Brian Viloria-Artem Dalakian flyweight title fight to be streamed live on RingTV.com
Brian Viloria is gunning for a fifth world title, but his fight with Artem Dalakian didn’t make the Superfly 2 telecast on HBO.
But the fight for the vacant WBA flyweight title will be streamed live on RingTV.com, beginning at 8:20 p.m. ET Saturday, right before the tripleheader starts at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Viloria, a 2000 Olympian, won his first world title in 2009 with an 11th-round knockout of Ulises Solis, and ever since, he’s been a player in some of the biggest fights in the lower weight divisions. Now 37, Viloria hasn’t held a title since 2013 when he was edged by Juan Francisco Estrada in a terrific fight.
Estrada, of course, will compete in the HBO main event, as he looks to win THE RING’s 115-pound title against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. But it’s Viloria who also is looking to once again call himself champion.
“I have been doing this for a long time and I still love boxing,” said Viloria (38-5, 23 knockouts). “For me, boxing is a lifestyle. I don’t consider it work at all, so as long as I feel good and I get opportunities I will continue to work hard to be ready.”
And he’ll meet an undefeated boxer fighting in the spotlight for the first time in Dalakian, a 30-year-old-Ukrainian. Dalakian (15-0, 11 KOs) is stepping way up in competition, but he’s confident the moment isn’t too much.
“Brian Viloria is a good boxer and was a champion, but his time is up. I’m going to the United States to become a world champion and to prove to everyone that I’m the best.”