Pinoy Peñalosa wins via KO

Edwin G. Espejo

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Peñalosa used his height advantage at the opening round throwing lead lefts from a southpaw stance

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Lanky Dodie Boy Peñalosa Jr lured his opponent into coming in before unleashing a killer right cross that sent American Jesus Lule crashing on his back to the canvass, as the son of former two-division Filipino champion debuted with aplomb in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight.

Peñalosa used his height advantage at the opening round throwing lead lefts from a southpaw stance.

Lule tried to bore in but Peñalosa wisely avoided the onslaught and cleverly covered his body.

Lule continued to press in the second round and tried to pin Peñalosa to the ropes.

But the rising Filipino knockout artist uncorked a wicked right that caught Lule flush on the chin.

The referee stepped in to stop the fight without a count with 1:12 left in the second round of their 8-round scheduled fight.

It was the tenth knockout victory for Peñalosa in as many professional fights.

Sanchez survives near stoppage 

Ernie Sanchez, another Filipino boxer fighting in the undercard, survived a near stoppage in the second round and bounced back to eke a unanimous win against Coy Evans of the US. The scores were 78-73, 78-73 and 78-74.

Two other Filipino boxers are seeing action later with Marcito Gesta trying to overthrow reigning International Boxing Federation lightweight crown from Mexican Miguel Vazquez.

Micahel Fareñas will also vie for the World Boxing Association interim super featherweight against tough and undefeated Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa.

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