Viloria, Donaire to defend titles in April


Posted at Jan 23 2013 06:19 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2013 06:39 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino world champions Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria and Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will both defend their titles in back-to-back world championship matches in April, Top Rank confirmed Wednesday.

Viloria, who holds the WBO and WBA flyweight belts, will defend his titles against Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada on April 6 in Macau.

The following Saturday, April 13, Donaire will square off against unbeaten Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux to defend his WBO super bantamweight belts.

The Donaire-Rigondeaux clash will take place in either Las Vegas or New York.

ABS-CBN vice president for sports Peter Musngi confirmed that both the Viloria and Donaire fights will be aired on ABS-CBN and all affiliate stations around the world via The Filipino Channel. – Report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News