Viloria gets 10th-round win over Marquez to unify flyweight titles
AFPLOS ANGELES -- Brian Viloria stopped Hernan Marquez in the 10th round Saturday to add Marquez's World Boxing Association flyweight world title to his own World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt.
November 19, 2012, 12:04 am TWN
Filipino-American Viloria knocked down Marquez with a right late in the first round and continued to dominate the early rounds.
Mexico's Marquez came alive in the fifth, unleashing a battery of blows, but Viloria weathered the storm and sent Marquez to the canvas again.
“I knew it looked bad but I wasn't hurt,” Viloria said. “I knew he was going to get tired.”
When Viloria sent Marquez down a third time in the 10th with a left to the head, Marquez's corner threw in the towel and the referee stopped the bout at 1:01 of the round.
“I think my left hook was too fast for him,” said Viloria, who had won the WBO title with a victory over Julio Cesar Miranda in July 2011.
Viloria, coming off a technical knockout victory over Mexico's Omar Romero in the Philippines on May 13, stretched his winning streak to six fights since a defeat to Carlos Tamara in 2010.
He took his record to 32-3 with 19 wins inside the distance, while Marquez fell to 34-3 with 25 knockouts.