By Dennis Principe
WBO #1 flyweight Brian Viloria proved there’s still a lot of energy left in his tank via his latest fight. The same can be said with the former two-time world champion’s left hand which he used in annihilating Thai challenger Liempetch Sor Veerapol Friday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The 29-year-old Viloria had an aggressive start by hitting the Thai with few but powerful left hooks and follow-up rights. Viloria’s timing was a bit off the next couple of action but his few connections, specifically his left hook looked solid.
As Veerapol showed sturdiness while getting hit by left-right combinations to the face, Viloria went to the body which turned out to be an effective strategy.
Viloria floored the Veerapol with a left hook to the breadbasket middle of the fifth round but the Thai showed decent conditioning by recovering from the fall.
Veerapol then regained notable composure as he surprisingly dominated most of the sixth canto by connecting two counter left hooks to Viloria’s jaw and two more lefts to the head under a minute remaining in the 6th.
Viloria however impressively stole the round as he rocked Veerapol with a solid left to the face and a barrage of shots to the head and body.
By the 7th Viloria drops Veerapol twice with body shots, with respected referee Ferdinand Estrella not bothering to administer a count after the second fall as the Thai was already being outclassed.
Official time was 2:09 of the 7th round.
The win raised Viloria’s record to 28-2 with 16 knockouts while Veerapol drops to 19-8-1 with 12 KO’s.
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