FAREÑAS VS. GAMBOA, DODIE BOY, JR VS LULE
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012
Michael Fareñas will face his biggest test and most accomplished opponent in the person of undefeated former WBA/IBF featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (21W-0L, 16 KOs) of Cuba on the undercard of the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on December 9 (Philippine Time).
Fareñas (34W-3L-4D, 26 KO’s) was initially reported to fight on the undercard of the December 15 battle between WBO super bantamweight Nonito Donaire and Mexico’s Jorge Arce.
Promoter Gerry Peñalosa e-mailed this writer and said that the contract for the Fareñas-Gamboa bout has been signed.
The 31 year old Gamboa, a 2004 Olympic gold medallist has beaten excellent fighters like Orlando Salido, Jorge Solis and Daniel Ponce de Leon. But the Florida-based Cuban has not fought since September of last year.
The 28 year old Fareñas is coming off a technical draw in his world title shot in Japan last July against WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uichiyama. His last fight in Cebu was a split decision win against Jason Egera last April at the Mandaue City Sports Complex. Fareñas' fight against Gamboa will be a non-title affair but a win would obviously lead to bigger fights and another title shot.
The former two division world champion Peñalosa also informed that his nephew, undefeated prospect Dodie Boy Peñalosa,Jr (9W-0L, 9 KO's) will be fighting Jesus Lule (6 W -4L, 1 KO) of Florida. In his last fight here in Cebu last April, Dodie Boy Jr stopped Indonesian Alex Buckie in nine rounds at the Mandaue City Sports Complex. Lule has not fought for any title but won his last five fights including two wins in Mexico.
This fight will serve as the introduction of Dodie Boy,Jr. in the United States.
(Photo - Michael Fareñas (left) and Dodie Boy Peñalosa,Jr.)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|AMIR KHAN SAYS A PACQUIAO FIGHT IN DUBAI WILL BE MASSIVE|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015KATSIDIS TO RETURN IN CHINA: Michael Katsidis to fight unbeaten Thai for WBC Belt
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN SAYS VILORIA VS GONZALEZ IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE WBC
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015CESAFI-VIVA SPORTS TIE-UP LAUNCHED AT OFFICIAL PRESSCON IN CEBU
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 30 Jul 2015Andre Berto's Chef -- SLAMS MAYWEATHER'S CHEF ... Your Fight Menu's WEAK!!!
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Tania Enriquez Ready For Her Next Fight
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Michael "The Silverback" Moore looking for big opportunity
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Vito Mielnicki Jr. wins National Jr. Golden Gloves tournament in Las Vegas
By , Thu, 30 Jul 2015Rosie Perez & Al Bernstein Host Nevada Boxing HOF Gala - Aug 8, Caesars Palace
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015NBA -- Delly stays open in Cleveland
By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 29 Jul 2015NBA -- Hawks hope that new pieces will blunt Carroll's departure
By Michael Smith, Wed, 29 Jul 2015GONZALEZ WILL FIGHT VILORIA IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jul 2015WBC PRESIDENT SULAIMAN ANNOUNCES THAT LEO SANTA CRUZ-MARES WILL FIGHT FOR THE DIAMOND BELT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jul 2015Palicte, Cabalquinto in Tibay ng Pinoy 10
By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 29 Jul 2015LEGENDARY FIVE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION SUGAR RAY LEONARD CONFIRMS ATTENDANCE AT THIRD ANNUAL NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Emmanuel 'Manny' Rodriguez is set to defend his WBO Latino title against Alex Rangel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015LGM Promotions back with another card on Saturday, August 15 at Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City, New Jersey
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Brandon Bennett takes on Jonathan Maicelo as King's Promotions heads south to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on Friday, August 28
By , Wed, 29 Jul 2015Who’s truly ready: Viloria or Donaire?
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 28 Jul 2015Boxer Victor Ortiz -- Arrested at Kenny Chesney Concert ... Assault with Deadly Weapon
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015CESAFI COMMISSIONER TIUKINHOY HAILS TIE-UP WITH VIVA AS A MILESTONE IN CEBU BASKETBALL
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 28 Jul 2015Barrera wants revenge for Cuba, calls out Pascal
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015Tarver-Cunningham conference call transcript
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS INKS DEAL WITH ESTRELLA TV TO AIR LIVE BOXING MATCHES TWICE MONTHLY
By , Tue, 28 Jul 2015