Penalosa siblings victorious in Macau
Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr. presses the action against Ngaotawan Sithsaithong on the undercard of "Fist of Gold". Penalosa halted his Thai foe in three rounds. Photo by Val Cuenca, ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Boxing siblings Dave and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr. made successful conquests at the undercard of "Fist of Gold" that features a world title bout between Brian Viloria and Juan Francisco Estrada.
Dave scored a 2nd-round stoppage against Cheroenchai Sithsaithong at the Cotai Arena of the luxurious The Venetian Hotel.
The 22-year-old Pinoy first dropped the Thai in the dying seconds of round 1 before going for the finisher in the following frame.
Meanwhile, Dodie Boy had a more thrilling bout against Ngaotawan Sithsaithong.
After being dropped in the 1st round, Dodie Boy retaliated with a powerful left straight to send Ngaotawan to the canvas midway the 2nd round.
In the 3rd round, Dodie Boy connected with a crushing blow to the body that forced his Thai foe to collapse face down.
The bout ended 2 minutes and 54 seconds in the 3rd round.
"Fist of Gold" is featuring Brian Viloria’s WBO/WBA flyweight title defense against Juan Francisco Estrada.
The main header will be Zou Shiming’s pro debut against Eleazar Valenzuela.
"Fist of Gold" will be aired locally on ABS-CBN Channel 2 on Sunday, starting at 9:55 a.m.