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Friday, April 5, 2013

Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria vs. Juan Estrada: Can Viloria win it in Macau?

Transnational Boxing Ranking Board (TBRB) number 10 pound-for-pound boxer Brian "Hawaiian Punch'' Viloria 32-3 (KO 19) will defend his WBO and WBA flyweight title against Juan Francisco Estrada in Cotai Arena, Macau, China on Saturday night.

I can not watch this fight on Saturday evening because I will be traveling to Manila for a vacation from Kuwait. But before I finally pack my things tonight, I will give my prediction of this fight.

I pick Viloria to win this fight via knock out in the middle rounds. Viloria at 32 has become better and stronger in his previous last six wins and knock out four of them--Veerapol, Segura, Romero and Marquez.

After his three losses many believed that Viloria is done in boxing. I have also that same feeling. Vilorias' losses except that lone KO was by a decision. It is a fight wherein I thought he could win if he had the proper conditioning.

Viloria look so tired, breathing from his mouth and with his hands low. Those two losses could have been salvaged if he was able work more in the championship rounds.

However, after his last loss against Carlos Tamara, three years back, Viloria came back strong, sweeping six opponents.

Juan Francisco Estrada at 22 years old (10 years younger than Viloria) is coming from a 12-round UD loss against Roman Gonzalez in November last year. It seems that Estrada has problem also going into the distance. He is not used to finish 12-rounds and win a decision. Most of his wins are TKO/KO.

Estradas' 75% KO percentage is a testament that he is a very good knockout puncher. And he has a punchers luck against Viloria who also loves to trade punches.

Nevertheless, I picked Viloria to win because of his experience coupled with his decent power. I think Viloria could systematically break down Estrada and finally release that power shot that will turn the lights off.

I may not be able to add the predictions of my favorite boxing sites and writers because as I mention above, I am going to prepare my baggage for a vacation in Manila. I will post my fight results once I get there and probably watch a replay there.

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