WBO Flyweight Champion Brian Viloria defends his title against Omar Nino Romero on May 12 in Manila. Viloria, an American-Filipino, will enjoy a home edge against a fighter who has previously beaten him. In fact, this is the third meeting between there two lower-weight standouts. In a pair of 2006 junior flyweight title bouts, Romero beat Viloria by decision, and then the two fought to a draw that was later ruled a No-Decision after Romero failed a drug test. Now six years later, these two will settle the score at flyweight.
Date: May 12, 2012
Site: Ynares Sports Arena, Metro Manila, Philippines
Titles: WBO Flyweight Title: 12 Rounds
Credit: Team Viloria
You have to take your hat off to Viloria, 30-3 (17 KOs), for resurrecting his career after it appeared to be over. After an up-and-down run, he was stopped by the unheralded Carlos Tamara. After a scary post-fight scene, where Viloria was hospitalized, it appeared to be a “wrap.”
He had a good career, won a couple belts,...