VILORIA LOOKING AT AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER RETURN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 15 May 2013
Former WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria is looking at returning to the ring in either August or September.
Viloria who lost his titles to Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico in Macau last April 6 told the Manila Standard that “we are looking at an August-September fight but we haven’t had anything locked up” even as he said his manager Gary Gittelsohn will discuss the possibilities with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.
Viloria said he has been “going to the gym every other day and since last week I’ve been running and doing weights and stuff to keep myself in shape.”
The former two division world champion told us he expects to know something definite by the end of this month.
Meantime, Estrada who won the title from Viloria in an exciting split decision victory is preparing to make his first title defense against undefeated mandatory contender Milan Melindo (29-0, 12 KO’s) at the Cotai Arena of the plush Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau on July 27.
Melindo put on an impressive performance on the undercard of the Estrada-Viloria title fight to score a 4th round TKO over tough Indonesian Tommy Seran who had a solid record of 23-1 with 14 knockouts prompting Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to predict his title clash with Estrada would be an action-packed battle.
Boxingscene.com quoted Estrada who said “I am ready to face any opponent. I will prepare harder than ever to retain my title. I want to prove I’m the best and for that I must contend with the best. Melindo is undefeated and he will attempt to become champion but I’ll do what I have to do in the ring.”
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Magsayo concludes LA training (Photos)|
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Staying true to his word, Bonilla faces DeLomba July 15th
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FOUR-FIGHT TELECAST ON FRIDAY, JULY 22
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Heavyweight headliner for M-1 Challenge 69 Denis Smoldarev vs. Kenny Garner
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016EDNER CHERRY TOPS LYDELL RHODES
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Undefeated Rising Contender Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Adam Lopez - Roman Reynoso headlines ShoBox: The New Generation 15th anniversary telecast on July 22 live on Showtime®
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Newly-turned pro Ortiz hoping to 'break records' as he tackles the best in lightweight division
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016SALITA PROMOTIONS FIGHTING HUNGER
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016DOMINICAN KO ARTIST GUZMAN READY FOR FIRST WORLD TITLE SHOT
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016Salita Promotions Announces the Signing of Detroit-Based Former National Amateur Champion Jarico O'Quinn to a Promotional Agreement
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016FULL UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9 AT THE BEAUTIFUL CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016Pinoy Pride 37: Complete Pagara–Juarez Undercards
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016WBC SAYS TACONING TO LAUNCH TERRIFIC CHALLENGE FOR LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jun 2016The Past Week in Action 28 June 2016
By Eric Armit, Wed, 29 Jun 2016Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Stephen Fulton Takes on Mexico's Christian Renteria on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes Saturday, July 2 From Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016ANTONIO OROZCO AND JOSEPH DIAZ, JR. TO CO-HEADLINE HBO LATINO® BOXING EVENT ON SATURDAY, JULY 30
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016MIKEY GARCIA RETURNS ON JULY 30 FOR STACKED NIGHT OF BOXING ON SHOWTIME AND SHOWTIME EXTREME FROM BARCLAYS CENTER PRESENTED BY PBC
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016 RAGING BABE BRUNCH NEW YORK, NEW YORK A SUCCESS, DUVA HONORED
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016David Benavidez - I got my eye on all the champions at super middleweight
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016DiBella Entertainment signs Conn. Teenage Prospect Mykey Williams
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016TERENCE CRAWFORD / BRIAN McINTYRE TRAINING CAMP BLOG NO. 2
By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016CABALQUINTO TO FIGHT FOR WBC ASIA SILVER TITLE VS UNDEFEATED UZBEK
By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 28 Jun 2016PH sports deserves a healing
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 28 Jun 2016