Streaking Viloria to defend belts in Macau
Reigning WBA and WBO flyweight king Brian Viloria defends his crowns when he battles Juan Francisco Estrada on April 6 in Macau.
Fresh off handing Mexican Tyson Marquez a beatdown, Viloria (32-3, 19 KOs) gets his hand on another Mexican in Estrada, who lost to highly-regarded Roman Gonzalez in 12 rounds.
With his impressive victory over Marquez, “The Hawaiian Punch” is pressured to put on another show and he’ll get to do it this time against a boxer who pushed Gonzalez, the light flyweight kingpin, to the distance but could not land a killer punch.
Viloria’s last four fights have come against Mexicans, and it’s not surprising that fans are starting to call him the new “Mexi-cutioner” after countryman Manny Pacquiao, who, in recent years, defeated some of Mexico’s most famous fighters.
What’s even more impressive about Viloria’s recent tear is that he’s won the last three by brutal knockouts, using his vast technical skills to deliver his trademark right hand bomb.
Unfortunately for Estrada, facing him is a man who blasted his compatriots Hernan Marquez, Omar Nino Romero and Giovani Seguara.
Estrada is rock solid, with a granite chin, something he proved could survive even the hardest punchers – but he’s far from the offensive dynamo that would seemingly give Brian Viloria problems.
In fact, it’s hard to envision anyone in and around Viloria’s division that could match the Filipino-American’s combination of power and technique