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GMA News Online reports that the Philippines’ Brian Viloria defeated via technical knockout Sunday, May 13, Mexico’s Omar Niñp Romero in their fight at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City to retain his WBO Flyweight title. The report said the fight, dubbed “Island Assault IV,” “concludes a trilogy between the two combatants, as Viloria dropped the WBC World Light Flyweight title to Romero back in August 2006.” It said in a rematch three months later, Romero "retained his title with a controversial draw, but the result of the post-fight drug test on him rendered the earlier ruling 'a no decision.'
Immediately after Viloria’s win, Malacañang congratulated the 31-year-old fighter for his victory. “Congratulations po kay Brian Viloria… for winning his match,” said deputy presidential spokesperson Abigal Valte on government-run dzRB radio. She reportedly said she monitored the fight via feeds on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
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