Brian Viloria Loses To Juan Francisco Estrada Via Split Decision

Brian Viloria failed to defend and retain his WBO and WBA Flyweight belt, Saturday night (April 06, 2013) at his match-up with Juan Francisco Estrada at the "Fist of Gold" boxing event held in Macau.

The Hawaiian Punch loses his belt or crown via a heartbreaking split decision loss after 12 rounds of boxing. Two judges scored it 116-111 and 117-111 for Estrada. The other remaining judge scored 115-113 for Brian Viloria.

Brian Viloria Juan Francisco Estrada Macau Fight
Mexico's Juan Francisco Estrada (L) fights against Brian Viloria of the U.S. during their WBO/WBA World Flyweight Title match at Cotai Arena, inside Venetian Macao in Macau April 6, 2013. Photo by Bobby Yip, Reuters. via

Brian Viloria's opponent, the 22 years old Juan Francisco Estrada is clearly a dominating force that night showing his fast moves and furious punches.

Estrada uses his speed and reach advantage to unload volume of body punches against Viloria. On the other hand, Viloria was unable to give his power punches because of the great defense and reach advantage Estrada has. Brian Viloria manage to get in close combat with Estrada at the later rounds but his performance and punches that night wasn't enough for him to retain his title.

After winning the fight, Estrada was asked by the reporters and boxing analysts around about his future plans. He stated that he is really looking forward for a possible quick rematch very soon.

Juan Francisco Estrada Won Over Brian Viloria
The young Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada claimed the WBO and WBA flyweight world titles in Macau on Saturday with a split points decision victory over reigning champion Brian Viloria. via

"Now the cameras will turn on me, before this fight I considered myself a nobody in boxing, Now I am starting my career and I feel very happy about it." Estrada said afterwards.

The other Filipinos at the Fist of Gold event at Macau won their respective fights. Milan Melindo, Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr. and Dave Peñalosa (Peñalosa siblings) managed to settle down their own opponents.