Saturday, January 23, 2010

Viloria rushed to hospital after losing IBF title


Brian Viloria was rushed to hospital after collapsing inside his locker room at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City following a 12th-round loss to Colombian Carlos Tamara on Saturday.

A radio dzMM report said Viloria was rushed by an ambulance to the San Juan de Dios Hospital after collapsing in his dressing room due to exhaustion.

The report said that according to nurses, Viloria was already conscious upon arrival at the hospital around 3 p.m..

Sports analyst Ronnie Nathanielz told radio dzMM that Viloria must have been drained from his fight against Tamara.

“He was totally drained and I think that caused the problem for him,” Nathanielz said.

Viloria went down twice during his fight against Tamara. He lost after the referee stopped the fight on the 12th round.

Tamara won by technical knockout, snatching the Filipino's International Federation light flyweight crown.

Meanwhile, two Filipinos -- Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and Jimrex Jaca -- won their undercard fights. – Reports from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News and Dexter Ganibe, radio dzMM

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