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Dave Apolinario

Flyweight

W18

HOMETOWN

  • Sarangani, Philippines

KO 13

STANCE

Southpaw

L 0

AGE

24

D 0

HEIGHT

5′ 5″
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About


On June 10, 2017, Apolinario marked his entry into the professional boxing scene with a debut victory over Prince Canonero, a fellow Filipino boxer. Impressively, he secured a first-round technical knockout (TKO) in his debut match, setting a strong foundation for his career.

Continuing his rise, Apolinario faced Rio Gulipatan just a month later and once again emerged triumphant, this time securing a unanimous decision (UD) victory after four rounds of combat.

His winning streak persisted as Apolinario prepared to take on Rudy Salaton in September 2017. In a display of his boxing prowess, he swiftly achieved a first-round TKO against Salaton.

Subsequent bouts showcased Apolinario’s skill and determination. He secured a fifth-round TKO victory over Rez Padrogane and, a few months later, a second-round knockout (KO) triumph against Frankie Batuon.

In a contest against Jenuel Lauza, Apolinario secured a clear victory with a unanimous decision (UD) from the judges after eight rounds, each scoring 80-72 in his favor. Returning to the flyweight division, he continued his success by defeating Charles Canedo through a second-round technical knockout (TKO).

A defining moment arrived as Apolinario clinched the WBC ABCO Youth flyweight title in a match against Michael Camelion in September 2018. Once again, he demonstrated his dominance with a unanimous decision (UD) victory over eight rounds, solidifying his claim to the vacant title.

His winning streak was unbroken as Apolinario swiftly knocked out Joan Imperial in the first round a few months later.

Over the subsequent months, Apolinario continued to impress with victories over Romshane Sarguilla and Adrian Lerasan, both through unanimous decisions (UD) after eight and ten rounds, respectively. He further solidified his prowess with a first-round TKO win over Arnold Garde, followed by a fifth-round victory over Richard Rosales via a referee technical decision (RTD).

After a pause of eleven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apolinario returned in November 2020 to claim another victory, this time through a referee technical decision (RTD) against Bonjun Loperez in the fourth round.

Apolinario’s achievements reached new heights as he secured the vacant WBA Asia flyweight title by achieving a technical knockout (TKO) victory over Charlie Malupangue in the fourth round in July 2021.

On February 5, 2022, Apolinario continued his winning streak by defeating Mike Kinaadman with a technical knockout (TKO) in the fifth round. In July 2022, he elevated his status by capturing the vacant IBO Flyweight title with a first-round knockout (KO) against Gideon Buthelezi.

A new chapter began when Apolinario signed with Japan-based Ohashi Promotions in June 2023, indicating a significant step forward in his boxing journey. Scheduled to make his Japan debut against Mexican veteran Brian Mosinos on August 30, 2023, Apolinario’s career trajectory continues to shine brightly.

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