Originally written on North Texas Fisticuffs  |  Last updated 11/18/12
In what might be a candidate for fight of the year, the clash between Hawaiian Brian the “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria (32-3, 19KO’s) and Hernan Marquez (34-3,25KO’s) is a fight that most were glad to see. Not much defense, but punches flying and fighters giving everything they had in every round of the fight. Viloria was defending his WBO featherweight title for the third time against Marquez’s WBA flyweight title, which Marquez was defending for the third time as well. It didn’t take long for the excitement to begin because in the first round as both fighters were landing punches in close, Viloria landed a big punch and put Marquez down to the canvas. He quickly recovered and made it through to the end of the round. Although Viloria won, he was given probably one of the biggest tests of his boxing career. In the fifth round Viloria landed on the canvas himself by a huge left hook by the southpaw Marquez. Although Viloria did get caught in the fifth, he came back and put Marquez on th...
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