MANILA, Philippines – World flyweight champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria is seeking redemption in his third fight against Mexico’s Omar Niño Romero, which takes place in Pasig City this Sunday.
Viloria said he will be staking more than his WBO title in this bout as he ended up short-handed in his previous meetings with Romero.
"I'm very excited for this fight; it's been long overdue,” Viloria told the Examiner.
"Right now I'm just ready to go, and I can't wait until Sunday."
It was Romero who handed Viloria the first loss of his career by wresting the WBC light flyweight crown in 2006.
A few months later, the two faced in a rematch wherein Viloria lost again.
Romero, however, failed the post fight drug test and this changed the result to "no contest".
"I think the animosity wasn't towards Nino, I think the angered was geared towards myself more, and because I king of short-changed myself. I didn't feel like I performed to the best of what I'm able to do,” said Viloria.
Viloria said that experience and maturity taught him to improve and refine his boxing skills.
"Right now, I think I've matured enough, I've learned enough of my craft and refined my craft a lot more than when I was 24 or 25-years-old,” he said.
“I just need to put the best Brian Viloria out there, and give it 110%, and I should overcome all obstacles such as Omar."