QUOTE (Crafty @ Sep 1 2011, 09:38 PM)
I know, it's just that I had such high expectations for Viloria and he let me down. I have similar high expectations for Donaire. I just hope the same thing doesn't happen.
Yeah Viloria -- during his first few fights -- was pretty overrated around here, while Donaire (at the same stage of his career) was pretty underrated.
I think people here in the Philippines have learned from their experience with Viloria to not overrate athletes until they've gone the distance, so as to not repeat a "Viloria scenario" where the whole country was hyping about, only to lose and continue losing.
I think the problem with Viloria was focus. The fame and all went to his head. He acted like a celeb and forgot that in the boxing business you've gotta constantly think about the fights and not be distracted by the celeb lifestyle.
Famous boxers are not the same as famous actors. Actors don't have to fight nor do they have to worry about losing. They only have to act. Boxers however, gotta fight. I think Brian Viloria acted more like a famous actor than a famous boxer at the height of his career. He focused too much on the lights and cameras and completely lost it.