2008-04-06 Gerry Penalosa w rsc 8 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin (Singwancha), Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - WBO

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2008-04-06 Gerry Penalosa w rsc 8 Ratanachai Sor Vorapin (Singwancha), Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez.

On 28 March, Fernando Montiel knocked out Diego Oscar Silva inside three rounds at The Bullring, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico to win the vacant WBO ‘interim’ title.

A few weeks later, on 25 April, Penalosa was stripped of the title having not made a defence for over a year and Montiel was appointed champion.