Viloria, Donaire may fight in Macau

Posted at 02/05/2014 3:36 PM
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria

While Manny Pacquiao is returning to Las Vegas for his April 12 fight against American Timothy Bradley, two other top Filipino fighters may be headed to Macau for their own bouts.

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria may fight on the same card in Macau this May.

According to Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum, Donaire’s likely opponent is South Africa’s Simpiwe Vetyeka.

The promoter is also working on having a Viloria fight on the same card.

“Hopefully in May, in Macau, and it looks like we’re going to match him with the WBA champion, the one who beat Chris John,” Arum said. “And hopefully, we’ll have Viloria on that show as well in May.”

Arum said they have had three successful events in Macau, especially those showcasing Filipino fighters Pacquiao and Viloria. -- Report from Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News North America.