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Viloria TKOs Marquez, unifies WBO, WBA

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MANILA, Philippines — Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria scored a 10th round TKO victory over Hernán “Tyson” Marquez to unify the WBO and WBA flyweight belts Sunday in an exciting fight at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Viloria (32-3, 19KOs) connected on a vicious left hook that put down his Mexican foe.

Marquez, now the former WBA champion, (33-3, 25KOs) was able to get back on his feet but was visibly wobbly as Viloria went for the finish, prompting the Mexican’s corner to throw in the towel.

The back-and-forth battle ended at the 1:01 mark.

It was an action-packed fight as promised by the two fighters.

Round five saw Viloria in trouble after taking a blow from Marquez.

Marquez pummeled Viloria and seemed as if the Mexican was going for the finish. Viloria though, battled through it and somehow was able to answer back with a combination that dropped Marquez.

Marquez remained aggressive despite feeling Viloria’s power but the Filipino held his own, escaping the attacking Mexican with his footwork and timely punches.

Read details of the fight below the story


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Tags: Boxing , Brian Viloria , flyweight , Hernan Marquez , Sports , WBA , WBO

  • Lemuel Vargas

    So how about going for undisputed championship instead of being a unifying champion, Brian? If you could do that and then try to become undisputed champion on the next weight level ad infinitum, you would have a separate legacy from the Pacman..



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