Viloria coping with tragedy, fight delay

In May, Brian Viloria thought about retiring after nearly killing a foe. Now fate has postponed "Hawaiian Punch's" quest for a world title and given him perspective.

Updated: August 7, 2005, 12:40 AM ET
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

According to Brian Viloria, the slate of activities on July 30 was going to consist of "the same old thing." For him, that means some time in the gym, some dinner and maybe hanging out with family or friends.

It should have been so much more.

If all went according to plan, Viloria should have been walking into the ring at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on that night, laced up and ready to fight for his first world championship against WBC junior flyweight champion Eric Ortiz. It should ...

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