Just got off the phone with Brian Viloria, recently crowned IBF flyweight world champion from Waipahu.
He’s in Vegas for Saturday’s junior welterweight fight between his good friend, Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton.
Viloria said he’ll arrive in Hawaii on May 13 and be home for about a week. There’ll be a press conference, and a parade through Waipahu in his honor is planned for Saturday, May 16.
He told the Star-Bulletin recently that he would like to defend his title in Hawaii and wants to meet with promoter Tom Moffatt. Viloria has not fought in Hawaii since 2003.
-By Dave Reardon