A boxing legacy has resurfaced as Dodie Boy Peñalosa , Jr. , fought Jeffrey Jimenez last June 25 at the Cebu Coliseum. GMA News was there to witness it all and will air the fight on July 17.
His grandfather, Carl Peñalosa, once held a title for Philippine Lightweight Division. His uncle, Gerry, won twice in a world match before retiring. His father, Dodie Boy Sr., also has two World Division Championship title. It is just fitting that this fight event was named “Dugong Kampeon” (Bloodline of Champions) because of the Peñalosa boxing lineage.
|Dodie Boy, Sr. and Jr.|
21 year old Bantam weight Dodie Boy, Jr. has a standout performance in amateur boxing with 27 wins, zero loss, 10 knockouts and earned a National Champion Status twice. Since debuting in January 2010, the Cebu grown fighter has 5 landslide wins, no losses, all knockouts. He might also get a chance to compete in the Olympics on 2012.
For now, will he remain unbeaten with a match with Jimenez as he carries the Peñalosa boxing legacy despite his bloody cut above his eye? Find out in the airing of ‘Dugong Kampeon”, Peñalosa, Jr. vs Jimenez July 17, Sunday 10 am to 12 nn before Balitanghali on GMA 7.