Brian Viloria seeks revenge versus Omar Romero | Inquirer Sports

Brian Viloria seeks revenge versus Omar Romero

By: - Editor / @RLuarcaINQ
/ 12:17 AM February 29, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Brian Viloria will have additional motivations when he stakes his World Boxing Organization flyweight crown against Omar Niño Romero on April 1 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The 31-year-old Viloria is also aching for revenge after being beaten and held to a majority draw, which was later declared a no-contest after Romero failed the post-fight drug test, by the Mexican in their first two meetings in 2006.

ADVERTISEMENT

A victory over Romero, who boasts a 30-win, 4-loss, 2-draw record with 12 knockouts, will also set up the Filipino-American to a unification showdown against World Boxing Association champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez.

Viloria’s ring career is on an upswing with successive victories over erstwhile flyweight titlist Julio Cesar Miranda last July and a methodical eight-round demolition of highly regarded Giovani Segura late last year, improving his record to 30-3-0, 17 KOs.

FEATURED STORIES

So complete was Viloria’s mastery of Segura that the Mexican spent a few days at the hospital as a result of a huge swelling on the head.

Viloria’s renewed vigor and staying power is largely credited to his trainer Mario Morales, who was able to draw the best out of the “Hawaiian Punch.”

“He’s an old school trainer,” said Viloria. “We don’t do anything fancy, we just work hard all the time.”

Updates on the Viloria-Romero tiff will be available on Solar Sports-Channel 70 on Sky Cable, Ch. 35 on Destiny, Ch. 45 on Cignal and Ch. 31 on Cable Link.

Your weekly sports analysis

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Boxing, Brian Viloria, Omar Niño Romero, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.