Philippines, 14 Nov 2019
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


DAVE PEÑALOSA CAN BE WORLD CHAMPION


PhilBoxing.com




"Take it from me, Dave (Peñalosa) can be world champion."

Take that from somebody who produced two world boxing champions in his fold, Samson "Sammy" Gello-ani, the so-called "Don King" of the Cebu boxing circle when he was still very active years back.

Gello-ani told Gerry Peñalosa that his nephew would be world champion once the planned championship bout with reigning World Boxing Organization ( WBO) featherweight champion Oscar Valdez pushes through.

He cited the world championship belts of his boxers Marvin Sonsona, then the WBO superflyweight champion and Johnriel Casimero, the ex-International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior flyweight and flyweight king.

"Sonsona became champion with 13 fights, Casimero with 13 fights, take it from me," Gello-ani followed up in his conversation with Peñalosa in the sidelines of the Dave Peñalosa-Marcos Cardenas WBO Oriental featherweight championship last Saturday night where Dave won at the Skydome of SM North EDSA in Quezon City.

After his victory over Cardenas, Dave who is expected to be ranked as among the top 15 featherweights in the WBO listing, has 15-0, 11KOs fight record.

Asked on his reaction on Gello-ani's remarks, Gerry, is now more enthusiastic, sharing what he had in mind as the possible fight venue.

"Sa MOA (Mall of Asia) ta, basta madayun (In MOA arena, if it pushes through)," Peñalosa told this writer.

It was Gerry himself who said in a live post fight interview over ESPN TV5 his intent to bring Valdez in Manila to face his nephew.

The only question now is whether Valdez and his camp would accept the offer more so that the Mexican champion is under the promotional rights of Top Rank.

In fact just a tidbit, Valdez reportedly earned US$400,000 in his Sept. 22, 2017 fight with Filipino fighter Genesis Servania in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

If there's a will, theres a way though and the sort of silver lining in that fight with Servania, the WBO featherweight champ was floored by the Filipino in the 4th round.

Although in the 5th Valdez knocked down Servania too and from thereon controlled the fight and won via UD, but the fact remains that he is not invincible.

He can be floored once hit by a well executed punch and could somewhat lead to a conclusion that he is, BEATABLE.

Ergo, once his camp would agree to trade fists with Peñalosa and the newly crowned WBO Oriental featherweight king would succeed, Gello-ani is right - Dave Peñalosa can be world champion.

[FACTS VERIFICATION: Sonsona as per boxrec became world champion in his 14th pro-fight in September 2009 after dethroning Puerto Rican Jose Lopez. Casimero became WBO interim junior flyweight champ in his 14th bout against Colombian Cesar Canchila in December 2009. It was just in 2012 that Casimero became IBF junior flyweight champion when the IBF declared him after Ulises Solis failed to defend the crown. Casimero in Feb. 10, 2012 became the interim IBF junior champ after beating Argentinian Luis Alberto Lazarte but not without fracas in the post fight as fans stormed the ring and hit Casimero and his team. Casimero became IBF flyweight champion in his 22nd fight last May 2016, wresting the belt from Amnat Ruenroeng knocking out the Thailander in the 4th round of their return bout in Beijing, China.]


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Tonton Alcos-Antogop.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Weekend Boxing Marathon: Four International Shows Coming to ESPN+
    By , Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • TICKETS ON PRE-SALE FOR JACOBS-CHAVEZ TODAY
    By , Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • Elton Dharry planning a major upset Down Under Friday in WBA Interim super flyweight title fight against undefeated Aussie boxer Andrew Moloney
    By , Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • CARLOS MORALES VS. MERCITO GESTA OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • ANDREW 'EL CHANGO' CANCIO VENTURA, CALIF. MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    By , Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • Hot Prospect Muhsin Cason Returns This Saturday in Baltimore
    By , Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • NBA Daily: Trae Sinks 8 Treys, as Hawks Upset Nuggets 125-121
    By Reylan Loberternos, Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • NBA -- Pacers roll over Thunder, 111-85
    By Taha Qureshi, Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • LaTavia Roberson Signs Divante Jones and Garreth Payton to Managerial Contracts
    By , Thu, 14 Nov 2019
  • Laurel stops Saulong in the 4th round, wins vacant WBC Orient super bantamweight title
    By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • NBA -- White shines as Bulls rip Knicks
    By Phil Hatzitheodorou, Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • The Past Week in Action 12 November 2019
    By Eric Armit, Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • RIAKPORHE AND MASSEY CLASH FOR BRITISH TITLE AT YORK HALL
    By , Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • NBA Daily: Clippers Beat Raptors 98-88, Despite Kawhi’s Struggles
    By Reylan Loberternos, Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • Alycia Baumgardner Headlines Against Former World Title Challenger Christina del valle Pacheco on Saturday, December 14th at The Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, PA
    By , Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • Kawhi Klaws Out Victory Over His Old Team & Reigning Champs the Toronto Raptors
    By John Holtz, Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES ITS 2020 HONOREES FOR ITS 4TH ANNUAL WEEKEND
    By , Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • CSI IS THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF TEAM USA
    By , Wed, 13 Nov 2019
  • Shall We See The Same Monster Inoue Again?
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Tue, 12 Nov 2019
  • Warriors fall to the Jazz, 122-108
    By Jason Aniel, Tue, 12 Nov 2019
  • BORNEA FIGHTS FELLOW UNDEFEATED PINOY IN U.S. DEBUT
    By , Tue, 12 Nov 2019
  • NBA Daily: Raptors Snap Lakers’ 7-Game Winning Streak 113-104
    By Reylan Loberternos, Tue, 12 Nov 2019
  • 33rd annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony Dec. 8 in New York
    By , Tue, 12 Nov 2019
  • NBA -- Blazers end four-game slump
    By Ryan Gallardo, Tue, 12 Nov 2019


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.