Brian Viloria won and retained his WBO flyweight title on Sunday.
Viloria scored the most significant victory of his 11-year career by stopping former 108-pound champ Giovani Segura in the eighth round in the Ynares Sports Arena.
It is his sweetest victory, the Hawaiian boxer said. It’s more than the (Ulises) Solis fight, more than the (Julio Cesar) Miranda fight, he added.
In spite of his successful fight, Viloria remained respectful of his opponent. He said, his opponent has heavy hands and he understands why he knocked out 24 of his 29 opponents.