Viloria, who admitted that he did not follow his fight plan that led to his defeat, vows to make a comeback and wants a rematch with Estrada as soon as possible.
During the post-fight press conference, Viloria told Estrada: “I want a rematch. I gave you this chance so you give me a chance. You can reciprocate.”
Estrada agreed to fight Viloria again, but Top Rank Promotions chief Bob Arum intervened and said that a rematch will have to wait because Estrada will be pitted against undefeated Filipino Milan Melindo.
Arum said that Melindo and Estrada will face off on August in another fight card in Macau in August. The winner of that match will then defend his title against Viloria, who also apologized to his Filipino fans for letting them down.
In a post on his official Twitter account, Viloria said: “To my Filipino fans, I apologize for letting you down. But I promise you, I will come back from this setback, and make you proud once again. The fight was a tough pill to swallow, but my hats off to Estrada for a great fight. He earned it tonight. Time to rest and hopefully we can go at it again.”
Melindo earned the title shot after scoring a fourth-round knockout against Indonesian Tommy Seran in their ten-round bout as part of the undercards of the Macau fight card.
Melindo, who kept his unbeaten record that now stands at 29-0 with 12 knockouts, expressed confidence with his chances against Estrada in their upcoming title bout.
The 25-year-old Cebuano said: “I think I can beat him. He’s not that strong because he failed to knock Viloria out. I saw the fight. I can handle him. I can beat him.”
On the other hand, Arum has yet to announce his plans for Dave and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr, who both scored victories against their respective opponents in the Macau fight card.
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