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Somodio says Ancajas can't take Conlan lightly

By Joaquin Henson
PhilBoxing.com
18 Nov 2017



LOS ANGELES. Boxing trainer Freddie Roach’s chief assistant Marvin Somodio said IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is up against a durable challenger when he battles unbeaten Jamie Conlan at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, tonight.

Somodio, who has lived here since moving from his base in Baguio to work with Roach at the Wild Card Gym five years ago, said Ancajas might need a knockout to retain his crown in Conlan’s hometown. But he said the Filipino titlist has what it takes to get the job done.

“Don’t take Conlan lightly,” said Somodio. “I watched his fight against (Anthony) Nelson and Conlan went down twice but got up to score a knockout. He’s a tough guy and Jerwin will have his hands full. But Jerwin is more experienced, more versatile. I’m confident he’ll beat Conlan.”

The referee for the fight will be Steve Gray from Springfield, New Jersey. The judges are Filipino veteran Silvestre Abainza, Julie Lederman from West Nyack, New York and Dave Paris from Walk Woodlesford, Leeds, UK. The IBF allows a judge from one fighter’s home country and another judge from the other fighter’s home country to join a neutral judge in the panel. In contrast, the WBA insists that all three judges come from neutral countries in world title bouts.

It will be Abainza’s first trip to Ireland and first assignment with the IBF. Abainza, 64, is a long-time licensed WBA referee and judge. Abainza has never worked a fight with Gray before. Ancajas and his manager Joven Jimenez left Manila for Belfast last week. Abainza was advised of his assignment late but managed to obtain his UK visa in time for his departure last Wednesday. He will also be a judge in the IBF Intercontinental superfeatherweight title bout between Jono Carroll and Humberto de Santiago in the undercard.

Ancajas, 25, will make the third defense of his IBF belt. His record is 27-1-1, with 18 KOs, and he has won his last 14 outings since suffering a loss by majority decision to Mark Anthony Geraldo in Cebu in 2012. Conlan, 31, has a 19-0 record, with 11 KOs. His biggest win was when he survived knockdowns in rounds three and seven to stop Nelson in the eighth with a body shot for the British Commonwealth superflyweight crown in Hackney Wick last year.

Somodio, 33, is now busy training WBO lightmiddleweight champion Miguel Cotto for his farewell fight against Brooklyn’s Sadam Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 2. Last Saturday, Somodio supervised Cotto’s sparring at the Wild Card Gym while Roach attended to superlightweight contender Jose Ramirez’ fight against Mike Reed in Fresno. Ramirez, who is also trained by Somodio, scored a second round knockout to seal an appointment with Amir Imam for the vacant WBC 140-pound title in Fresno on Feb. 16.

“If Freddie is out, I stay behind in the gym,” said Somodio. “I was with Ramirez for the media workout in Fresno then went back to L. A. before Freddie left to work the fight. I met Freddie when he trained Manny (Pacquiao) in Baguio for the Cotto fight in 2009 and he invited me to work with him in L. A. I was denied a US visa twice until Manny vouched for me. Since working with Freddie, I’ve traveled to a lot of places for fights, including four trips to Russia, trips all over the US, trips to Mexico, Puerto Rico and China. One of the highlights of my career was when I joined Freddie in Manny’s corner for the fight against Brandon Rios in Macau. That was the first and only time I was with Freddie in Manny’s corner.”

Somodio said composure is one of the key things he learned from Roach. “When I’m in a fighter’s corner and I see my fighter hurt during a fight, I don’t scream,” he said. “If I scream, it’ll just make him panic. What I do is pray. Then, if he survives the round, I get him to regroup during the break in between rounds. I’m not the type to scream. Freddie’s the best teacher and Manny’s the best fighter I’ve ever seen. I owe everything to both of them.”

Photo: IBF world champion Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines (R) and his challenger Jamie Conlan of Ireland come face to face during Friday's weighin.


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