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Artem Dalakian dominates Brian Viloria, nabs vacant WBA flyweight title

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:46 AM

All 3 judges favor the undefeated Dalakian

LOSS. The Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria loses the chance to claim the vacant WBA flyweight title. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Nietes, Viloria tip the scales for Superfly 2

Feb 24, 2018 - 3:41 PM

Their upcoming matches will open on Sunday, February 25, Manila time

TITLE DEFENSE. Donnie Nietes looks to defend his IBF Flyweight title. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Brian Viloria to get vacant flyweight title shot – manager

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Viloria will try to win his fifth world title on February 24 in Inglewood, California

ANOTHER TITLE FIGHT. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria will face unbeaten contender Artem Dalakian for the vacant WBA flyweight title, his manager tells Rappler. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

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

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

Brian Viloria returns from layoff with points win in Tokyo

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Viloria defeats Mexico s Ruben Montoya in his first fight since 2015 but struggles in the process

ONE LAST RUN. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria took the first step in his latest comeback, a win over Mexico's Ruben Montoya. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Viloria sees tough wins for Pacquiao, Donaire in title fights

Nov 05, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Former boxing champion Brian Viloria thinks Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire will emerge victorious in their upcoming title fights

ONE LAST RUN. Brian Viloria is preparing for one last run as a boxer, but is in Las Vegas to watch the fights of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr as a fan. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Nietes to face Fuentes next, but eyes Estrada for October

Jan 24, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The WBO may force a third fight with Moises Fuentes on Donnie Nietes but Nietes promoter is already looking ahead to a move up in weight

ONE MORE TIME. WBO junior flyweight champ Donnie Nietes answered all questions after knocking out Moises Fuentes, but the WBO wants to see it happen again. File photo by Denmark Delores/Rappler

2015: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 28, 2015 - 4:25 AM

Pacquiao vs Mayweather may not have delivered but that doesn t mean there wasn t much to enjoy about Philippine boxing in 2015

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

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

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

WATCH: Brian Viloria scores first round KO of Omar Soto

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:09 AM

Brian Viloria scores 3 knockdowns of old foe Omar Soto to set up another run at a world title

Brian Viloria celebrates as Omar Soto sinks to his knees from the third knockdown, which was produced by a left hook to the body. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

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

Title rematch looms for Brian Viloria

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:48 AM

A rematch with unified flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada could be on the horizon for Brian Viloria if he can beat Omar Soto a second time

Brian Viloria (L) weighed 112.8 pounds and Omar Soto (R) weighed 114.4 pounds for their fight on Saturday night in Hollywood. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Pacquiao to dominate Mayweather, says Viloria’s manager

Mar 03, 2015 - 2:42 PM

I strongly believe Manny will win in a one sided distance contest I envision Mayweather going into a defensive shell says Gary Gittelsohn

PACQUIAO WIN. Brian Vloria's manager Gary Gittelsohn says Manny Pacquiao will overpower Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

2014: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 26, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Pacquiao s redemption Donaire s disaster Nietes signature win and Sonsona s highlight reel knockout make 2014 a year to remember for Philippine boxing

Viloria, Vazquez weigh-in for flyweight battle

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:36 PM

The former junior flyweight and flyweight champion Viloria weighed 112 4 while his opponent Armando Vazquez weighed 111 2 for their flyweight battle

HAWAIIAN PUNCHER. Brian Viloria (L) and Armando Vazquez (R) pose at Friday's weigh-in. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

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

Viloria body shot KOs Zuniga in 5

Jul 19, 2014 - 7:36 PM

Brian Viloria s left hook to the body cut down Mexico s Jose Alfredo Zuniga giving the former two division champion his second straight victory

HAWAIIAN PUNCH. Brian Viloria prepares to deliver a right hand on an off-balance Jose Zuniga en route to a KO win. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Brian Viloria’s five greatest victories

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:01 AM

The story of the Philippines golden age of boxing cannot be told without mentioning Brian Viloria

Brian Viloria lands a lead right hand on Ulises Solis. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Viloria: Manny needs to be Manny to beat Bradley

Apr 08, 2014 - 2:09 PM

Brian Viloria s advice to Manny Pacquiao is simple: Be the fighter that you are and you ll beat Tim Bradley handily

BRIAN KNOWS. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria hits the speed bag at the Wild Card Gym. Viloria likes his compatriot's chances in the Bradley rematch. Photo by Jhay Otamias/Rappler

Viloria returns with win over Herrera

Mar 30, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Brian Viloria won a unanimous decision on Saturday night to set up a fight on May 31 in Macau

HAWAIIAN PUNCH IS BACK. Former two-division champion Brian Viloria returned to the ring with a victory, his first in a year. Photo by Jhay Otamias/Rappler

Filipino boxers Dela Torre, Ancajas score big KOs in Macau

Feb 22, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Pinoy boxing prospects Harmonito Dela Torre and Jerwin Ancajas turned in impressive knockouts at the Venetian Resort in Macau China

HEAVY HANDS. Harmonito Dela Torre celebrates his victory with manager Jim Claude Manangquil, trainer Rene Gabawa and ring card girls in Macau. Photo from Manangquil's Facebook

Brian Viloria to face McJoe Arroyo on March 29 in Vegas

Feb 20, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Former two division titleholder Brian Viloria will make his first ring appearance in nearly a year when he faces unbeaten Puerto Rican prospect McJoe Arroyo on March 29 in Las Vegas

VILORIA IS BACK. Former two-division world champion Brian Viloria will return on March 29 in Las Vegas. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Boxing: Former champ Viloria returns to the ring in March

Feb 10, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Four time world champion Brian Viloria returns to the ring on March 29 against an opponent to be announced

HAWAIIAN PUNCHIN'. Former two-division champ Brian Viloria, seen here celebrating his win over Giovani Segura in 2011, returns to the ring next month. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Boxing: Sonsona-Shimoda set for February 22 in Macau

Jan 29, 2014 - 2:55 PM

Former junior bantamweight titleholder Marvin Sonsona will take the next step towards getting his career back on track when he faces former junior featherweight titleholder Akifumi Shimoda on February 22 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau

HAPPIER TIMES. Marvin Sonsona (center) flanked by international matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz (left) and promoter Sammy Gello-ani (right). Photo courtesy Sonsona's Facebook

2013: The best of PH boxing

Dec 30, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Glorious fights astonishing upsets rising stars and the return of an icon made 2013 a year to remember for boxing

Viloria loses belts to Mexican

Apr 06, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Brian Viloria lost via split decision to Juan Francisco Estrada and lost his WBA and WBO flyweight belts in the process

Viloria's legacy run resumes in Macao

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Brian Viloria resumes his legacy run this weekend when he faces Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada in Macao

Olympic boxing to look more like pro boxing

Mar 24, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The AIBA made waves by implementing a series of drastic rule changes in Olympic competition with two changes moving amateur boxing closer to its professional counterpart

Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Floyd on top

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Where does Manny Pacquiao rank in the Top 10 pound for pound boxers in the world? Find out in Rappler s first offering of the P4P list

Streaking Viloria to defend belts in Macau

Feb 06, 2013 - 4:57 PM

After downing four Mexicans in a row Brian Viloria hopes to KO another one

Must-happen fights with Filipino boxers in 2013

Jan 11, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Rappler lists the top fights that must be made with Filipino boxers including clashes for Manny Pacquiao Nonito Donaire and Brian Viloria

ESPN's Fight of the Year: Pacquiao-Marquez 4

Dec 31, 2012 - 12:45 PM

The sports authority said the 4th fight had a shocking conclusion which made it the best of the bunch

FIGHT OF THE YEAR. Marquez's 4th bout with Pacquiao was the best for ESPN.

Viloria vs Marquez: Breaking down the fight

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:15 PM

Rappler analyzes the upcoming WBO and WBA world flyweight unification fight between Filipino American Brian Viloria and Mexican slugger Hernan Marquez and gives a prediction

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Viloria-Marquez: The big little fight

Nov 15, 2012 - 11:55 AM

Pinoy Brian Viloria is set to face Mexican fighter Hernan Marquez in a unification bout for the WBA and WBO flyweight titles on Saturday November 17 This will be the toughest test for the Filipino boxer by far

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Pacquiao, Donaire, Viloria: Year-end fights to see

Aug 28, 2012 - 8:47 AM

As the year comes to a close the best fights featuring Filipino boxers have yet to come

Viloria: Pacquiao has a lot to prove

Jun 10, 2012 - 8:59 AM

Filipino American boxer Brian Viloria says Manny Pacquiao has a lot to prove after his lackluster performance against Juan Manuel Marquez

Rappler’s top 10 pound-for-pound Pinoy boxers

May 30, 2012 - 7:48 PM

Rappler s boxing analyst ranks the top 10 pound for pound Pinoy boxers

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. Oliver Lucas.

Sweet revenge: Viloria knocks out Romero

May 13, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Brian Viloria wins the WBO Flyweight Title after he knocked out Omar Niño Romero

Viloria, Romero ready for boxing classic

May 12, 2012 - 4:25 PM

Brian Viloria will finally get the chance to close the chapter on a bitter rivalry Omar Nino Romero

TOUGH WARRIOR. Will Brian Viloria pull off his first win against Omar Nino Romero? December 11, 2011. Oliver Lucas.