Viloria lauds Gonzalez as the 'best fighter he's ever faced'

Milan Ordoņez on Oct 20, 2015 04:53 PM
Viloria lauds Gonzalez as the 'best fighter he's ever faced'
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Since winning a world title in his second weight division in 2011, Brian Viloria has only lost to two fighters: reigning WBA and WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada, and just this weekend, to another current 112-pound world champion in Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.

Gonzalez put on a memorable performance on Saturday night against “The Hawaiian Punch”, where he displayed finesse, accuracy, and just pure dominance. 

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Now 34-years old, Viloria is entering what could be considered as the twilight of his boxing career. Having fought professionally since 2001, the Filipino-American boxer has already faced the toughest of opponents within the lighter weight classes.

And for him, Gonzalez was able to set the bar high, in terms of being the best fighter he has ever shared the ring with.

“Roman is the number one. He's most certainly there for a reason,” Viloria said in a Boxingscene.com report. “He's an accurate fighter with a great defense. He's without a doubt the best fighter I've ever faced.”

Gonzalez, who is conidered by The Ring Magazine as boxing’s number one pound-for-pound fighter, is the next name being pitted against current WBO and Ring Magazine light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes. “Ahas” himself was openly vocal about the possible fight happening in his immediate boxing future.

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