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Brian Viloria takes WBO flyweight belt

Updated: July 17, 2011, 10:25 AM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Brian Viloria won a unanimous decision over Mexico's Julio Cesar Miranda on Saturday night to win the WBO flyweight championship.

Viloria, known as "The Hawaiian Punch," jumped and pumped his fist in the air when he was announced the new world champion. The former Olympian was in tears as his father gave him a bearhug and proudly lifted his son in the air as the crowd roared.

The 30-year-old Viloria controlled the fight from the start, flooring Miranda in the opening minutes ...

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