Brian Viloria gets world title fight next

Milan Ordoņez on Aug 11, 2015 03:36 PM
Brian Viloria gets world title fight next
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After a statement victory in his rematch against Omar Soto late last month, Brian Viloria gets another crack at the 112-pound world title.

“The Hawaiian Punch” (36-4, 2 no contests, with 22 victories by knockout) is now slated to face WBC and The Ring Magazine flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (43-0, with 37 victories by knockout), and according to ESPN.com, the said bout will be part of the October 17th card headlined by middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux.

The fight will take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York, and will be aired on pay-per-view.

A former WBA and WBO unified world champion, Viloria last fought for the title in 2013, where he lost both aforementioned titles to Juan Francisco Estrada. He has since won all of his four succeeding fights, three of which ended by knockout.

Gonzalez, on the other hand, has won nine of his last fights by knockout. Five of those KO wins happened inside five rounds. 

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