The Peñalosa brothers, Dodie Boy Jr. and Dave, remained unbeaten, scoring knockout victories over their opponents on Saturday at the Mandaluyong Gym in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. Bernabe Conception and Eden Sonsona fought to a draw in the main event.
Junior lightweight fringe contender Michael Farenas kept his world title dreams alive with a stay busy fifth-round stoppage of Jesus Rios on Friday in Pasay City, Philippines. Farenas’ manager Gerry Penalosa says he’s ready for two-division beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez.
Entering Saturday night’s fight with Jorge Arce, Nonito Donaire said his Filipino fans are “in pain,” many imploring him to “Do it for Manny,” and “Lift our country back up again” in the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.