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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Roman Gonzalez stops Brian Viloria in Round 9

 Oct 16, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Roman Gonzalez (blue trunks) and Brian Viloria (white trunks) during their 12 round WBC flyweight championship bout at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/K2 Promotions[/caption]

Roman Gonzalez made a spectacular and tremendous showing worth of a pound-for-pound king.

Still undefeated, Gonzalez stopped former world champion Brian Viloria to defend his flyweight title moments ago at the Madison Square Garden.

In the first round, Viloria was red-hot throwing punches to the Nicaraguan champion. It seemed that the game plan was to get in their first as Gonzalez's notably a slow starter. Viloria clearly won the first round. I think that was the only round he won throughout the course of the fight. Every punch Viloria landed made Gonzalez's engine warming up.

In the second round, Gonzalez's pistons start pumping up. Although it was still a competitive fight, Chocolatito's precise shots got him the second round.

In the third, Gonzalez landed a crisp right hook to the left chin of Viloria that forced the Filipino-American to touch his right glove to the canvas -- that was a knockdown!

The succeeding rounds were all Gonzalez. His precise combination of punching composed of uppercuts, left and right hooks landed to the head of Viloria caused the damage. Viloria will end up mostly on the defensive end hence limiting his own offense.

In Round 9, Viloria hurt Gonzalez with a body shot. The body shot momentarily stopped Gonzalez from throwing punches.

But Viloria was not able to capitalize the moment, who was also trying to recuperate from the series of blows he received from Gonzalez.

The reigning champion came back with series of unanswered shots that sent Viloria to the ropes.

Gonzalez unleashed other combinations to the head that forced referee Benjy Esteves Jr. to halt the fight.

The Official time of the stoppage was 2:53 in Round 9.

Donnie Nietes successfully defended his light flyweight crown at the StubHub Center in California.

We might be seeing a possible sizzling Gonzalez-Nietes showdown!

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