“Hawaiian Punch,” forever young Brian Viloria seeks 5th world title
LOS ANGELES — How time flies for flyweight Brian Viloria. The “Hawaiian Punch” captured his first world title 13 years ago, but at 37 years old, the final active member of the 2000 US Olympic team still looks and moves as he did as a first-time champion.
“I’ve had a kid so I thought it’d be opposite,” said Viloria. “It’s all about taking care of yourself whether your fighting or not fighting, I always tell people boxing is a lifestyle. So just staying in shape.”
After a 2015 loss to then pound-for-pound king Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez, Viloria contemplated his future he carried on, and has since won a pair of contests.
He’s now looking for his fifth world championship on February 24th at the LA Forum.
He takes on undefeated Ukrainian Artem Dalakian For the vacant WBA World Flyweight title on the Superfly2 Card, which also features Donnie Nietes.