Viloria fighting for legacy & clean slate in Romero Trilogy
Three-time world champion Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria headlines the "Island Assault 4: The Battle" pay-per-view-event, defending his World Boxing Organization ("WBO") Flyweight Championship against Omar Nino Romero, March 31 live from Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Credit: Team Viloria
For Viloria (30-3, 16 KOs), his third fight against Romero (30-42, 12 KOs) will complete their trilogy and, hopefully, avenge his first loss as a pro. Viloria was a 2000 U.S. Olympian who won his first 20 pro fights, until he lost his World Boxing Council ("WBC") light flyweight belt to Romero by way of a 12-round unanimous decision in 2006. Three months later, their rematch ended in a draw and was later changed to a "no contest" when Romero failed the post-fight drug test.
"I want to clean the slate this fight," Viloria said. "...