Tanzanian foe toughest test yet for Dave Peñalosa

first_imgDave (13-0, 9 KOs) is coming off a second-round knockout victory over an overmatched Indonesian in Ricky Manufoe two months ago in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.The younger Peñalosa knocked down Manufoe, who never had a chance, thrice and dealt him his 35th loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGerry said Tuwa (21-5-2, 14 KOs) won’t be a pushover and will give Dave a stiff challenge.“He (Tuwa) is one if not Dave’s toughest opponent to date,” Gerry, who is promoting the event under his GerryPens Promotions, Inc., said in Filipino on Saturday. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Former two-division champion Gerry Peñalosa believes his nephew Dave will be put to the test against Twalib Tuwa of Tanzania in their featherweight 10-rounder in Sunday’s main event pitting Filipino fighters against Tanzanians.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PH’s Garcia, partner win back-to-back ITF juniors crowns “I specifically asked the matchmaker to give Dave a tough opponent so that we will be tested and we can see what he’s all about.”The former super flyweight and bantamweight titleholder also thinks the fight won’t go the distance.“It won’t last 10 rounds because knowing Dave, right from the opening bell he’s gonna bring the fight. His opponent is a fighter as well so I’m sure someone’s going to go down.”Dave, 27, however, doesn’t want to look too far ahead.“I’m excited and at the same time I also feel pressure. Let’s see how the fight goes. If I get the chance to knock him out, of course I am going for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img