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.