Peñalosa enjoys P159K prize from Wheel of Fortune


Posted at Apr 22 2008 08:18 PM | Updated as of Apr 23 2008 04:18 AM

Gerry Peñalosa’s luck continues to pour in even after his successful defense of his WBO bantamweight belt two weeks ago as he won P159,000 during Monday’s episode of popular game show Wheel of Fortune.

"I really enjoyed Wheel of Fortune with Kris (Aquino). I hope to join the show again," said a beaming Peñalosa.

Joining Peñalosa during the show’s Monday episode were Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista and AJ "Bazooka" Banal.

New entrepreneur

Peñalosa is now also a proud owner of a newly opened gym at the Marketmall in Mandaluyong City.

The Gerry Peñalosa Boxing Gym opened its doors to fight enthusiasts. The WBO champion said he plans to train future champions.

The gym is furnished with photos of Peñalosa’s memorable triumphs on the ring.

Peñalosa, who dropped plans of joining the Mosley-Judah undercard fight on May 31, said he will enjoy his recent shower of blessings first while waiting for his next bout.

The San Carlos City lefty is hoping to steal the 122 pound title from Mexico's Daniel Ponce de Leon.

Peñalosa showed brilliant boxing last April 6 in his first title defense of the WBO bantamweight belt by beating challenger Ratanachai Sor Vorapin of Thailand. He retained his belt via a TKO in the 8th round. Dyan Castillejo