fight against Jorle Estrada, was upset in ten rounds by Francisco Rodriguez Jr. Photo by Alvin S. Go

Nietes, Sabillo to face Mexican foes in title defenses

Mar 02, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Donnie Nietes will face mandatory challenger Moises Fuentes in their long awaited rematch on May 10 in Manila while WBO strawweight titleholder Merlito Sabillo will likely face Francisco Rodriguez Jr on March 22 in Mexico

TITLE TOWN. Merlito Sabillo (L) and Donnie Nietes (R) will face Mexican foes in their next bouts. Sabillo photo by Alvin S. Go, Nietes photo by Jay Directo/AFP