Philippines, 20 Feb 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Joaquin Henson

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Joaquin Henson



Biggest purse ever for Ancajas

By Joaquin Henson
PhilBoxing.com
28 Jan 2018



For IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, the rise to fame and fortune has been slow. But he’s not impatient. Ancajas knows his time will come to earn big bucks sooner or later. In the fourth defense of his title against Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 3, Ancajas will bankroll a career-high $95,000----not exactly a mind-boggling amount by Sen. Manny Pacquiao standards but he’s not complaining.

When Ancajas wrested the IBF crown from previously unbeaten McJoe Arroyo in Taguig in September 2016, he was paid $3,700 and had to cough up $1,000 for his share of the sanction fee. The purse improved to $40,000 for his first defense against Mexico’s Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Macau in January last year then increased to $60,000 for the second defense against Japan’s Teiru Kinosita in Brisbane last July. Ancajas took home $80,000 for stopping Ireland’s Jamie Conlan in his third defense in Belfast last November.

Ancajas is within reach of breaching six figures and he’ll surely make his breakthrough after disposing of Gonzalez. That’s why losing isn’t an option for Ancajas in facing the Mexican who has lost only once in 22 outings since turning pro in 2014. Gonzalez’ only loss was a unanimous six-round decision to Argi Cortes in Mexico two years ago. He bounced back from the defeat to win eight in a row, raising his record to 21-1, with 8 KOs.

Ancajas has also lost once in compiling a 28-1-1 record, with 19 KOs. That was a loss to Mark Anthony Geraldo on a majority 10-round decision in Lapu Lapu City in 2012. Ancajas has since been unbeaten in 15 fights.

Ancajas’ manager and trainer Joven Jimenez said the fighter is no spendthrift. “He saves his money for the future of his family,” said Jimenez, a former Philippine Navy fighter and boxing coach, in Pilipino. Ancajas and wife Ruth have two children Kyrie, 5, and Kyle, 2, both named after NBA players. Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver are Ancajas’ favorite players. Jimenez said Ancajas will use part of his purse for the finishing touches of his house, now 90 percent done, in Magallanes, Cavite. And a portion will go to build a dorm facility near the gym he constructed behind his house.

Ancajas, one of three children, was only three when his parents separated and keeps in close contact with both. He recently bought his father, now debilitated from a spinal injury suffered in a motorcycle accident, a home in Panabo where they’re from. Ancajas plans to buy his mother a home, too. So he also sets aside a sum from his purse for his parents, brother Jesar and sister Jean.

“For the gym and dorm, Jerwin and I split the expenses 50-50,” said Jimenez. “We’re thinking of building a two-storey, 10-bed dorm. We’ve been receiving inquiries from foreign boxers if they could train with us. We want to accommodate them.” Interest has been high from fighters in Australia and China where Ancajas has a fan following.

Ancajas, Jimenez, stablemate Mark Anthony Barriga, Atty. Epi Almeda and Jimenez’ brother Mark left Manila for Los Angeles last Thursday night. With a recommendation from Sen. Pacquiao, Ancajas was interviewed for a visa at the US Embassy the morning of his departure and issued his travel clearance in the afternoon.

The day after arriving in LA, Ancajas was featured in a media workout at the Wild Card Gym. He is scheduled to leave for Texas with his traveling party today. Former Australian flyweight and bantamweight champion Todd Makelim, who is half-Filipino, will fly in from Sydney to join the Ancajas team as a cornerman in Corpus Christi. Makelim will celebrate his 49th birthday on the day of the fight.


Back to Joaquin Henson's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • HISTORY OF NBA'S ALL STAR MVP
    By Eddie Alinea, 19 Feb 2018
  • William Silva headlines March 3 in Clearwater, FL
    By , 19 Feb 2018
  • Donnie Nietes breaks camp; Team declares they are ready
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, 19 Feb 2018
  • GONZALEZ WANTS TO FIGHT NIETES FOR THE VACANT WBO SUPERFLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 19 Feb 2018
  • Impressive victories by Subriel Matías and Alfredo Santiago against world title challengers in Fajardo, PR
    By , 19 Feb 2018
  • Garcia KOs Rios in 9th; Benavidez decisions Gavril
    By Ralph Rimpell, 18 Feb 2018
  • Unbeaten Caleb Plant Dominates Rogelio Medina on His Way to Unanimous Decision in Super Middleweight World Title Eliminator
    By , 18 Feb 2018
  • Heno defies home crowd, dethrones Sabillo at home
    By Jerome S. Galunan Jr., 18 Feb 2018
  • LORETO TKOS GARDE IN BACOLOD
    By Lito delos Reyes, 18 Feb 2018
  • NBA All-Star Saturday -- Mitchell wins dunk tilt, Booker is 3-point king
    By Nicholai R. Roska, 18 Feb 2018
  • Mary Ann Antolihao pitches a near-perfect game
    By Eddie Alinea, 18 Feb 2018
  • ESTRADA CLOSES CAMP IN MEXICO AHEAD OF RUNGVISAI SHOWDOWN
    By , 18 Feb 2018
  • Super Middleweight World Champions George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. World Boxing Super Series semifinals
    By , 17 Feb 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Carlo Biado, the newest Filipino world pool champion was once a golf course tee boy
    By Eddie Alinea, 17 Feb 2018
  • UFC's Sage Northcutt Gunning For Lead Movie Role After 'Creed 2' Snub
    By , 17 Feb 2018
  • BELTRAN CAPTURES WBO WORLD LIGHTWEIGH TITLE; KAVALIUSKAS DEFENDS NABF WELTER CROWN
    By , 17 Feb 2018
  • MAASIN CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION OF POSTHUMOUS RECOGNITION FOR THE LATE JOAQUIN ROJAS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 17 Feb 2018
  • Tyron Woodley: I'm Burying the Hatchet with Dana White, Here's Why
    By , 17 Feb 2018
  • Cebuano Merben Roque wins PCCOnline Chess Challenge
    By Marlon Bernardino, 17 Feb 2018
  • DANNY GARCIA vs. BRANDON RIOS FINAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES
    By , 17 Feb 2018





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.