Brian Viloria To Replace Montiel In Boxeo De Oro Main Event Thursday

16.12.04 – Due to illness, super flyweight contender Fernando Montiel has been forced to withdraw from his December 16 clash with Barranquilla, Colombia’s Angel Priolo. But to the rescue has come former 2000 US Olympian Brian Viloria, who will look to bring his “Hawaiian Punch” to the legendary Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles against Priolo in the 12 round main event of HBO Latino’s “Oscar De La Hoya Presents Boxeo De Oro”..

In the televised co-feature, super middleweight standout Librado Andrade (20-0, 14 KOs) will make his third appearance at the Grand Olympic Auditorium when he tackles hard-nosed veteran Thomas Reid (33-13-1, 13 KOs) in a ten round bout.

Doors open at 6pm, and the first bell rings at 6:30pm. The HBO Latino broadcast begins at 7pm PT.

Honolulu native Brian Viloria (15-0, 9 KOs) is one of the most highly regarded members of the Class of 2000, and he eagerly accepted the bout with Priolo when Fernando Montiel came down with the flu last weekend. Unbeaten and possessing dynamite in both fists, “The Hawaiian Punch” is known for his ring generalship and willingness to scrap. Holder of the NABF flyweight title, which he has defended four times, Viloria is coming off an impressive 11th round knockout of Gilberto Keb-Baas in June, and has his sights on a world title in 2005.

Angel Priolo (30-1, 20 KOs) has some championship aspirations of his own, having gone on a six-year, 17 fight winning streak. A well-decorated veteran with the NABA and Colombian flyweight, and WBC Latin American bantamweight titles to his credit, the hard-punching Priolo would like be the first to put a loss on Viloria’s spotless record.

Tickets, priced at $100, $75, $35, and $20, can be purchased at all Southern California Ticketmaster locations, or at the Grand Olympic on the day of the fight.


The weigh-in for the “Boxeo De Oro” show on December 16 will be held on Wednesday, December 15 in the San Francisco Room at the Holiday Inn City Center in downtown Los Angeles. Doors open at 1pm, and the fighters will weigh-in at 2pm.

Article posted on 14.12.2004

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