Viloria's last bout a 'no contest'
The West Virginia Athletic Commission has reversed a finding of a technical draw in Brian Viloria's July 26 bout and officially entered a result of "no contest."
"Based upon a review of the rules, I felt that was the correct result," said Anthony Torichio, executive director of the commission.
The bout at the Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Center in Chester, W. Va., and shown on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" was stopped in the third round after Alberto Rossel was unable to continue because of an inadvertent head butt.
The American Boxing Commissions Association has also recognized the change in results, Torichio said.
Viloria's record is 8-0 (six knockouts) and the no decision. Viloria was leading by a significant margin on all the judges' cards when the bout was stopped.
Gary Gittelsohn, Viloria's manager who had campaigned for the change, said, "It was disturbing to look at the record and know Brian was literally seconds away from finishing the fight with another win and see a technical draw. The people who were there know who won the fight, the people who sat in on TV know who won the fight and, of course, Brian knows who won the fight."
Meanwhile, Gittelsohn said Viloria is under consideration to headline a future ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" card, possibly as soon as Aug. 30.
In other boxing news, Elorde International Productions will feature two title bouts on its Aug. 20 show at Blaisdell Arena.
Teddy Limoz Jr. of Honolulu (7-1, 6 KOs) will meet Rey Pelonia of The Philippines (30-20-2, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 12 rounder for the World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific welterweight title.
Gerry Penalosa (44-4-2, 28 KOs) of The Philippines meets Seiji Tanaka (11-4-3, 2 KOs) over 12 rounds for the World Boxing Council international junior bantamweight title.
Jesus Salud of Honolulu (63-13, 39 KOs) will fight Manny Pacquiao (34-2-1, 25 KOs) in a three-round exhibition.