Viloria and Calderon to fight their own little tournament
By Peter Wells: International Boxing Federation light flyweight champion Brian Viloria and World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Ivan Calderon are set to fight each other twice this year in there own little tournament. This is a fight that had to happen, the two top little guys fighting it out. But there has been a little extra added. The first fight will take place in Viloria’s hometown of Hawaii, and then the second will head to Ivan’s home land in Puerto Rico. The dates have not been set just yet, but Viloria has to defend his title next weekend before the date can be set.
These two little fighters can both entertain, Calderon is 33-0-1 with just 6 knockouts, and has been suffering from a nasty cut in his last 3 fights all ending early. The first was against Hugo Fidel Cazares in a rematch which was stopped in round 7 with Calderon just ahead. Calderon suffered a horrible laceration on his forehead in the shape of a star. The cut opened again in his next fight with Rodel Mayol which was given a draw and then in his last fight against Rodel Mayol which this time he was winning.
Viloria is 26-2 with 15 knockouts and defeated Ulises Solis last April and won the IBF Light Flyweight title by 11th round TKO. It was a great shot and would like to land one on the chin of Calderon who has been down twice before. Viloria hasn’t been down yet, but has been shaken and is probably the underdog in the first encounter.
The only way this can go wrong is if the fighter who loses the first fight gets that badly beaten they are never going to be good again and will once again be destroyed. But it’s the same as the Super Six, you’ve got to realise this is against the best fighter and you aren’t gonna win them all.