Viloria to fight on April 6th in Macau, Estrada a possible opponent

By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria will be back in the ring April 6th in Macau against possible Juan Francisco Estrada. Top Rank likes the idea of the 32-year-old Viloria fighting Estrada next despite the fact that Estrada is coming off of a loss in his last fight against WBA World light flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez last November in a 12 round decision loss.

Estrada isn’t ranked in the top 15, and he was beaten in 2011 by Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr.

Viloria defeated WBA Super World flyweight champion Hernan Marquez last November by a 10th round TKO. The fight was one-sided from the very start with Viloria knocking Marquez down in the 1st, 5th and 10th rounds. Viloria had too much speed and power for Marquez to handle in that fight.

Right now Viloria is fighting a really high level. He’s beaten the following fighters in his last four fights: Marquez, Omar Nino Romero, Giovani Segura and Julio Cesar Miranda. The win over Segura was very impressive because Viloria dominated a fighter that had been wiping out pretty much everyone he’d been facing. Viloria made it look easy.

What’s interesting about this venue is it looks Arum is going to choose to take the fight outside of the Philippines and the United States to have it take place in Macau.

Presumably this is being done for tax purposes, but it’s kind of a strange move because Viloria’s fan base is in the U.S and Philippines. Why is Arum staging the fight Macau instead of where Viloria’s fans are? As far as I know, the Philippines aren’t a high tax country, so it’s odd that Arum is still looking to put the fight in Macau. I wonder if this is a new thing that Arum will be doing for all of his fighters in order to avoid taxes. It works if it’s a pay per view bout or if it’s televised by HBO or Showtime in the U.S and you can avoid taxes.


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