Happy Birthday Gerry Peñalosa
By Carlos Costa
Wed, 07 Aug 2019
He became one of the post popular and beloved Filipino boxers ever. Easy to smile, polite and friendly, the now retired, former two-division world champion Gerry Pe?alosa (55-8-2, 37 KO's), celebrates today, August 7, his 47th birthday.
A highly technical boxer known as "Fearless," the southpaw Gerry Pe?alosa battled the very best of fighters in world from minimumweight to bantamweight, no catch-weights, bringing glory and honor to the Philippines.
His skills and heart lead him to capture the WBC and lineal super flyweight world titles in 1997 as well to claim the WBO bantamweight world crown ten years later.
Yes, Gerry Pe?alosa fought anyone, anywhere from 1989 to 2010. Twenty-one years on top of the ring, and he loved every minute.
After completing a successful professional boxing career, Gerry became a successful boxing promoter. That's his job now, as well as being a husband and a father.
His promotional outfit GerryPens is currently producing the highly rated televised reality show Ultimate Boxing Series (UBS), being broadcast on ESPN5 Philippines.
Together with his beautiful wife Goodie, Gerry have formed a blessed happy and religious family, devoted the service of Our Lord Jesus. Happily and humbly, Pe?alosa is a role model for young boxers in our country.
His dear brother Dodie Boy Pe?alosa was also a two-weigh class world champion, and his nephews Carlo and Dave are world-ranked boxers with future in boxing.
What a wonderful opportunity for Philboxing to wish his old friend Gerry Pe?alosa so many blessings, health and happiness together with this beautiful family.
Happy birthday Gerry Pe?alosa!
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
SUPERB ROBINSON STOPS WRIGHT IN THE 6TH TO TAKE CLAIM EALI TROPHY
Mon, 06 Apr 2020Dentist Alfredo "Fred" Paez eyes Arena Grandmaster Title
By Marlon Bernardino, Mon, 06 Apr 2020SENSATIONAL WRIGHT BLASTS MONZON IN 8 TO FACE ROBINSON IN EWBSS DECIDER
Sun, 05 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART VI: SMALL MONTANA, ONE OF THE BEST TEN FILIPINO BOXERS BY ESPN
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 05 Apr 2020EWRIGHT-EMONZON PREVIEW: WILL WRIGHT TOO BE ALL WRONG FOR MONZON?
Sun, 05 Apr 2020Impact Boxing plans to give back with free boxing event
Sun, 05 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART V: CEFERINO GARCIA, THE FIRST ASIAN WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 04 Apr 2020GAB begs for poor boxers
By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 04 Apr 2020Remembering PH Boxing's Unsung Heroes: Part 4: Featuring Dommy Ursua
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Sat, 04 Apr 2020IM Daniel Quizon rules 1st All Dasmarinas Online Chess Tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 04 Apr 2020Introducing Super Featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White
Sat, 04 Apr 2020ROBINSON KO’S LAMOTTA IN THE 7TH TO PROGRESS TO SUNDAY’S EWBSS FINAL
Sat, 04 Apr 2020Top Heavyweight Contender Otto Wallin Featured in Salita Promotions’ Latest Episode of YouTube Series ‘Train Like a Boxer’
Sat, 04 Apr 2020MONZON BEATS LAMOTTA IN DRAMA TO SET-UP 'WINKY' WRIGHT EWBSS SEMI-FINAL
Fri, 03 Apr 2020South Central LA to Gold 1984 Olympic heavyweight champion Henry Tillman
Fri, 03 Apr 2020