Viloria-Nino II added to Morales-Pacquiao III


Viloria-Nino II added to Morales-Pacquiao III

Brian Viloria asked for a rematch and today, he got it. Bob Arum of Top Rank announced today that Omar Nino, who upset Viloria and won the WBC Light Flyweight Championship several months ago, will defend against 'The Hawaiian Punch' Brian Viloria on the Pacquiao vs. Morales III 'Grand Finale' championship boxing event at the Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, on November 18.

Nino, 24-2-1, of Guadalajara, Mexico, said he was "determined to win" when he out-pointed and stunned Viloria on August 10 in Las Vegas.

"I went into the ring with one thing on my mind -- to go in there and win the world title," Nino said. "The key was pressure. I like to put on pressure and that's how I beat Viloria the first time. I have no problems giving him a rematch."

This will be a huge fight for Viloria who said "Nino fought a smart fight" in their first title fight.

"I didn't fight my fight that night," said Viloria, 19-1-0. "I just wanted another opportunity and now I have it on November 18."

Top Rank also announced today that undefeated, hard-hitting super featherweight Juan Carlos Salgado, 16-0-1, of Mexico City, will box on the 'Grand Finale.'  He is scheduled for eight rounds. 

Undefeated super welterweight Vanes 'Nightmare' Martirosyan, 10-0-0, of Glendale, Calif. will be in a six-round bout on Pacquiao vs. Morales III.

There will be one more world title fight on the fight card, Arum said.

Pacquiao vs. Morales III 'The Grand Finale' is promoted by Top Rank in association with Wynn Las Vegas. Pacquiao vs. Morales III will be broadcast on HBO Pay Per View.