Viloria knocks out Soto within two minutes of first round

Milan Ordoņez on Jul 26, 2015 03:19 PM
Viloria knocks out Soto within two minutes of first round
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Two-division world champion Brian Viloria may have won himself a world title shot after winning convincingly on Saturday night in his rematch against Mexico’s Omar Soto in Hollywood, California.

“The Hawaiian Punch” was able to stop Soto within two minutes of action after three knockdowns in the process. The 34-year old Filipino-American boxer did start off a bit slow, but was able to get his groove on and dominate the fight.

Time of the stoppage was at the 2:02 mark.

Viloria and Soto faced each other in 2010, where he won via split decision. With this victory, he positions himself back into title contention. Previous reports say he will be facing the man who took his WBO and WBA flyweight titles, Juan Francisco Estrada. But according to a report by, Viloria may be facing the current WBC and Ring Magazine 112-pound champion, Roman “El Chocolatito” Gonzalez.

Brian Viloria now improves to a record of 36-4, with 22 victories by knockout. Omar Soto, on the other hand, drops to a 23-12 slate (with 15 victories by knockout).


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