Rematch for title in works for Viloria
Waipahu's Brian Viloria could get a shot at regaining his World Boxing Council light-flyweight championship as early as November, his manager said yesterday.
A rematch with Omar Nino, who earned a unanimous 12-round decision Aug. 10, could take place Nov. 16 or Nov. 18 in Las Vegas, Gary Gittelsohn said.
Gittelsohn said "nothing is set; no contract has been signed yet." But he said "it is looking like it could be one of those two dates. That's the direction in which it is moving right now."
The Los Angeles Times reported a Nov. 16 bout would be at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, where Viloria lost his title, while the Nov. 18 card would be at the Thomas & Mack Center on the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales undercard.
Gittelsohn said the contract for Viloria's Aug. 10 title defense had a rematch clause in it. And his camp has been pushing for an "immediate" rematch.
Viloria is 19-1, Nino is 24-2-1.