Viloria loses flyweight belts to Estrada via split decision


BRIAN Viloria (left) strikes a fighting pose with his Mexican opponent Juan Francisco Estrada. ROY LUARCA

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino bet Brian Viloria lost his WBO and WBA belt to Mexican challenger Juan Francisco Estrada via split decision Saturday night at the Cotai Arena of The Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau.

Estrada snapped Viloria’s six game winning streak after getting the nod of the majority of the judges 116-111 and 117-111 while the other saw Viloria winning, 115-113.

The 22-year-old Estrada (23-2, 17KOs) took control late and in the last couple of rounds was able to connect with a flurry of punches that wobbled Viloria (32-3, 19KOs).

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  • Ross Teribe

    What do you expect for counter puncher :)

  • Acute_Angle

    natalo lang ni Erap Estrada itong si Viloria?

  • Brax82

    Yabang yabang kasi eh, yan tuloy balik sa pagiging “Hawaiian Pinch”. Serves him right!

  • mamer2

    Viloria’s moniker as the “Hawaiian Punch” clearly show that he himself wants to distance himself from his “partial-Filipino Roots”. So be it…, and with our Best Wishes.
    Long Live & ‘Reign’…, the Filipino Boxers.

  • virgoyap

    Villoria has no inner hidden strength like Donaire and so he lost.

  • Alex Pastor

    Viloria has always had problems with his stamiina. He starts well but loses his speed and agility just after a few rounds. This is the reason why I’ve never enjoyed watching his fights. Too much dancing in the ring and not too much punches being thrown.

  • Patas

    Tough luck, idol.
    Ayos lang yan, may ibang pagkakataon pa.

  • Mel Magno

    I completely agree with Hey_Dudes.

  • Hunter421

    Viloria is not Filipino, he is Filipino-American. He was born in the United States.

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