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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, November 24, 2001

Viloria wins by decision

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Waipahu's Brian Viloria outpointed Mike Thomas of Baltimore in a six-round unanimous decision yesterday.

Viloria (111 pounds) improved to 3-0 as a professional. Thomas (107) dropped to 4-3-1.

U.S. Olympians Jermain Taylor, Clarence Vinson and Viloria donated their purses to the Twin Towers Fund.

Taylor, of Little Rock, Ark., and Vinson, of Washington, D.C., won bronze medals at the Sydney Games. Viloria failed to bring home a medal after losing a controversial decision to Brahim Aslouh of France, the eventual gold medalist in the 106-pound division.

All three Olympians remained unbeaten in their professional careers.

Viloria, who turns 21 today, made his pro debut May 15 at the Hawai'i Convention Center. He won a four-round unanimous decision over Ben Jun Escobia, but fractured his right hand in the bout.

Viloria defeated Kenny Berrios by technical knockout in the fourth round Sept. 28 in San Francisco.