Brian Viloria sets himself up for possible World Title fight while Alejandro Perez comes up short.
Brian Viloria gets the job done against Juan Herrera.
On March 29, 2014 at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas four time World Champion flyweight Brian Viloria (33-4, 19 KOs) successfully earned a possible World Title bout in May in Macao, China on the undercard of Nonito Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka.
In a ten round unanimous decision that was scored 98 to 92 by two judges with the final judge scoring 97 to 93, Viloria was the clear winner across the board against journeyman opponent Juan Herrera (9-8, 4 KOs). Mr. Viloria made effective use of his jab to control the fight and ultimately earn the decision against an opponent who while able to land did not have the power to deter or seriously hurt Mr. Viloria. In his usual signature fashion, after being announced as the winner of the contest, Brian “ the Hawaiian Punch” Viloria climbed atop the ropes of the corner of the ring and performed the hula in a nod to his birthplace of Waipahu, Hawaii.
Just a year ago on April 6, 2013 at the self same Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort in Macao, China Mr. Viloria lost his unified WBA and WBO flyweight belts to Juan Francisco Estrada via split decision. Mr. Viloria is currently scheduled to fight once again at the Cotai Arena on May 31, 2014. His opponent is yet to be finalized.
Alejandro Perez comes up short against Juan Carlos Martinez.
On the same card at the Texas Station Casino in the much-anticipated headlining fight, Alejandro Perez (19-4-1, 13 KOs) came up just short of what he needed to ensure a win against a lively and active opponent in Juan Carlos Martinez (20-14-1, 7 KOs).
While Perez went into the match hoping to gain the necessary win to cement a super featherweight World Title shot as a part of the Nonito Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka WBA featherweight title card set for May 31, 2014 at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China, last night simply didn’t prove to be his night versus a very game journeyman in Mr. Martinez.
With a questionable point deduction for a low blow in the 10th and final round not doing Mr. Perez any favors, two judges gave the fight to Martinez with matching scores of 93-96 while the final judge scored the bout 96-93 in favor of Perez, rendering the contest a split decision win for Juan Carlos Martinez.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Alejandro Perez.
March 30th, 2014
Brian Viloria connects with a right cross and a left hook during his unanimous win against Juan Herrera.