Viloria eager to beat Mexico's Romero

Posted at 05/12/12 10:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines –Three-time world champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria is all set for his WBO flyweight title defense against his Mexican nemesis Omar Nino Romero on Sunday.

Both fighters easily made the 112-pound limit during the weigh-in ceremony on Saturday.

"I'm ready to rock & roll, I'm ready to get this job done. I'm ready to get this win," said Viloria on Examiner.com after the weigh-in.

Viloria is out to vindicate his losses to Romero, who flew in to the Philippines to challenge the Hawaiian Punch.

Romero handed Viloria the first loss of his career by wresting the WBC light flyweight crown in 2006.

A few months later, the two faced in a rematch wherein Viloria lost again.

Romero, however, failed the post-fight drug test and this changed the result to a "no contest."

But Viloria was able to mount a successful comeback and eventually won the WBO flyweight crown.

"I feel so happy to be here in the Philippines. I feel in great shape. My training in Mexico was great and I am ready defeat Viloria again," said Romero on PhilBoxing.com.

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