Roman "CHOCOLATITO" Gonzalez vs Brian Viloria WBC flyweight World title original ringside printed copies of judges scorecards and Compubox final punch stats, 17th October 2015, Madison Square Garden, New York.
Judges scorecards and Compubox final punch stats are printed after each event bout and circulated/issued to on-site credited media members.
Gonzalez W TKO 9
*Viloria down in round three
Román Alberto González Luna (June 17, 1987) is an undefeated Nicaraguan who is the current WBC and The Ring Flyweight champion, as well as the former WBA Light Flyweight and WBA Minimumweight champion, respectively. Along with his idol and former mentor, Nicaraguan great Alexis Arguello, he is a three-weight World champion, them being the only two in Nicaragua's history. Gonzalez is currently ranked as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the World in The Ring (magazine) Pound for pound and ESPN boxing listings.
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 Rosas in Tokyo on October 24, 2010 (In this second fight against Francisco Rosas, Chocolatito wins by KO in the second round. He said after his first fight against Francisco Rosas that he had to fight being ill with severe stomach disorders, and that was the reason why he looked so sluggish and tired), 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, and is promoted by Japan's Teiken Promotions.
González has two children and lives in Managua, Nicaragua. He has stated that although he fights for honour and glory, the main reason is to provide for his family. He is a practising Christian and a publicly open supporter of the FSLN political group in Nicaragua.
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.