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|Real name||Rolando Bohol|
|Rated at||Flyweight & Super Flyweight|
December 25, 1965 |
Himamaylan, Negros Occidental, Philippines
|Wins by KO||7|
Rolando Bohol is the former world boxing champion from the Philippines. He turned professional in 1984 and got a draw on his first match. After 15 matches (13 wins and 2 draws), Bohol lost to Dadoy Andujar by a 10-round decision on September 29, 1985. His first fight outside home soil took place in Korea on July 20, 1986.
Eleven bouts later, he won the International Boxing Federation I.B.F World Flyweight title on January 16, 1988, by defeating Chang Ho Choi in Manila and regained the world title back for the Philippines, which former world champion Dodie "Boy" Penalosa lost to Choi by an 11-round knock-out four months earlier. Bohol defended the title successfully by defeating Cho Woon Park by unanimous decision on May 6 that year. Shortly, he lost it to Duke McKenzie who stopped him in 11 rounds on October 5, 1988.
Bohol won the Oriental & Pacific Boxing Federation O.P.B.F Super Flyweight title against Thailand's Maphai Narachavat by a knock-out in 6 rounds. He successfully defended the title by defeating former International Boxing Federation I.B.F World Fyweight champion Jong Kwan Chung by unanimous decision. In that same year, he lost the title against Tatsuya Sugi. He would later avenge this loss against Sugi via a tenth round knock-out in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 21, 1994. After a major car accident in Honolulu, Hawaii, which propelled Rolando's retirement plans quicker than he expected, Bohol moved to Las Vegas in 2006. Rolando Bohol currently owns a internet electronics store operating from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, where he resides.
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