Dodie Boy Peñalosa

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Dodie Boy Penalosa
Real name Diosdado Jumaran Penalosa
Nickname(s) Dodie Boy
Height 5 ft. 5 in. (165 cm.)
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Born (1962-11-19) November 19, 1962 (age 55)
San Carlos, Philippines
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 31
Wins by KO 13
Losses 7
Draws 3
No contests 1

Diosdado "Dodie Boy" Peñalosa (born November 19, 1962) is a Filipino former professional boxer who won the IBF light flyweight and flyweight titles.

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dodie Boy Penalosa Clarifies Media Reports". Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Ex-champ Dodie Boy Peñalosa helps Donaire whip into shape". GMANews.TV. 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  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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Inaugural Champion IBF light flyweight champion
December 10, 1983 – 1986
Title next held by
Choi Jum-hwan
Preceded by
Shin Hi-sup
IBF flyweight champion
February 22, 1987 – September 5, 1987
Succeeded by
Choi Chang-ho