Philippines, 20 May 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  


BONSUBRE: ANCAJAS AND THE PACQUIAO COMPARISON


PhilBoxing.com




Jerwin Ancajas did what was expected from him and retained the IBF world super flyweight title by TKO in the tenth round against his Mexican challenger Israel Gonzalez.

The southpaw Ancajas showed his powerful right jab in the opening round. During an early exchange, Ancajas ducked to avoid Gonzalez’s combos and then caught the Mexican with a left hook to the jaw for the first knockdown of the fight.

Ancajas showed patience in landing well placed shots in the subsequent rounds. Gonzalez was game and had his moments. Ancajas’ cornerman Joven Jimenez was heard on TV constantly reminding his fighter to throw his jab and keep his hands up so as to not allow Gonzalez to change the momentum with a hard shot.

Gonzalez pressed the action at the start of the fifth knowing he was in a deep hole as far as the scorecards were concerned. But Jerwin landed the cleaner and more powerful blows. Jimenez also instructed Ancajas to throw more combinations and shorter punches.

Ancajas applied the coup de grace in the tenth, using his straight left to drop Gonzalez again. The challenger got up but Ancajas pounced and decked him again. Referee Rafael Ramos correctly stopped it, saving Gonzalez from unnecessary punishment.

To Gonzalez’s credit, he performed better than Ancajas’ previous three challengers.

Ancajas is now 29W-1L-1D,20KO’s. Gonzalez drops to his second loss at 21W-2L,8KO’s.

Former WBC light flyweight champ Rodel Mayol and philboxing correspondent Epifanio Almeda think that Ancajas has matured as a fighter.

“Hinog na.” Mayol and Almeda told this writer in separate messages.

Ancajas is promoted by Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions. That alone invites comparisons in his U.S. debut. He was also signed up by Top Rank which guarantees more media attention.

But Ancajas is not the unstoppable force of nature that Pacquiao was in his prime.

Jerwin is a technician and his methodical style works for him. He now has four title defenses all by TKO. He should not change the way he fights just to please the casual fans.

We should give him credit though that he has shown he can handle the pressure and the media attention.

There is a looming all-Filipino showdown with mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan which will guarantee a lot of press here in the Philippines.

The Pacquiao comparison is good in the sense that more people are talking about Ancajas. Philippine boxing needs a boost and needs a new star. For the past few years the number boxing shows on Philippine television have dwindled. Local fights are still not shown live on free TV in the Philippines.

The Philippines currently only has two world champions, the other being IBF flyweight champ Donnie Nietes.

Filipino fight fans and television network bosses should realize that there is only one Manny Pacquiao.

I understand the profit side of the network business but TV execs should also know that Ancajas is not alone. There are many like him out there waiting for their chance to shine.

Ancajas spent the better part of his career hidden from the television cameras until he fought in Macao.

Do we really need a foreign promotional company to remind us of the abundance of talent that we have?


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


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Fortune prefers intense training program for Pacquao
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • ADONIS STEVENSON RETAINS WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER BATTLING BADOU JACK TO MAJORITY DRAW
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • JOSH WARRINGTON UPSETS LEE SELBY TO EARN THE IBF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN FANS (VIDEO)
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Japanese Nakagawa Captures WBA Asia East Belt at Elorde Sports Complex in Manila (FIGHT PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Vallespin, Semillano, Balaba, Pelesio, Navarro Score Wins @ Elorde Complex in Parañaque, Metro Manila
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • PLANIA AND PETALCORIN STOP FOES IN POLOMOLOK
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Subriel Matías shines; defeated Mexican Adrián Estrella
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • TZOURAMANIS ON TRACK FOR PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE UNDERCARD
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • ANCAJAS-SULTAN FILIPINO COMMUNITY “MEET AND GREET” (PHOTOS)
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • MP Promotions Signs Agreement with Havas Sports for Distribution Rights
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • The Moloney Twin Brothers Score WBA Oceania Title Wins in Melbourne
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: Austria, China A & B and Chinese Taipei are the final four in Shanghai
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Super Middleweight Marquis Moore remains undefeated with unanimous decision over Troy Artis in Queens, New York
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • SPLIT-T MANAGEMENT SIGNS UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT ERICK DE LEON
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Pacquiao Thanks Fight Saboteurs for Extra Publicity
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • Australia, Turkey, Japan and England to host WBO bouts
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: PH to host the 2030 Asian Games?
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 19 May 2018
  • UFC Star To Colby Covington, I Wanna Punch A Hole Through Your Head!
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: China B overpowers Philippines, 9-1
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: Down to the final eight in Shanghai
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • ARMAN SUBASTE BAGS 2 GOLD AND 1 SILVER FROM NATIONAL PARA GAMES
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • BONSUBRE: WILL ROMERO DUNO CONTINUE TO THRIVE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT?
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 19 May 2018
  • ADONIS STEVENSON vs. BADOU JACK; GARY RUSSELL JR. VS. JOSEPH DIAZ JR. FINAL WEIGHTS
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • LEE SELBY vs. JOSH WARRINGTON FINAL WEIGHTS AHEAD OF IBF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
    By , Sat, 19 May 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.