Philippines seizes Boxing World Cup

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The 2007 Boxing World Cup belongs to the Philippines after beating Mexico with a score of 5-1.

Gerry Penalosa (52-6-2, 35 KOs) dethroned WBO bantamweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (34-6, 29 KOs) by spectacular seventh round knockout. Daniel Ponce De Leon (32-1, 29 KOs) impressively annihilated previously unbeaten challenger Rey Bautista (23-1, 17 KOs) in the first round of the main event. Z Gorres (27-2-1, 15 KOs) captured the IBF Junior Bantamweight Intercontinental Title with an eighth round TKO of former junior flyweight champion Eric Ortiz (26-7-1, 17 KOs). Unbeaten 18-year-old prospect A.J. Banal (14-0-1, 11 KOs) knocked down Jorge Cardenas (9-4-3, 6 KOs) early in round three. Junior featherweight Michael Domingo (32-14-2, 12 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten Miguel “Mickey Mouse” Roman (21-1, 15 KOs) in a six-round bout, 60-54 on all three cards in a fight that looked like it could go either way. Diosdado Gabi (30-3-1, 21 KOs) winning an exciting unanimous decision over Jose Angel Beranza (30-10-2, 25 KOs) in an eight-round junior bantamweight bout.

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