Philippines, 18 Aug 2018
  Home >> News

 
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




 
News  


ANCAJAS GEARS UP FOR U.S. DEBUT


PhilBoxing.com




IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-1,19KO’s) will be making the fourth defense of his world title this February 3 against Mexican Israel Gonzalez (21-1,8KO’s) at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. This will also be the fourth time that Ancajas will defend overseas.

The 26 year old from Panabo, Davao del Norte will fight in the Unites States for the first time after signing a promotional deal with Top Rank last December.

“Our training is going well,” Ancajas’ trainer and manager Joven Jimenez told this writer, “We will be leaving for the U.S. on January 25.”

Two years ago, going into his title win against McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico, Ancajas attracted little attention from the media. Now, he gets more interviews on television and articles on national newspapers.

But this did not make Ancajas relax and sit on his laurels. In fact, it was reported that he was already back in the gym two weeks after beating Jamie Conlan by sixth round TKO in Belfast, Northern Ireland last November 18.

His training camp is based in Magallanes, Cavite where Team Ancajas hopes the facilities can also help up and coming Filipino fighters.

“His sparring partners now are Alan Alberca, Ernesto Saulong, John Mark Alimane, Pete Penitente and Daniel Lim,” Jimenez said.

Alberca and Penitente, a.k.a. Peter Apolinar, are both featherweights who were also part of Ancajas’ training for the Conlan fight. Lim, a junior welterweight and Alimane, a flyweight, are also regular sparring partners of Ancajas.

2017 was a busy but dominant year for Ancajas, having turned back the challenge of Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico (TKO7 in Macao), Teiru Kinoshita of Japan (TKO7 in Brisbane, Australia) and the sixth round victory against Conlan in the U.K.

But it was the win against Kinoshita, which was the main supporting bout for Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium, that showcased Ancajas before a worldwide audience.

The challenger Gonzalez has two familiar names on his resume – Mexican Ramon Garcia Hirales and Colombian Mauricio Fuentes.

Hirales lost his WBO light flyweight title to Donnie Nietes by unanimous decision in Bacolod City in 2011.

In 2014, Fuentes was knocked out by Johnriel Casimero in one round in Cebu City. This was the fight that saw Casimero lose his IBF junior flyweight world title on the scales for coming in overweight.

In 2016, Gonzalez beat Hirales by unanimous decision and he knocked out Fuentes twice.

Ancajas vs Gonzalez will be on the undercard of the WBO super middleweight title fight between champion Gilberto Ramirez of Mexico and Habib Ahmed of Ghana.

There is added pressure now for Ancajas to succeed. Not only is he making his United States debut on a Top Rank card which will guarantee more media attention. Being promoted by Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions will invite comparisons to the boxing icon’s rise in world-wide popularity after his U.S. debut. The Philippines also started 2018 with only two reigning world titleholders, the other being IBF flyweight champion Donnie Nietes.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • "ROCKY" STALLONE BELIEVES PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER REMATCH IS 99% CERTAIN
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 18 Aug 2018
  • Deontay Wilder Confronts Tyson Fury In Belfast, Real Or Fake?
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • Quotes from Omega Presscon in Mandaue, Cebu
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • WBO CHAMP VIC SALUDAR ATTENDS THE “DOUBLE RUMBLE” MANDAUE WEIGH-IN
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • WEIGHTS FROM MANDAUE FOR REGIONAL TITLES: ARANETA, TOMOGDAN; ZAYANI, MANCITO MAKE WEIGHT
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • 1954: Memorable for PH basketball
    By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • Dana White Says He Would've Kicked Tito Ortiz's Ass, But Tito Backed Out
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • Snips and Snipes 16 August 2018: Frampton Brings Boxing Back in Belfast
    By Eric Armit, Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • ANDREW CANCIO VS. DARDAN ZENUNAJ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • AC Fight Night Presser: Jennings + Hart Bring Philly Power to Boardwalk
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • Official "Homecoming" weights from Worcester, MA
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • Press Conference: Santiago-Miño, Ortiz-Ortiz, Matias-Prescott, Santiago-Figueroa
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • UNDEFEATED KNOCKOUT ARTIST JON FERNANDEZ TO FACE FELLOW 130-POUND PROSPECT O’SHAQUIE FOSTER FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • CARL FRAMPTON vs. LUKE JACKSON FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • Selina Barrios' Opponent Announced, Faces Patricia Juarez, Sister of WBC Bantamweight Champion Marina "Barbie" Juarez on September 22 in Corpus Christi
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • ABS CBN S+A Replays ALA's IDOL 3 on August 17, 25 & 27
    By Carlos Costa, Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • Boxing photographer Emily Harney Enters ring to KO Cancer
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • 12-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JAMES TONEY CONFIRMED FOR FOURTH ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO
    By , Fri, 17 Aug 2018
  • CANELO-GGG UPDATE 2: ALVAREZ WILL ADJUST AND WIN SAYS DE LA HOYA; HE RAN IN THE FIRST FIGHT SAYS SANCHEZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 16 Aug 2018
  • Greg Cohen Promotions Signs Undefeated Canadian Heavyweight Champion Mladen ‘Monster’ Miljas to a Promotional Contract
    By , Thu, 16 Aug 2018
  • Filipino chess wizard Jayson Jacobo Tiburcio bags silver medal in 2018 CAP International Youth Chess Open Championships in Chinese-Taipei
    By Marlon Bernardino, Thu, 16 Aug 2018
  • From 1951 to 1962, Pinoy cagers lorded it over their counterparts in Asiad
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 16 Aug 2018
  • CANELO INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL: "IN THE FIRST FIGHT, I LEARNED I CAN HURT GOLOVKIN, CAN KNOCK HIM OUT"
    By , Thu, 16 Aug 2018
  • Media Workout Notes & Quotes: Bryant Jennings Ready For Heavyweight Showdown
    By , Thu, 16 Aug 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.