Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Penalosa Brothers Continue Their Win Streaks

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

The Penalosa brothers Dodie Boy Jr and younger brother Dave scored contrasting victories before a huge crowd that braved the rains to watch an enjoyable evening of boxing in a Gerry Penalosa promotion hosted by Mayor Benhur Abalos at the hotbed of boxing in Luzon, the Mandaluyong City Gym on Saturday.

Dodie Boy Jr scored a third round knockout over an overmatched last minute substitute Dicky Amtrian of Indonesia in  a scheduled ten round bout which failed to test the undefeated southpaw who improved to 12-0 with 11 knockouts.

Despite a nearly eight month layoff Dodie Biy Jr showed fine footwork and solid punching power but his true potential can only be gauged against a worthy opponent not a late substitute with a conflicting record with boxrec.com listing 3 wins and 8 losses while an Indonesian boxing site claimed Amtiran had 9 wins, 3 losses and 8 wins by knockout.

Dodie Boy Jr caught the Indon witha good left flush on the jaw and sent his head through the ropes, forcing Amgiran to take a mandatory eight count. Amgiran connected with a solid right in round two and began to showboat after pulling Dodie Boy Jr down.

In the third a series of crippling body shots dropped the Indonesian who was counted out with under a minute remaining in the round.

In a post fight interview Dodie Boy Jr who improved to 12-0 with 11 knockouts said he caught Amtiran with a solid right and sensed  from the start that the Indonesian was scared.

Dave Penalosa, on the other hand was given a stiff test by Baguio - trained toughie Danilo Gabisay who used his longer reach to advantage, showed he could punch and was not awed by the Penalosa name.

Gabisay caught Dave with a cracking right straight and dropped Penalosa in round three but after being more stunned than hurt Penalosa  came charging back and nailed Gabisay with a fabulous left straight and dropped him with a hard right with 10 seconds left in the round with Gabisay saved by the bell.

Penalosa bided his time and after Gabisay connected with two good right hands, Dave ripped him with a debilitating  punch to the solar plexus to finally end Gabisay's gallant stand at 1:23 of the 5th round. 

The battle between former two-time world title challenger Bernabe Concepcion and former world rated contender Eden Sonsona was correctly elevated to main event status by Penalosa after Dodie Boy Jr's original opponentYon Armed fell ill and had to be replaced after both fighters promised a war.

It was clearly developing into an angry showdown after Sonsona caught Concepcion a couple of times with vicious low blows with Concepcion going after the shifty southpaw with both hands blazing away.

Unfortunately just when it seemed fight fans woud enjoy a spectacular bout Sonsona leaned forward as he threw a punch and rammed his head into the right eyebrow of Concepcion opening up a nasty gash.

GAB doctors May Cortez and Radentor Viernes worked feverishly to try and stop the bleeding and seal the cut but after a fairly lengthy conversation with Concepcion who appeared eager to continue decided to have the fight called it off at 2:26 of the the third round which officially resulted in  a technical draw.

Both former Mayor Ben Abalos who was a witness to "Fighter of the Decade" Manny Pacquiao's exploits during his tenure as Mayor and the incumbent, his son Benhur Abalos both joined fight fans in saying a rematch is in order.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Diaz: Gary Russell in For a 'Rude Awakening Come Fight Night' Sulecki: Danny Jacobs Won't Ever Repeat Golovkin Performance Vanes: I'll Test Golovkin's Chin, Not Run Like a 'Bad Steak' Guy! Parker Promoter Wants Him to Fight Bellew vs. Haye Winner Frank Warren on Frampton's Future, Tete's Lack of Fireworks Peter McDonagh Back From Ban, May 12 In Bolton De La Hoya: Canelo Will Wail on Golovkin For That Bullsh*t Ad! Vanes: My Wife's Fav Fighter is GGG - Now I Have To Beat His Ass Wilder To Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at GEICO 500 Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run Carlos Cuadras Enters Rehab To Deal With Drug Issues Loeffler's Hollywood Fight Night Series Returns on May 22 Photos: Lomachenko Putting in Work For Linares Showdown Keith Thurman Explains Why He Vacated The WBC World Title Chocolatito Appears Unlikely For Golovkin-Vanes Card Jessie Vargas Would Fight Broner in Texas - Rejects Idea of Ohio Saunders: Even if Canelo Beats GGG - He's Still a Cheat To Me News: Matias vs. Estrella Set, Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Castillo, Villa Photos: Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz - Go Face To Face at Presser Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Unification Next, Says Sulaiman Keith Thurman Vacates WBC Title, Garcia-Porter Ordered Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte - WBC Final Eliminator Ordered Hearn: Daniel Jacobs Likes The Jermall Charlo Fight Golovkin: 'We'll See' About Having Canelo Rematch in September Adonis Stevenson: I Look Forward To Knocking Badou Jack Out! Broner-Vargas Telecast Peaked at 891,000 Viewers on Showtime Murray: Warren Does My Head In, Must Stop GGG-Saunders Talk Lewis Ritson vs. Paul Hyland, Josh Kelly vs. Kris George - June 16 Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels Set For June 22, Showtime Dmitry Bivol's Future Plans are Detailed By His Manager Malignaggi Definitely Wants To See a Broner-Vargas Rematch Charlo Wants to Test Himself Against Golovkin 'On the Way Out' Jessie Vargas-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Bellew: I'm Ready For War, Ready To Beat David Haye at All Costs Liam Cameron Warns Jenman That He's in For a Real Hard Night Joseph Parker Ready To Face Dillian Whyte To Get Back on Top Horn's Promoter Rips Top Rank For Approaching Crawford-Khan Bellew Fears That it May Take a Death For Boxing To Tackle PEDs Adrien Broner's Post-Fight Antics Create Yet Another Black Cloud GGG Promoter: We Feel Vanes Has Better Credentials Than Spike
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement