The final press conference for Saturday night’s “Island Assault 4: The Battle” pay-per-view-event, featuring Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria vs. Omar Nino Romero III, live from Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Right here, find a collection of notes and quotes from the Viloria-Romero III press conference.
Three-time world champion Viloria (30-3, 16 KOs), a 2000 U.S. Olympian, defends his “WBO” title belt against two-time world title-holder Romero (31-4-2, 13 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Viloria won his first 20 pro fights, until he lost the World Boxing Council (“WBC”) light flyweight championship to Romero by way of a 12-round unanimous decision in 2006. Three months later, their rematch ended in a draw that was later changed to a “no contest” when Romero failed a post-fight drug test.
Viloria vs. Romero III Press Conference Quotes
“There’ll be no single boring round.”
“I just have to put the combinations together.”
“I can weigh in right now and make the weight.”
I’ve trained harder than before and it’s going to show Sunday. Expect fireworks.”
I really, really trained myself very hard for this fight. This is personal on my part. I want to five fans a good fight.”
“This is it. This third fight is happening because it gives me an opportunity to bounce back from the first two fights.”
Omar Nino Romero:
“He has turned into a great fighter.”
The 10-round co-feature matches a pair of former world champions, Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (37-6-1, 29 KOs) and Rodel “Kid Rapido” Mayol (30-5-2, 22 KOs), in a 10-round bout with future world flyweight title fight implications. Miranda, rated No. 3 by the WBO and No. 4 by the World Boxing Association (“WBA”), is a Mexican knockout specialist who dropped his WBO title fight last year to Viloria. WBC No. 9 and IBF #12 Mayol, a Filipino now living in Los Angeles, lost his WBC Light Flyweight crown, ironically, to Romero in 2010.
Filling out the PPV card is the next wave of Filipino prospects: Robert “Battlin’ Bert” Udtuhan (17-1-1, 13 KOs) faces Alvin Makiling (9-4-1, 2 KOs) in a 12-round match for the Interim WBO Asia-Pacific Bantamweight Championship; undefeated featherweight Jun “Chainsaw” Doliguez (11-0, & KOs) fights veteran Jonel “Mulawin” Alibio (16-13-2, 8 KOs) in a special 10-round Featherweight Attraction.
“Island Assault 4:The Battle,” presented by Solar Sports, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 PM/ET – 6:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. “Island Assault 4: The Battle” will also be available in Canada to Super Channel subscribers. For on-line PPV viewers go to Ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/integratedsportsppv.