AFP, LOS ANGELES
Brian Viloria stopped Hernan Marquez in the 10th round on Saturday to add Marquez’s WBA flyweight world title to his own WBO belt.
Viloria, a Filipino-American, knocked down Marquez with a right late in round one and continued to dominate the early rounds.
Mexico’s Marquez came alive in the fifth, unleashing a battery of blows, but Viloria weathered the storm and sent Marquez to the canvas again.
When Viloria sent Marquez down a third time in the 10th with a left to the head, Marquez’s corner threw in the towel and the referee stopped the bout at 1:01 of the round.
Viloria, coming off a technical knockout victory over Mexico’s Omar Romero in the Philippines on May 13, stretched his winning streak to six fights since a defeat to Carlos Tamara in 2010.
He took his record to 32-3 with 19 wins inside the distance, while Marquez fell to 34-3 with 25 knockouts.