WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over arch nemesis Omar Nino Romero (31-5-2, 13 KOs) on Sunday at the Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was both revenge and redemption for Viloria, who had stated this bout is personal after going 0-1-1 in two previous bouts with Romero. Viloria rocked Romero in round four and continued the assault in round five. Romero was deducted a point for a low blow in round five. Viloria staggered Romero in round nine and Romero’s corner jumped into the ring just as referee Michael Ortega waved it off. Time was 2:07.
In a clash of former world champions, Rodel Mayol (31-5-2, 22 KOs) hammered out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (37-7-1, 29 KOs). Mayol dropped Miranda with a left hook in round one. Mayol dropped Miranda again in round two with a barrage of punches. Another knockdown in the fifth as Mayol battered Miranda on the ropes. Miranda was game for the full ten, but the result was never in doubt. Scores were 100-87, 99-90, 97-91. Both fighters weighed 114.
WBO Oriental bantamweight titleholder Gabutan D. Singwancha (18-1-2, 8 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over Dado Cabintoy (9-3-2, 4 KOs) to retain his belt.
In a twelve rounder for the vacant WBO interim ASPAC bantamweight championship, Robert Udtuhan (17-1-2, 13 KOs) and Alvin Makoling (9-4-2, 2 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw. Both fighters visited the canvas in a very close fight.