WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria scored a 10th round TKO against the durable Hernan "Tyson" Marquez Saturday night at the L.A. Sports Arena to unify the WBO and WBA flyweight titles
Viloria started the fight as the aggressor and caught Marquez with a power shot which knock down the Mexican toward the end of the first round. But Marquez beat the count by the referee and was later saved by the bell.
For most part of the fight, Viloria was leading on points but Marquez initiated a sustained attack in the 5th round which rattled Viloria who looked visibly hurt. Viloria held on and as he recovered he floored Marquez again for the second time.
The fight came to an end in the 10th round when Viloria caught Marquez with a power left hook after a flurry of power punches where thrown by Marquez which found their targets as the former Olympian was struggling with his defenses.
The fight was stopped by the referee after Marquez' trainer waved the white towel in surrender and to protect his fighter from further punishment.Read more:
“I think my left hook was too fast for him,” said Viloria after the fight.
The Filipino-American boxing sensation is coming off a TKO victory over Mexican Omar Nino Romero at the Ynares Center in the Philippines last May 13 and is on his five-fight winning streak since losing to Carlos Tamara in 2010.
Viloria, 31, who has successfully defended his WBO flyweight title for the fourth time, has a professional career record of 31 wins with three losses.Read more.
Viloria's win made him the first boxer to unify the WBO and WBA flyweight titles in more than fighty years.