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May paghuhugutan si Viloria

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LOS ANGELES – Sinabi kahapon ni WBC lightflyweight at WBO/WBA flyweight cham-pion Brian Viloria na wala siyang planong magretiro sa pagboboksing at ang kanyang unang anak na papangalanan niya ng Tyler Braden ang kanyang magiging inspirasyon.

Galing ang 33-gulang na si Villoria sa  unanimous 10-round decision kontra kay Puerto Rican Juan Herrera sa Las Vegas noong March 29. Nakatakda siyang lumaban sa isang Top Rank promotion na katatampukan ni Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux sa Macau sa July 19 ngunit wala pang kumpirmadong kalaban.

“I’m staying in shape by running every day,” sabi ni Viloria sa interview sa Wild Card Gym. “I’ll be back in the gym on the second week of May to start preparing for Macau. Right now, I’m staying close to Erica because she’s due to give birth anytime. The deli-very date is May 12 but doctors say the baby can come earlier. Erica and I are very excited and scared. This is our first child and we’re expecting our life to change. As a fighter, I’m definitely more motivated to win back the championship for my family. I want to make sure we have a secured future.”

Sinabi ni Viloria na nahirapan siyang manalo kay Herrera. “I needed the rounds because I hadn’t fought in nearly a year since losing the WBO/WBA titles to (Juan Francisco) Estrada,” aniya. “I knew I hurt Herrera but didn’t really go for a knockout. I felt good at the end of 10 rounds and I think I could’ve gone another 10. I didn’t get tired. I still don’t know whom I’m fighting in Macau but it could be a title fight. I’d really like a rematch with Estrada. I felt I let our first fight slip away. I hear he doesn’t want to fight me again. If it’s not Estrada, I could fight for any other title and there’s talk of a rematch with (Tyson) Marquez.”

Sinabi  ni Viloria na si trainer Freddie Roach at ang kanyang assistant na si Marvin Somodio  ang bahalang magdesis-yon kung saan siya dapat magsanay para sa Macau assignment.

BRIAN VILORIA

CUBAN GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX

ERICA AND I

FREDDIE ROACH

HERRERA

JUAN FRANCISCO

LAS VEGAS

MACAU

SINABI

VILORIA

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