Brian Viloria was born in Waipahu, Hawaii in the United States on November 24th in 1980. Nicknamed “The Hawaiian Punch,” Viloria amassed 230 wins as an amateur. Viloria announced his presence to the boxing world in 1999 when he won gold medals at the National Amateur Championships, National Golden Gloves, and World Amateur championships and was named USA boxer of the year. Viloria was also a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic boxing team.
In 2001 Viloria made his pro debut with a 4 round unanimous decision win. He won his first world title in 2005 when he knocked out Eric Ortiz in the first round to capture the WBC light flyweight world title. After losing the WBC title in 2006, Viloria won his second world title in 2009 when he defeated Ulises Solis via 11th round knockout to claim the IBF flyweight championship.
Viloria lost the IBF title in 2010 but a year later claimed his 3rd world title when he won the WBO flyweight world championship with a unanimous decision win over Julio Cesar Miranda. In 2012 Viloria became a 4-time world champion when he won the WBA flyweight world title with a 10th round stoppage of Hernan Marquez. Viloria lost those titles via split decision in 2013. In 2015 Viloria sought to become a 5-time world champion when fought for the WBC flyweight world title but was stopped for just the second time in 36 pro fights. Viloria will look to win that 5th world title in 2016.