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Viloria shakes off rust to beat Herrera

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Filipino-American Brian Viloria. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former flyweight champion Brian Viloria fought off rust early to beat Juan Herrera via unanimous decision Sunday (Manila time) at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Donaire returns to ring vs South African champ on May 10

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Nonito Donaire celebrates his win over Vic Darchinyan during round 9 of their featherweight rematch, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Even in the glow of victory, the Filipino boxing star’s first thoughts were about his compatriots caught by a deadly supertyphoon in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

Out to redeem himself after a rough year, Nonito Donaire Jr., returns to the ring on May 10 against IBF featherweight champion Simphiwe Vetyeka of South Africa in a title fight at Venetian Resort in Macau.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional,Section | Read More »

Melindo fails to win WBA/WBO belts, loses to Viloria’s conqueror

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Milan Melindo. FILE PHOTO

Filipino prospect Milan Melindo survived a late knockdown but didn’t have enough left in the end to get past Mexican champion Juan Francisco Estrada in their flyweight championship bout late Saturday night in Macau, China.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Who will help dear old Brian Viloria back?

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THERE was every reason to believe deposed world flyweight boxing champion Brian Viloria deserved a rematch, but only if you based it on the split verdict submitted by the judges.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Pressure on Donaire to boost PH ring stock

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WITH Brian Viloria losing his two titles last Saturday and Manny Pacquiao getting knocked out late last year, the Philippines turns to Nonito Donaire Jr. to boost the country’s stature in boxing when he clashes with the unbeaten Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba this Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) in New York City.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Viloria wants return fight

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The bandage over both eyebrows and the lumps on Brian Viloria’s face when he showed up at the post-fight conference were proof of the bruising battle the Fil-American fought and lost to Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico late Saturday at Cotai Arena of The Venetian hotel here.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Viloria loses flyweight belts to Estrada via split decision

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BRIAN Viloria (left) strikes a fighting pose with his Mexican opponent Juan Francisco Estrada in Thursday’s press conference of Macau fight card. ROY LUARCA

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.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Viloria-Zou encounter a possibility next year

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They may be friends now, but Brian Viloria and Zou Shiming are destined for a ring collision next year. Unless, of course, they got upset by less heralded opponents last night in the featured bouts of the Fists of Gold fight card at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian resort and casino here.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Professional,Section | Read More »

Viloria stakes two world titles tonight

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BRIAN Viloria (left) strikes a fighting pose with his Mexican opponent Juan Francisco Estrada in Thursday’s press conference of Macau fight card. ROY LUARCA

His stamina no longer a concern, Brian Viloria will try to extend his dominance over Mexican fighters when he dangles his WBO and WBA flyweight titles against Juan Francisco Estrada at 10:25 tonight (same time in Manila) at Cotai Arena of The Venetian Resort and Casino here.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional,Section | Read More »

Viloria, Estrada make weight for flyweight clash

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BRIAN Viloria (left) strikes a fighting pose with his Mexican opponent Juan Francisco Estrada in Thursday’s press conference of Macau fight card. ROY LUARCA

Reigning WBO and WBA flyweight king Brian Viloria and Mexican challenger Juan Francisco Estrada made weight Friday afternoon for their upcoming championship bout on Saturday at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian resort and casino complex in Macau.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Viloria plans to shock Estrada with heavy punches

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BRIAN Viloria (left) strikes a fighting pose with his Mexican opponent Juan Francisco Estrada in Thursday’s press conference of Macau fight card. ROY LUARCA

World flyweight champion Brian Viloria knows Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada also packs a wallop. What he wants to find out is whether the Mexican challenger can take a punch as well.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Zou cocktail just great, but what next?

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Promoter Bob Arum yesterday said they expect a record-breaking television audience of 200,000 million in China when two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Zou Shiming makes his professional debut in Macau on Saturday.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

PSA to bestow honor on Viloria, 3 other world champions

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Brian Viloria.

Manny Pacquiao’s loss was difficult to bear for a nation that has been so used to the Filipino idol producing a spectacle in the ring.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Section | Read More »

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