The next generation of the Penalosa boxing clan once again takes center stage in the “Dugong Kampeon” on April 21 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Center.
Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr. will take on another foreign opponent in Indonesian journeyman Alex Buckie, while his brother Dave Penalosa faces JR Salvador.
Dodie Boy Jr. has so far been living up to his surname, logging an impressive 8-0 record, all via knockout.
Dodie Boy Jr. and Dave are sons of Dodie Boy Penalosa, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion in the light flyweight and flyweight classes.
Their father’s younger brother, Gerry Penalosa, is a former holder of the World Boxing Council (WBC) super flyweight and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight titles.
Dodie Boy Jr. didn’t even break a sweat in his last fight on Jan. 28 as he easily disposed of unheralded Superjames Sing-manasak at the Recom Dome in Caloocan City.
Dave, 2-0 with one knockout, also saw action in the same boxing show and stopped Rey Colambot in two rounds.
The 26-year-old Buckie is the most experienced boxer that the budding Dodie Boy Jr. will face in his career.
Although Buckie’s record looks dreadful at 13-25-6 with seven knockouts, he has only been knocked out five times and has had his share of fights against world-class opponents.