Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux middleweight championship unification also featuring Chocolatito Gonzalez vs Brian Viloria WBC flyweight World title official on-site 26 page programme containing 4 rookie cards featuring each of the contestants, plus bout sheet, 17th October 2015, Madison Square Garden, New York.
Golovkin W TKO 8
*Lemieux down once in round five
Gonzalez W TKO 9
*Viloria down in round three
Luis Ortiz vs Matias Ariel Vidondo
Tureano Johnson vs Eamonn O'Kane
Ruslan Madiyev vs Sean Gee
Lamont Roach Jr vs Jose Bustos
Ghislain Maduma vs Maurice Hooker
Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is a Kazakh who competed in the middleweight (75 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he won the silver medal.
Currently undefeated as a professional, he is the reigning WBA and IBO middleweight champion. He holds the highest KO ratio in middleweight championship history with a 90.63% knockout percentage, and is ranked the number seven pound-for-pound boxer by Ring Magazine. Golovkin has never been knocked down or knocked out in over 375 fights, both as a professional and amateur. He was named the 2013 "Fighter of the Year" by the readers of The Ring magazine. Golovkin holds notable victories over former World champions Kassim Ouma and Daniel Geale.
Gennady Golovkin was born on April 8, 1982, in Karagandy, Kazakhstan as one of four brothers to a Russian father who was a coal miner, and a Korean mother who was an assistant in a chemical laboratory. His older brothers, Sergey and Vadim, had pushed him into the ring. When he was eight, both of them joined the Soviet army.
In 1990, Gennady's brother Vadim was killed in action. In 1994, Sergey was also killed in action. There were no details given by the government officials and there was no funeral for either. Both brothers were lost before Gennady had turned 14. Golovkin however pressed on and used the family tragedy as motivation to continue fighting.
“It was very tough, very tough. My family, it really tore us up.”
Golovkin had been throwing big punches all his life. Growing up, Sergey and Vadim would walk the streets with Golovkin and pick men out of a crowd. Are you afraid of him, they would ask Gennady. When he said no, they told him to go get into a fight. Sometimes they wrestled, sometimes they boxed, sometimes they just threw punches.
"My brothers, they were doing that from when I was in kindergarten," Golovkin said. "Every day, different guys."
He was a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program since November 2002.
At the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok, he won the gold medal beating future two-time champion Matvey Korobov (RUS) 19:10, Andy Lee (29:9), Lucian Bute (stoppage), Yordanis Despaigne in the semifinals (29:26) and Oleg Mahskin in the finals.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics he beat Ramadan Yasser Abdelghafar 31 - 20 and Andre Dirrell 23 - 18, lost to the Russian Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov 18 -28 and won the silver medal. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he defeated home fighter Christopher Camat.
At the World championships 2005 he sensationally lost to Mohamed Hikal. He finished his amateur career with an outstanding record of 345-5.
*2000 won the Junior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary as a Light Welterweight. Results were:
*Defeated Hao Yen Kuo (Chinese Taipei) RSC-3
*Defeated Alexander Renz (Germany) PTS (26-7)
*Defeated Benjamin Kalinovic (Croatia) PTS (21-10)
*Defeated Evgeni Putilov (Russia) PTS (24-10)
*Defeated Maikel Perez (Cuba) PTS (30-17)
*2002 won the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea as a Light Middleweight. Results were:
*Defeated Abdullah Shekib (Afghanistan) AB-1
*Defeated Nagimeldin Adam (Qatar) RSCO-1
*Defeated Song In Joon (South Korea) PTS (18-12)
*Defeated Suriya Prasathinpimai (Thailand) RSCO-3
*2003 won the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand as a Middleweight. Results were:
*Defeated Matvey Korobov (Russia) PTS (19-10)
*Defeated Andy Lee (Ireland) PTS (29-9)
*Defeated Lucian Bute (Romania) KO-4
*Defeated Yordanis Despaigne (Cuba) PTS (29-26)
*Defeated Oleg Mashkin (Ukraine) RSCI-2
*2004 Middleweight Olympic Silver Medalist as a member of the Kazakhstani Olympic Team. His results were:
*Defeated Ali Ahmed Khan (Pakistan) 31-10
*Defeated Ramadan Yasser (Egypt) 31-20
*Defeated Andre Dirrell (USA) 23-18
*Lost to Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov (Russia) 18-28
Contracted To Universum
After ending his amateur career in 2005 Golovkin would sign a professional deal with the then massive Universum Box-Promotion (UBP) and made his professional debut in May 2006. By the end of 2008 Golovkin's record stood at an excellent 14-0 (11) and whilst his best win was over Ian Gardner it was obvious that he had the talent to reach the top as long he was let off the proverbial leash.
Unfortunately under Universum that didn't seem likely to happen any time soon and Golovkin was given 4 more relatively easy bouts in 2009. In 2010 Universum started to run in to financial issues after having been dropped by German television channel ZDF. This caused a number of issues for Golovkin who was effectively unable to fight in Germany, and contract disputes between the two parties got complicated.
Golovkin terminated his contract with Universum in January 2010, stating in an interview "The reason for this decision is that I've always been placed behind Felix Sturm and Sebastian Zbik by Universum.
Our demands to fight against Felix Sturm or Sabastian Zbik have been always rejected on absurd grounds. Universum had no real plan or concept for me, they did not even try to bring my career forward. They would rather try to prevent me from winning a title as long as Sturm and Zbik are champions. Further more, bouts against well-known and interesting opponents were held out in prospect, but nothing happened. This situation was not acceptable. It was time to move forward."
Signing With K2 And Training With Abel Sanchez
Golovkin was determined to become a Worldwide name, dreaming of following in the Klitschko brothers’ footsteps by fighting in Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. He signed with K2 and went into training in Big Bear, Calif., with Abel Sanchez, the veteran trainer behind a Hall of Famer Terry Norris and many other top talents. Sanchez was stunned by and impressed with Golovkin’s talent and attitude from their first meeting. He has since then worked to add Mexican-style aggression to Golovkin’s Kazakh-style amateur discipline, thereby producing a formidable hybrid champion. “I have a chalkboard in the gym, and I wrote Ali’s name, Floyd Mayweather’s name and his name,” Sanchez said. “I told him, `You could be right there.’ He was all sheepish, but once I felt his hands, and I saw how smart he was in the ring and how he caught on... sheesh. He’s going to be the most-avoided fighter in boxing, or he’s going to get the chance he deserves.”
Winning The WBA Middleweight Title
On August 14, 2010, Gennady Golovkin got his 1st major middleweight title. He won the vacant WBA Interim Middleweight Title, defeating Milton Nunez by 1st-round KO in Panama City, Panama. He was later promoted to the status of WBA Regular Champion after the current champion at the time Felix Sturm was promoted to Super Champion by the WBA.
In December 2010, he made his first successful WBA title defence by defeating Colombia's Nilson Julio Tapia via KO in the 3rd round. In Golovkin's first fight of 2011, he defended his belt against former IBF Light Middleweight champion Kassim Ouma, defeating him in the 10th round by TKO.
Dual Champion - Winning The IBO Middleweight Title
In December 2011, Golovkin fought against 2-time World title challenger Lajuan Simon for the vacant IBO Middleweight Title. Simon had never been stopped before and Golovkin floored him with a left hook in the first round which he was unable to get up from, winning his 2nd World Title in the process.
Defending The WBA And IBO Belts
Golovkin successfully defended his WBA title for the 4th time and IBO title for the 1st when he took on and defeated Japan's Makoto Fuchigami, earning a TKO victory in the 3rd round. Both of these fights were broadcast on Box Nation, exposing Golovkin to English viewers who were impressed with his performances.
HBO Debut And Fighting In America
Golovkin vs Proksa
Golovkin put on an impressive performance in his American debut on HBO by battering, at the time, The Ring's #10 Rated Middleweight Grzegorz Proksa(28-1 21 KO) until a stoppage was called in the fifth round, becoming the first one to TKO or KO him. In October when Super WBA Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale signed to fight Anthony Mundine in a rematch, the WBA stripped Geale of the title and named Golovkin the sole WBA champion at middleweight.
Golovkin vs Rosado
Golovkin followed up his Proksa win with a TKO victory over The Ring's #9 Rated Jr. Middleweight Gabriel Rosado(21-5 13 KO) on the HBO Salido-Garcia card in the co-main event. The fight was halted when Rosado’s corner threw in the towel to save Rosado, who was battered and bleeding heavily from his nose and left eye.
Golovkin vs Ishida
On 30 March 2013 Golovkin became the first person to knock out former WBA interim super welterweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida(24-8-2 9 KO), finishing him in the third round with a vicious overhand right.
Golovkin vs Macklin
On June 30, 2013 Golovkin successfully defended his titles against Matthew Macklin(29-4 20 KO). Many people felt that this fight would be the toughest of Golovkin's career, against a 2-time World title challenger and Ring Magazine's #5 rated middleweight to retain his IBO and WBA belts, but as it turned out the powerful boxer had absolutely no trouble dispatching of Matthew Macklin. From the opening bell, Golovkin was the more aggressive fighter, landing more punches and with significantly greater power. In round 3, Golovkin closed the show with a picture perfect left hook to the body. Golovkin set it up perfectly, trapping Macklin against the ropes, creating the opening with an uppercut, then blasting the body with a hook to the liver. The tough Macklin went down hard and didn't even come close to making it back to his feet.Golovkin's victory over Macklin, earned him a spot as one of the very best in the division.
Golovkin vs Stevens
On November 2, 2013, he successfully defended his titles against The Ring's #9 Rated Middleweight Curtis Stevens(25-3 18 KO) via an eighth-round technical knockout, methodically breaking down the latter with many ferocious punches to the head and body. Stevens went down hard in the 2nd from two left hooks to the head, and after watching their fighter absorb enormous punishment Stevens’ corner called for a halt in the 8th. The event captured huge interest around the World, with it being broadcast in more than 100 countries Worldwide, including SKY in the United Kingdom, Channel 1 in Russia and Polsat TV in Poland. The win was Golovkin's 15th straight stoppage victory and further cemented his status as one of the greatest finishers in the middleweight division.
Golovkin's camp made a request for Golovkin to become WBA (Super) Middleweight champion in December 2013, but this was refused by the WBA due to the fact that Golovkin was already granted special permission for a fight prior to his mandatory commitment.
Golovkin vs Adama
Golovkin's tenth title defence took place in Monte Carlo on February 1, 2014 against former title challenger Osumanu Adama (22-3 16KO), which he won by seventh round stoppage. At the end of the 1st round, Golovkin dropped Adama with a solid jab and right hand. Golovkin went on to drop Adama again in the 6th by landing two sharp left hooks to his head, and then again in the 7th with a hard jab. Golovkin then nailed Adama with a left hook to the jaw, sending Adama staggering and forcing the referee to stop the bout.
The WBA (Super) Middleweight Title
On June 3, 2014 the World Boxing Association has officially elevated middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (who at the time has ten successful title defences since August 14, 2010) to the status of WBA (Super) Champion. Golovkin was also granted a special permission from the WBA to defend his title against Daniel Geale on HBO July 26. Golovkin had been previously ordered to face #2 Jarrod Fletcher.
Golovkin vs Geale
On July 26, 2014, Golovkin defended his title for the 11th time, defeating The Rings #2 Rated Middleweight Daniel Geale via a third round stoppage. Golovkin dropped Geale in the second round. A right hand in the third sent Geale down again from which he never recovered completely. A staggering Geale prompted a swift stoppage from referee Michael Ortega. Geale's defeat started from a stiff Golovkin Jab, according to GGG's trainer Abel Sanchez. The accuracy of punches by both fighters were at the 29% mark by Compubox, but the effectiveness of those that connected resulted in a noteworthy win for Golovkin in his record.
Golovkin vs Rubio
On October 18, 2014, Golovkin defended his title in a championship unification bout against interim WBC Middleweight Champion Marco Antonio Rubio. The fight took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on HBO. Rubio was knocked out in the 2nd round from an overhand left. In the post fight interview Golovkin called out Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
Golovkin vs Murray
On February 21, 2015, Golovkin defended his middleweight titles against British fighter Martin Murray in Monte Carlo, returning to the site after a pair of recent wins over Nobuhiro Ishida and Osumanu Adama. Martin Murray started the fight off well defensively, but by the fourth round Golovkin began to heat up and started finding Murray consistently, eventually knocking him down twice in round 4. Golovkin then found it much easier to land his punches on Murray in the middle-rounds, although Murray's chin withstood a lot of Golovkin punches in those middle-rounds, he eventually went down again in round 10 after sustaining a lot of punishment.
Murray came out for round 11 and therefore had lasted longer in the ring with Golovkin than any other of his opponents so far, although Murray came out with a bloodied countenance and Golovkin continued to connect with shots, the referee stopped the bout as he felt Murray was not fighting back effectively and had taken too many punches.
Golovkin's victory over Murray was his 13th consecutive successful title defence, placing him third all-time in consecutive middleweight title defences behind Bernard Hopkins (20) and Carlos Monzón (14).
Golovkin vs Monroe
On May 16, 2015, Golovkin faced Willie Monroe Jr a middleweight prospect who had just come off a dominating victory over Brian Vera. Monroe put on a spirited effort, tagging Golovkin frequently with southpaw left hands, but the champion appeared unfazed and was relentless in his pursuit of the slick contender. Golovkin would drop Monroe three times in the bout; twice in the second round and once in the sixth round. When the referee asked Monroe if he wished to continue after the third knockdown, the visibly exhausted and battered Monroe shook his head.
Golovkin vs Lemieux
Golovkin defeated David Lemieux via eighth round knockout on October 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden to unify his WBA (Super), IBO, and WBC Interim Middleweight titles with Lemieux's IBF title. With this 21st consecutive knockout victory, Golovkin passed Monzón for most consecutive middleweight title defences with 15.
When not training at Big Bear, California, Golovkin lived in Germany, where he moved to in 2006. He and his wife Alina have a son named Vadim, who is in primary school. Golovkin speaks four languages: Kazakh, German, Russian and English. He has a fraternal twin brother named Maxim, who was also a talented amateur boxer and joined Gennady's camp and team in 2012. At the end of 2014 Gennady moved with his family to Los Angeles.
David Lemieux (born December 22, 1988) is a Canadian former IBF middleweight champion.
Beginnings And Personal Life
Lemieux was born in Montreal, Quebec on the 22nd of December 1988 to a French father and Armenian mother, Aznive Khavloudjian. The couple divorced after having one son, the 2-year senior to David. David on the other hand was born after the departure of his father and he claims he has never seen his biological father.
His mother remarried to an Armenian, Garo Melekian who adopted the two children and became a mentor to David. Lemieux is a resident of Cartierville, a Montreal suburb, and studied at the local Saint-François-de-Laval school, but did not excel in classes spending most of time on the streets. He was eventually expelled from the school for street fights. Encouraged by his adoptive father to focus, he started training in Ring 83 located in Ahuntsic with the encouragement and guidance of Baha Lahham, a successful Lebanese Canadian boxer, who is also a neighbour of Lemieux.
Lemieux has a son, Léon from a previous relationship, the mother later left to Moscow. A second child; a daughter, was born through another relationship. Lemieux speaks five languages: French, English, Armenian, Arabic and Spanish.
Lemieux was managed for many years by Group Yvon Michel (GYM). Starting January 2015 he was managed by Camille Estephan, a Lebanese Canadian entrepreneur and promoter and owner of Eye of the Tiger Management (EOTTM).
Amateur Boxing Career
Lemieux began boxing at the age of nine. He won the Canadian Amateur Championship three times.
Lemieux is currently trained by Mark Ramsay. Previously, he was trained by Russ Anber and was featured with Anber in DVD tutorial series Title Boxing as a teenager. He also featured with Anber in the Rival Box tips series.
Lemieux was never interested in making a bid to join the Canadian Olympic boxing team which was woefully under-supported in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. Instead, he and Russ Anber viewed the Olympic program as a dead-end which would have him competing against boxers with vastly more experience while limiting his training prospects in ways detrimental to a fighter with professional aspirations.
Professional Boxing Career
Although Lemieux planned to turn pro at 17, he was required to wait until he turned 18 because of Canadian Boxing Federation rules. Quebec-based promotion company Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) was quick to sign him to a multi-fight contract, pitting him against opponents in four-round bouts that quickly became crowd favourites in Montreal. Lemieux is now a proven commodity, fighting televised six-rounders on ESPN's Friday Night Fights and filling out the undercard during several championship events.
On April 8, 2011 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Lemieux was featured in the main event of ESPN's Friday Night Fights. His opponent was Marco Antonio Rubio, who came to the fight with a record of 49-5-1 (43 KOs). Lemieux was favoured to win in his hometown against the Mexican veteran. During the first five rounds, Lemieux dominated Rubio by landing hard power punches to his guard. Rubio came to life in round six and began to land hard punches as Lemieux tired. In the seventh round, Rubio knocked down Lemieux with a right hook to the head. Lemieux got up, but Rubio continued where he left off and threw more punches at him. With only seconds left in round seven, Lemieux's corner had seen enough and threw in the towel to stop the fight. After the fight Anber said that Lemieux still has a lot to work and improve on if he wants to reach the top level.
In a huge upset, former World champion Joachim Alcine defeated Lemieux at the Bell Centre in Montreal, on December 10, 2011. Lemieux was quoted as a 5 to 1 favourite by the wagertrackers. The fight was declared a majority decision over 12 rounds, with scores of 116-112 by two judges and an even scoring of 114-114 by the third one. Alcine was awarded the WBC International Middleweight title. Most ringside observers thought Alcine won the fight.
Since the Alcine fight, Lemieux fought six straight bouts against opponents of mostly middling relevance, before facing Fernando Guerrero, a former light middleweight and middleweight contender who had only a year prior fought WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin to a sixth round loss. Lemieux dominated Guerrero, repeatedly dropping him before finishing him off in the third round with a brutal right uppercut. His next bout would be against middleweight fringe contender Gabriel Rosado. Lemieux similarly dominated Rosado, dropping him in the third and pounding away at his mostly outmatched foe until the referee stopped the bout in the tenth due to swelling and cuts surrounding Rosado's eyes
On June 20 2015, Lemieux fought Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam for the vacant IBF Middleweight Championship, again in Montreal. Lemieux scored four knockdowns en route to a victory by unanimous decision, setting up a showdown in October with currently unbeaten Gennady Golovkin, considered to be the best middleweight fighter in the World in 2015.
Golovkin vs Lemieux
Golovkin defeated David Lemieux via eighth round knockout on October 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden to unify his WBA (Super), IBO, and WBC Interim Middleweight titles with Lemieux's IBF title.
Román Alberto González Luna (June 17, 1987) is an undefeated Nicaraguan who is the current WBC and The Ring Flyweight champion, as well as a former WBA Light Flyweight and WBA Minimumweight champion, respectively. Along with Nicaraguan great Alexis Arguello, he is a three-weight World champion. Gonzalez is currently ranked 2nd in The Ring (magazine) Pound for pound listings, behind only Floyd Mayweather.
Dubbed "El Chocolatito", he turned pro in the Minimumweight/Light Flyweight divisions in 2005.
He challenged the WBA World minimumweight champion Yutaka Niida in Yokohama, Japan and scored a technical knockout to win the title in 58 seconds of the fourth round on September 15, 2008.
After winning the WBA title, González made his debut as flyweight on December 13, 2008 where he stopped Miguel Tellez in the 3rd of a 10-round bout. He went back to minimumweight on February 28, 2009 to defend his World crown against Francisco Rosas which he won by majority decision.
González won his second title defence on July 14, 2009 by unanimous decision over Katsunari Takayama. After vacating his minimumweight title, he won the vacant WBA Interim Light Flyweight Title against Francisco Rojas in Tokyo on October 24, 2010, and was promoted to full champion in February 2011. He was victorious over Mexican boxers, Manuel Vargas and Omar Salado, respectively in March and July, both in Mexico, he retained the title.
In his third defence at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2011, González knocked out Omar Soto with his right straight, left uppercut combinations 36 seconds of the 2nd round.
On March 17, 2012 Roman faced Manuel Jimenez at Sinaloa, Mexico, defeating Jimenez via 1st round KO.
On April 28, 2012 Roman defended his WBA World light flyweight title against Ramon Garcia Hirales at Pomona, California. The fight ended as the count was waived by referee Raul Caiz Jr, after Garcia was knocked down twice in the 4th round.
On May 25, Gonzalez stopped Ronald Barrera in five rounds at Polideportivo España, Managua, Nicaragua.
On 17 November 12, 2012, Gonzalez defeated Juan Francisco Estrada at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in an entertaining unanimous decision.
On September 21, 2013 he defeated Francisco Rodríguez, Jr. by TKO in the 7th round. He then defeated Oscar Blanquet, Juan Kantun and Juan Purisima, taking his professional record to 39-0.
González defeated Akira Yaegashi via ninth-round TKO on September 5, 2014 to win the WBC and The Ring Flyweight titles, becoming a boxing triple champion. González retained the titles against Rocky Fuentes on November 22, 2014 via sixth-round TKO.
Gonzalez defeated Mexico's Edgar Sosa at The Forum (Inglewood, California) on HBO World Championship Boxing via a 2nd round TKO.
González is managed by Carlos Blandon Vidaurre of Blandon y Asociados, www.blandonyasociados.com and is promoted by Japan's Teiken Promotions.
González has two children and lives in Managua, Nicaragua . He is a practising Christian.
Brian Viloria (born November 24, 1980 in Waipahu, Hawaii) is an American of Filipino descent. He is a former WBA and WBO unified Flyweight champion, as well as a former WBC and IBF Light Flyweight champion. His nickname "The Hawaiian Punch" was first given to him by Jesus Salud, another former World champion in boxing.
His nickname "The Hawaiian Punch" probably comes from Jesus Salud, another former World champion in boxing.
In 1999, he won the US championships, the national Golden Gloves and the World title as an amateur at the 1999 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Houston, Texas but lost early at the Sydney Olympics 2000 against Brahim Asloum, who he had beaten in the 1999 World Championships in Houston, Texas. His overall record was 230-8.
Viloria bested both Glenn Donaire in the semi-finals and future World champion Nonito Donaire in the finals of the 2000 US Olympic Trials.
* 1995 National Junior Olympics Gold Medallist at 100 lbs.
* 1996 National Junior Olympics Gold Medallist at 106 lbs.
* 1996 World Junior Olympics Gold Medallist at 106 lbs.
* 1997 National Junior Olympics Bronze Medallist at 112 lbs.
* 1998 National Amateur Championships Bronze Medallist at 106 lbs.
* 1999 National Amateur Championships Gold Medallist at 106lbs.
* 1999 National Golden Gloves Light Flyweight Gold Medallist
* 1999 World Amateur Championships Gold Medallist
* 1999 USA Boxer of The Year
* Member of the 2000 US Olympic Team. His results were:
* Defeated Sergey Kazakov (Russia) 8-6
* Lost to Brahim Asloum (France) 4-6
On September 10, 2005, he dropped down to light flyweight and won the WBC title by knocking out Eric Ortiz in the first round with a powerful right.
He defended it once successfully in 2006 and was undefeated in 20 bouts (1 was a no-contest). Viloria's unbeaten streak ended when Mexican Omar Niño Romero won by decision.
In a rematch held on November 18, 2006 at Las Vegas, Nevada, Romero held onto his title with a controversial majority draw decision, with Viloria knocking down Niño twice. Following the fight, Niño was stripped of his title when he failed a post fight drug test being tested positive for methamphetamines and the second match between them was declared a no-contest.
On April 14, 2007, he fought Edgar Sosa for the vacant WBC title but lost a decision. Viloria then decided to move up to the super flyweight division and began training under former champion, Roberto Garcia, at La Colonia Gym in Oxnard, California.
Brian Viloria (20-2) won a unanimous decision against Jose Garcia Bernal (26-11-1) in his debut at the super flyweight division at the Alameda Swap Meet in Los Angeles, California on January 5, 2008. Viloria knocked Bernal down in the 8th (final) round. All 3 judges scored 78-72 for Viloria.
Viloria followed that win by scoring four more victories (Cesar Lopez by Unanimous Decision, Fred Heberto Valdez by a 3rd round KO, Juan Javier Lagos by Unanimous Decision, and Benjamin Garcia by 2nd round KO).
On April 19, 2009, Viloria moved back down to junior flyweight to challenge Mexican Ulises "Archie" Solis for the IBF Junior Flyweight title, putting in what perhaps is the best performance of his career. Pressured by a fading career due to his past losses in big fights, Viloria defeated Solis, whom at the time of the fight was rated the #1 Jr Flyweight by the Ring Magazine in the 11th round with a vicious right to the jaw. The official bout stoppage was a KO 2:56 into the 11th round. The fight was held at Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines, site of Thrilla in Manila, as the co-main event of the Donaire-Martinez fight. Along with the win, Viloria snapped Solis' 11-fight unbeaten streak, 8 of which were title defences while extending his win streak to 6.
Viloria won his first defence of his IBF light flyweight title on August 29, 2009 by unanimous decision against Jesus Iribe.
For his second defence, Viloria fought Carlos Tamara of Colombia on January 23, 2010. Though leading in points, the referee called a halt to the bout in Tamara's favour as Viloria was close to passing out in the twelfth round. Thus ended Viloria's title reign. Moments following the bout, Viloria passed out due to extreme exhaustion.
Return To Flyweight
In his next fight, Brian Viloria returned to the flyweight division. He fought Mexico's Omar Soto on July 10, 2010 in the Philippines, at the Yñares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila.
WBO World Flyweight Defences
On December 10, 2011. Brian Viloria knocked down Giovani Segura in 8th Round TKO. After his fight against Segura, he fought Omar Niño Romero on May 13, 2012 in Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Philippines. In the 9th round, he caught Romero with face and body powerful punches forcing referee Michael Ortega to stop the fight. He retains again his WBO Flyweight title.
Viloria challenged Hernan Marquez on November 17, 2012 in a flyweight unification match, staking his WBO title and the latter's WBA crown. He went on to stop his opponent in 10 rounds, thus becoming the first flyweight unified World champion since 1965. Viloria then lost to Estrada via split decision.
Outside The Ring
On September 6, 2009, Viloria, who was in attendance at the World Cup of Pool, was chosen to perform the ceremonial break shot before the start of the final match.
Because he never played pocket billiards before, Viloria miscued on his first attempt but finally achieved the shot on his second.