July 5th 1986-University of Life Training & Recreational Arena (ULTRA), Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Dodie Boy Penalosa (18-0-1, 7) Vs Hilario Zapata (32-5, 11)
In 1986 Filipino Dodie Boy Penalosa moved up in weight, from Light Flyweight where he was the IBF champion to Flyweight, to challenge Hilario Zapata.
August 12th 1995-Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Dodie Boy Penalosa (31-7-3, 13) vs Julius Tarona (20-13-1, 7)
Filipino fighter Dodie Boy Penalosa saw his career come to an end in 1995 following a very controversial and dirty fight against fellow Filipino Julius Tarona. The fight was so controversial and had such a confusing ending that even the commentator couldn't explain the chaos, and sounded more and more confused as the whole thing descended into chaos and eventually a post fight brawl, then a riot.
February 22nd 1987- Indoor Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea
Hi-Sup Shin (37-2-1, 22) Vs Dodie Boy Penalosa (19-1-1, 8)
Through the 1980's the Korean boxing scene was one of the most exciting as it gave us not only a huge selection of good fighters but also a lot of action fights and fights that seemed able to come alive at a moments notice. One such fight saw the then IBF Flyweight champion Hi-Sup Shin battle against Filipino Dodie Boy Penalosa, a former IBF Light Flyweight champion. We have to say that this one starts slowly but erupts before the ending as the pace suddenly picks up.
December 10th 1983- Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Dodie Boy Penalosa (12-0-1, 4) Jr Vs Satoshi Shingaki (4-0-1, 3)
Until very recently the Japanese Boxing Commission refused to acknowledge the IBF. That however didn't stop two Japanese men fighting under a an IBF based Japanese sanctioning body. One of those was Ken Kasugai, who fought and lost against Ju-Do Chun, the other was Satoshi Shingaki who fought his first IBF title fight against Filipino fighter Dodie Boy Penalosa. The bout bout between Penalosa and Shingaki was for the inaugural IBF Light Flyweight title and would help set both men on their careers with each man eventually winning IBF titles before retiring.
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