Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (35-5-1, 28 KOs) faces his toughest test to date as he defends his WBO flyweight title against two-time former jr. flyweight champion, Brian Viloria (28-3, 16 KOs) this Saturday at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Miranda has already made three successful defenses of his title since winning the vacant strap via TKO 5 against Richie Mepranum in June of 2010. The native of Veracruz, Mexico has been a ranked flyweight since 2008 despite a rough 2009, which saw him drop one-sided decisions to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and Moruti Mthalane. A win over Viloria would represent the biggest win of his eleven-year career.
Viloria, of Waipahu, Hawaii, has had an up-and-down career, featuring two jr. flyweight world title reigns, wins over Ulises Solis, Eric Ortiz, and Gilberto Keb Baas as well as tough losses to Omar Niño Romero, Edgar Sosa, and Carlos Tamara.
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