Peñalosa hopes to dis­cover stars in re­al­ity show

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Sports -

FOR­MER world cham­pion-turned-box­ing pro­moter Gerry Peñalosa will start his own box­ing re­al­ity show in search for the next box­ing su­per­star in the Philip­pines.

With Manny Pac­quiao, Nonito Don­aire Jr. and Don­nie Ni­etes in the twi­light of their il­lus­tri­ous box­ing ca­reers, Peñalosa wants to dis­cover some new tal­ent who could pos­si­bly be the Philip­pines’ next stars.

The two-divi­sion world cham­pion is part­ner­ing with ESPN5 and the se­ries will most likely kick off in April.

“The box­ers should have no more than 10 fights, have foughts at least six rounds and are all pro­fes­sional,” said Peñalosa of the re­quire­ments of the as­pir­ing box­ers.

The tour­na­ment has three di­vi­sions—fly­weight, ban­tamweight and feath­er­weight. Each divi­sion will be com­posed of eight box­ers and will fight six-rounders.

The win­ner moves on to the next round, while the loser goes home.

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