Dodie Boy Peñalosa

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This is a Philippine name. The family name Peñalosa is sometimes transliterated as Penalosa.
Dodie Boy Peñalosa
Real name Diosdado Peñalosa
Nickname(s) Dodie Boy
Rated at Flyweight
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Born (1962-11-19) November 19, 1962 (age 52)
San Carlos City, Philippines
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 31
Wins by KO 13
Losses 7
Draws 2
No contests 2

Diosdado "Dodie Boy" Peñalosa (born November 19, 1962, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Philippines) is a retired Filipino boxer and a former IBF champion in the light flyweight and flyweight classes.

Professional career[edit]

Peñalosa won the Philippine lightweight title on November 26, 1982 by a 12th round stoppage against Romy Austria. He defended it against Alfredo Guanzon on January 30, 1983 although the bout ended in a no-contest for unknown reasons.

In 1983, he became the first IBF light flyweight champion with a technical knockout win over Satoshi Shingaki who would later become the inaugural IBF bantamweight champion. He defended the title three times before vacating the belt. In 1986, he moved up to challenge WBA Flyweight Title holder Hilario Zapata but lost.

Peñalosa later captured the IBF Flyweight Title the following year with a knockout win over Hi Sup Shin. He lost the belt in his first defense to Chang-Ho Choi. In 1989, he would get another shot at the IBF Flyweight Title against Dave McAuley, but lost a split decision. He retired in 1995.

It was revealed that Peñalosa has been suffering from polio since he was born.[1]

Post retirement[edit]

He has since become the trainer of Nonito Donaire after the young boxer had a bitter split with his father.[2]

Together on April 19, 2009, the team defeated Raul Martinez in Donaire's third title defense of his IBF Flyweight championship, a belt he once held in 1987.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother, Gerry Peñalosa, is the WBO bantamweight champion. He has 3 children. His sons, Dodie Boy Peñalosa Jr.[4][5] and David, are also professional boxers.


  1. ^ "Dodie Boy Penalosa Clarifies Media Reports". Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Ex-champ Dodie Boy Peñalosa helps Donaire whip into shape". GMANews.TV. 2009-04-13. 
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  4. ^ Joaquin Henson (December 22, 2008). "Gerry to avenge Boom Boom's loss". The Philippine Star. p. 20. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  5. ^ Rene Bonsubre, Jr. (January 8, 2010). "Pedigree and Promise: Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Jr. Pro Debut on Jan. 23". Retrieved 2010-03-07. 

6. Cris Dela Paz Ilang (1980 to 1983) Strength Conditioning Coach. Manila, Philippines

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Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
IBF Light Flyweight Champion
10 Dec 1983–1986
Succeeded by
Jum-Hwan Choi
Preceded by
Hi-Sup Shin
IBF Flyweight Champion
22 Feb 1987– 5 Sep 1987
Succeeded by
Chang-Ho Choi