October 17, 2015 Brian Viloria vs Roman Gonzalez Full Fight Replay at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA for the WBC World flyweight title
Fight Highlights: Viloria down in round three
Brian Viloria vs Roman Gonzalez HBO Coverage
Brian Viloria vs Roman Gonzalez Weigh In Results:
Brian Viloria 111.4 lbs
Roman Gonzalez 111.4 lbs
17th October, Saturday night boxing brings together two fighters from the lowest weight classes featuring Roman Gonzalez vs. Brian Viloria. This fight has brought about an unusual hype receiving a rare type of showcase in the United States for fighters in the 112-pound weight class. However, this fight has been hailed as the best little big fight since Michael Carbajal vs. Humberto Gonzalez in 1993. In their combined 79 wins,
59 of them have ended in knock outs explaining the high hype attached to this fight.
Roman Gonzalez comes to the ring with high hype and in high spirits after taking Floyd Mayweather’s spot as the ring’s pound-for-pound best fighter. He faces former two-division champion Brian Viloria. This fight puts Gonzalez’s RING/WBC flyweight championship on the line together with his impressive unbeaten record. However, there is a very high expectation of a surprise in Viloria who could steal the show on Saturday.
This fight deserves the hype it’s getting with Gonzalez having the upper hand. He is offensively explosive and technically brilliant. In addition, the 28-year-old from Managua has more experience and is one of the best fighters in the division. Since winning the WBA strawweight title in 2008, Gonzalez had been one of boxing’s best kept secret. Since then, he has gone ahead to win titles at junior flyweight and flyweight. He had a great start to life in the HBO World Championship Boxing winning his first fight against Edgar Sosa in just two rounds. He has knocked out more opponents than Viloria so far managing 37 out of the 43 opponents he has faced and losing to none. In his last 15 fights, only Francisco Estrada lasted the 12-round distance with him.
Brian Viloria on the other hand has won 36 and lost 4 fights, 22 of those wins being knockouts. The 34-year-old Filipino-American from Waipahu took the spotlight when he defeated Hernan Marquez to become the first boxer to unify the flyweight titles since 1965. Since losing a split decision to Estrada, Viloria has won 4 fights straight. He believes that Gonzalez has not faced an opponent who is a bit faster and hits as hard as he does.
This is a great fight that features experience versus skills with Viloria having more experience in big fights versus Gonzalez who is a better fighter in terms of skills and technical brilliance. It will be a good measuring platform of Gonzalez future dominance in the ring. If Gonzalez defeats Viloria through a knock out, then he will have announced his supremacy and his future dominance in the sport.