Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Puerto Rican Ivan Calderon looking for Brian Viloria or Rodel Mayol rematch

Puerto Rican Ivan Calderon looking for Brian Viloria or Rodel Mayol rematch. After escaping with a split draw against Rodel Mayol to retain his WBO light-flyweight title last Sunday, Puerto Rican Ivan Calderon has laid out the options for his next outing: a possible unification bout with fellow champion Brian Viloria or a rematch with Mayol.

“I want Brian Viloria next. If I don’t get Viloria, we have no problem giving Mayol a rematch. He fought a good fight against me. He’s a worthy challenger and I have no problem getting it on again with him,” Calderon told

Calderon’s title defense against Mayol ended up in a split draw after the referee stopped the fight in the sixth round due to a nasty cut on the Puerto Rican’s forehead . The gash was caused by an accidental clash of heads in the fourth round.

Judges Tony Paolillo had it for Calderon, 58-56, Tom Schreck for Mayol, 58-56, and Steve Weisfeld 57-all.

Viloria, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since knocking out Ulises Solis to wrest the IBF light-flyweight crown last February. Bob Arum, who promotes both Viloria and Calderon, previously mentioned a possible showdown between the two champions.

Calderon, for his part, said he is taking just a short time off.

“I need about thirty days of down time for this cut to heal and then I’m looking for Viloria or a Mayol rematch,” he said.

Sources: By Dino Maragay