Gerry Peñalosa protegé up against unknown foe

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 16 2008 03:34 PM | Updated as of May 16 2008 11:34 PM


Michael Farenas, a protegé of World Boxing Organization bantamweight king Gerry Peñalosa, will be up against a relatively unknown opponent for the clash in Aguacalientes, Mexico on May 17, Philboxing.com reported Friday.

However, Farenas said that it does not really matter if his opponent is well-known or not. And in this case, its Fermin de los Santos

On Thursday, Farenas went on full swing for his training under Freddie Roach.

"One thing that was readily noticeable was the changes in the speed and the delivery of his punches. The timing was excellent and the volume has increased," Philboxing.com reported.

The report even quoted one ringside spectator who said "he (Farenas) sure is getting to be like Gerry”.

Farenas and his team will leave for Mexico Friday (Saturday in Manila).

The 23-year-old Farenas has a win-loss-draw card of 20-2-2 with 18 victories coming by way of knockout. Boxrec.com ranked him 104/1084.

Boxrec.com ranked de los Santos at 124/1084 and placed him with a 10-11-1 slate with 7 KOs.