Four-time world champion in two divisions and #2 ranked BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA, (38-5, 22 KO’s) of Los Angeles, CA via Waipahu, Hawaii will challenge undefeated and #1 ranked ARTEM DALAKIAN, (15-0, 11 KO’s), of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine for the vacant WBA Flyweight World Title taking place prior to the HBO Boxing triple header telecast at SUPERFLY 2 set for Saturday February 24, 2018, at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA. Photos by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos.
Previously holder of the WBA Flyweight World Title, Viloira thrilled the fans at the initial SUPERFLY event, stopping Miguel Cartagena in the fifth round on September 9 at the Stubhub Center.
Among the notable victories on Viloiria’s ledger throughout his illustrious career are Hernan Marquez, Giovanni Segura, Ulises Solis, and Angel Priolo. He has also previously held the WBC Junior Flyweight World Title, the IBF Junior Flyweight World Title and the WBO Flyweight World Title.
In an epic battle at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden on October 17, 2015, Viloria would challenge then #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez losing valiantly in a battle that had the sold-out crowd on their feet throughout.
Having fought exclusively in Ukraine since turning professional five years ago, the 30-year-old Dalakian won the vacant WBA Continental Flyweight Title on July 17, 2015 with a 12-round decision victory over Angel Moreno Kiev, Ukraine.
The heavy-handed Dalakian has defended his title four times, all victories by knockout. Most recently he stopped Luis Manuel Macias in the sixth round on April 22, 2017 in Kiev.
SUPERFLY 2 is headlined by WBC Super Flyweight World Champion SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s), of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, defending his title over 12-rounds for the second time against former world champion and #1 ranked mandatory challenger JUAN FRANCISCO “El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2, 25 KO’s), of Sonora, Mexico.
Co-featured on the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, former WBC Super Flyweight World Champion, CARLOS “Principe” CUADRAS, (36-2-1, 27 KO’s), of Mexico City, MX facing hard-hitting, two-time world title challenger MC WILLIAMS ARROYO, (16-3, 14 KO’s), of Fajardo, Puerto Rico in an outstanding ten round super flyweight clash.