Filipino-American Junior Flyweight Champion Brian Viloria lost his IBF light flyweight crown to Colombia's Carlos Tamara during their fight at the Cuneta Astrodome in the Philippines Saturday.
ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo reported that Viloria lost after the referee stopped the fight on the 12th round. It was Viloria's second fight in the Philioppines. Last April Viloria fought Mexico's Ulysis Solis and won via 11th round stoppage at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
He defended his title last September in Hawaii against Mexico’s Jesus Iribe and won by unanimous decision. Tamara lost in his first world title shot to WBO flyweight champ Omar Narvaez in 2008.
A familiar name that appears on Tamara’s record is Alejandro Hernandez. This is the same Hernandez that gave Marvin Sonsona fits and a split draw in their bout in Canada last November. Tamara beat Hernandez by unanimous decision in 2007.
Brian Viloria is a Filipino-American professional boxer who was born in Honolulu Hawaii in 1980. He is the former WBC Light Flyweight champion and currently the IBF Junior Flyweight champion until his lost to CarlosTamara of Colombia Saturday.
His nickname "The Hawaiian Punch" was first given to Jesus Salud, another former world champion in boxing.
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal )