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PH's Brian Viloria defeats Mexican foe via TKO, retains WBO Flyweight title
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.
Published on: May 14, 2012 - 7:38am

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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.

 

For more on this story, log on to GMA News Online.

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5 Comments
  • Genuine
    F-1 racing is elitist and is not a spectator sport in 'pinas (except for those who get to watch it on cable) because there's not even a race circuit for F-1 purposes here. Besides, with fuel and tyre wastage during the course of the race, many do find it decadent. Football is the sport of the masses anywhere else in the world but here, sadly, it's still not, probably because too few public schools in this country have football pitches, although basketball courts are a dime a dozen. High-end schools though, like the Ateneo, DLSU, UST, even UP have very good football programs and have the necessary facilities for the sport. Wikipedia says modern boxing evolved in Europe, notably England. It is also ranked as the most difficult sport in the world. Often referred to as 'the sweet science' due its varied styles, there's the classic boxer or stylist (Mayweather is one), the slugger (Ray Mancini was one), the boxer-puncher (Pacquiao), the swarmer (Rocky Marciano), the counterpuncher (Juan Manuel Marquez), and other combinations of styles. Granted, the boxing organizations and the politicos who treat them as their personal turf must be reformed but the sport itself is more classic than football or F-1 racing will ever be and was never intended to be a breeding ground for lowlifes.
    May 14 2012 @ 03:00pm     Reply  
  • ZZZ
    ay nako..nega-troll alert...
    congratulations brian :)
    May 14 2012 @ 01:39pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    Yes, Philippine boxers are really giving us a good lift. Congratulations to Viloria.
    May 14 2012 @ 11:26am     Reply   Hide replies
  • Genuine
    Viloria has shook off the proverbial monkey off his back by winning this slugfest. Romero was his nemesis, considering how bad Viloria got beat the first time they met and the contentious draw the second time which was eventually ruled a no-contest because the Mexican was busted for toking up on banned substances.
    May 14 2012 @ 10:37am     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    Congratulations! Why may I ask boxers from the Philippines give so much pride to our country? They among others give us the lift. Way to go boxers!
    May 14 2012 @ 09:09am     Reply   Hide replies
    • filipina ako
      nice question. a lift, indeed!
      May 14 2012 @ 12:55pm     Reply  
    • Jesuswasablackman
      Big deal. Can't we excel in other sports, aside from boxing? Who watches that sport anyhow...mostly low-income beaners and borrachos. The good money and true glory lie in football (soccer) and F-1 racing - the only ones getting rich from boxing are the Mafi(y)a who back all these alphabet-soup "boxing organizations" as a breeding ground for future enforcers to beef up their ranks
      May 14 2012 @ 01:10pm     Reply  
    • Pepe at Pilar
      Indeed, they give us a lift in sports. There are other sports that we have like football, basketball, tennis, and others. But in boxing, it seems that the concentration is here because of Manny Pacquiao and those aspiring boxers who want to follow him to fame.
      May 14 2012 @ 08:23pm     Reply  
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