Originally Posted by hectari
(Brian Viloria is not a Filipino he is a Hawaiin American and repped the US in the Olympics so he doesn't count)
Lol, Ok keep telling yourself that, if it helps you feel less butthurt about having 3 filipinos who are around the top 10 p4p in the world.
"Rey Danseco of boxingscene.com said that Viloria declared that he is a 100% Filipino and his parents Ben and Rosemarie came from Narvacan, Ilocos Sur but migrated to Hawaii for a living. He became the 35th Filipino world champion when he won the WBC world light-flyweight title dethroning Eric Ortiz of Mexico by a remarkable first round knockout.
Viloria, who was born in Waipahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, said he would have competed for the Philippines in the 2000 Sydney Olympics had the invitation from the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) arrived earlier ahead of the US Olympic Trials where he defeated fellow Filipino-American Donaire in the quarterfinals."