Brian Viloria set for Miguel Cartagena fight on 'SuperFly' card
MANILA, Philippines - Former two-division world champion Brian Viloria is set for his second fight of 2017 after weighing in under the junior bantamweight limit for his 8-round assignment against Miguel Cartagena at Friday's weigh-in.
Viloria (37-5, 22 knockouts) weighed 113.4 pounds, while Cartagena (15-3-1, 6 KOs) was slightly higher at 113.6.
The bout is part of the untelevised portion of Saturday's "SuperFly" card at StubHub Center in Carson, California, which will feature the WBC title rematch between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Roman Gonzalez, plus the US debut of WBO 115-pound champion Naoya Inoue, a Japanese Supernova, facing Antonio Nieves in HBO-televised bouts.
The 36-year-old Viloria, fighting in his 16th year as a pro, last fought in March, decisioning Ruben Montoya in Japan to break a 15-month layoff after his defeat to Gonzalez for the flyweight title.
The Filipino-American boxer from Waipahu, Hawaii had previously held the WBC and IBF junior flyweight belts, and unified the WBA and WBO flyweight titles.
Cartagena, 25, of Philadelphia is known to some Filipino fans for his first round knockout win over Jobert Alvarez in July of 2016. – Rappler.com