Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/7/11

27 Aug 1999: Brian Viloria of the USA takes a left punch from Naikro Romero of Cuba during the World Boxing Championships at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston,Texas. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
In what promises to be an instant classic, WBO flyweight champ Brian Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs) looks to make the first defense of his title against the hard-charging former undisputed junior flyweight champ Giovani Segura (28-1-1, 24 KOs) at Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines this Saturday. Viloria, who is a dual citizen of the United States and the Philippines, is a two-time junior flyweight world champion who moved up to take the flyweight title from Mexico's Julio Cesar Miranda last July. In his 10 years as a pro, the former US Olympian has been in the ring with the likes of Ulises Solis, Edgar Sosa, Carlos Tamara, Omar Niño Romero, and Gilberto Keb Baas. Viloria is ranked seventh in the flyweight division in The Boxing Tribune's unbiased world rankings. Known as "The Aztec Warrior," Giovani Segura is making his first run at a title in the flyweight division and is best known for his two stoppage wins over future Hall of Famer Ivan Calderon. The former WBA ...
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