Viloria loses belts to Mexican

MANILA, Philippines -- In an anticlimactic ending to what had been a great night for Filipino boxers, Brian Viloria lost his titles to Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada via a split decision Saturday night, April 6, at The Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau.

Viloria started out the better fighter but faded in the middle to the latter rounds to surrender his WBO and WBA flyweight crowns to Estrada, who is 10 years younger than the "Hawaiian Punch."

Two judges scored the fight 117-111 and 116-111 in favor of Estrada, who improved to 23-2 with 18 KOs while sending Viloria, who got a 115-113 nod from a judge, crashing to 32-4.

In the earlier fights, Milan Melindo, Dodie Boy Penalosa, Jr. and Dave Penalosa all scored huge knockouts to set the tone for the night.

Melindo totally dominated Indonesian Tommy Seran in four brutal rounds to move closer to a world title fight and keep his unblemished record of 29-0 (12 KOs). 

Meanwhile, Dodie Boy survived an opening-round knockdown to batter Thai Nimithra Sithsaithong in the third after his younger brother, Dave, put another Thai in Cheroenchai Sithsaithong to sleep in the second round. -