It's been more than a year since we last saw Brian Viloria (36-5-0-2, 22) in the ring, but that doesn't mean his careers over, in fact it looks like he's set to begin a new chapter in his career as a Japanese promoted fighter, with the fighter said to be days away from inking a deal with Japanese promotional powerhouse Teiken Promotions.
The deal, although not yet signed and sealed, would likely see the American-Filipino fight several times in 2017 whilst be based in Tokyo under the guidance of Mr Honda. The short term target would be for Viloria to make his debut in Japan in January before being moved towards a world title bout, potentially getting a shot late in the year.
The former unified Flyweight champion is currently 35, though will turn 36 in a few weeks time, and as a Flyweight that is ancient however Viloria showed enough in his 9th round TKO loss to Nicaraguan sensation Roman Gonzalez to suggest there is still some miles left in his body and with the long break he's had to recover from any niggling issues. With Japan being a hotbed of talent at 112lbs it would seem to be an excellent move from Viloria and his team, and possibly open doors to fights with the likes of Kazuto Ioka, Jonriel Casimero ane the winner of the upcoming bout between Nawaphon Por Chokchai and Juan Hernandez
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