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PEÑALOSA AIMING FOR WORLD TITLE SHOT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
20 Jun 2006
Former WBC super flyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa who battles Mexico's Tomas Rojas on one of two fights on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar Larios showdown on July 2 at the Araneta Coliseum said today upon his arrival he will "give everything in this fight because I want to be a world champion again."
Peñalosa who trained along with Pacquiao at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles said he was in "great condition and ready as ever" after weeks of hard training during which he sparred mostly with tough Mexicans.
Peñalosa who has a ring record of 49-5-2 with 33 KO's said he "wants to win impressively" in order to earn a title shot at WBC bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez. Roach said Peñalosa was an excellent fighter who could beat Marquez and become a world champion once again. Roach worked Penalosa's corner when he lost a controversial decision to Japan born North Korean Masamori Tokuyama.
Rojas is also a southpaw like Peñalosa and has a ring record of 22-8 with 14 knockouts and is coming off back-to-back losses. He dropped a split decision to Luis Maldonado last October 29 and then lost a unanimous ten round decision to Jose Nieves last April 22.
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