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CEBU CITY — Highly-touted bantamweight contender A. J. Banal (above) admitted the other day his obsession is to reverse the only stain in his professional boxing record and only after avenging the loss to Panama’s Rafael Concepcion will he focus on gunning for a world title.

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Star boxer Nonito (The Filipino Flash) Donaire in a file photo.

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Bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, shown knocking out Fernando Montiel last February, has inked a multi-year contract extension to stay with Top Rank Promotions.  (Ethan Miller, Getty Images)

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Brian Viloria jumps as he celebrates his victory over Mexican Julio Cesar Miranda.  (AP photo)


HONOLULU — Fil-Am Brian Viloria won a unanimous decision over Mexico’s Julio Cesar Miranda Saturday night to capture the World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight championship.

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