Philippines, 15 Oct 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  


Arum calls Ancajas a fan favorite


PhilBoxing.com





CORPUS CHRISTI. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum had glowing remarks for IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas in the wake of the Filipino southpaw’s 10th round disposal of Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez at the American Bank Center here Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila).


“I’m impressed and I foresee Jerwin becoming a fan favorite not only in the US but all over the world,” said Arum. “Jerwin will make a name for himself in boxing not as the next Manny Pacquiao because there will never be another Manny Pacquiao but as Jerwin Ancajas.”

It was Ancajas’ US debut and his first fight in a two-year deal with Top Rank. Arum welcomed Ancajas as a rising star in his stable. Ancajas didn’t disappoint as he floored Gonzalez thrice in a one-sided affair.

But Ancajas’ discriminating manager and trainer Joven Jimenez said he could’ve been sharper. Jimenez said Ancajas was slower than usual in his delivery and rated the performance a 7 in a scale of 1 to 10. That’s not a passing mark in the classroom.

“Gonzalez was bigger so Jerwin didn’t want to take chances,” said Jimenez. “Gonzalez was out to counterpunch and bait Jerwin to come inside. I felt Jerwin could’ve shown better handspeed. Maybe, it’s because his previous fight was only in November. I think in fights at this high level, you’ll need to rest about five months. It’s not that Jerwin was burned out. It’s probably because the fights were too close to each other.”

But Jimenez said he’s not complaining. “Before the 10th round, I told Jerwin to coast and preserve himself to be aggressive in the 11th and 12th rounds,” he said. “I thought it would go the distance. I also told Jerwin if there’s an opportunity to finish him off, take it. I think Jerwin saw Gonzalez tiring out and that’s when he put on the pressure.”

Asked if Ancajas would be ready to climb the ring by April, Jimenez suddenly changed his tune about fighting too often. “Why not, if the money’s there,” he said with a twinkle in his eye.

Former Australian flyweight and bantamweight champion Todd Makelim, a half-Filipino who flew in from Sydney to work Ancajas’ corner as a cutman, said he wasn’t surprised by the ending. “That’s Jerwin for you,” he said. “He’ll chop down his opponent like a tree little by little until it falls. He’s a patient guy. He won’t go for a quick knockout unless it’s there waiting for him. I expected Gonzalez to run and he did, particularly after the fifth round. Jerwin did a good job of breaking down Gonzalez and it was just a matter of time before he fell.” Makelim said the win was a perfect 49th birthday gift to himself.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Joaquin Henson.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • SPORTS TRIVIA 8: STATS WHEN CRAWFORD STOPS BENAVIDEZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 15 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- FIVE WARRIORS TO TEAM USA?
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Heavy Handed Zach Dubnoff Eyes Pro Debut In December
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Abalo, Saraos, Salubre reign in Barroso Chess Cup
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • CRAWFORD SILENCES BENAVIDEZ (PHOTOS)
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • ANGEL 'TITO' ACOSTA DEFENDS WBO LIGHT FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH SECOND-ROUND KNOCKOUT AGAINST ABRAHAM RODRIGUEZ
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Prograis Makes Brief Stop Home Before Upcoming Fight
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Exciting Boxing Card Scheduled for the WBO Convention in Panama
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Gun violence victims in match to watch
    By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • LA FIGHT CLUB: FERDINAND KEROBYAN SHINES WITH EXPLOSIVE FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUT WIN AGAINST ROLANDO MENDIVIL
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • BRESTOVAC KO'S DINIZ & EGLI CHOKES OUT NEVES AT FFC 31
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • Undefeated Ruben Villa weighs in for Tonight's battle with Miguel Carrizoza
    By , Sun, 14 Oct 2018
  • NBA -- Kerr pays Winter a tribute
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • Rampage Jackson, I Broke My Hand Beating On Wanderlei Silva's Head
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • Metta World Peace & Ben Wallace Compare UFC 229 Brawl To Malice At The Palace
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • SPORTS TRIVIA 7: CRAWFORD WILL NOT FIGHT PACQUIAO ANYMORE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • ANGEL ACOSTA VS. ABRAHAM RODRIGRUEZ OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • US champion Ernesto Malazarte leads PECA Toril, Davao executive chessfest
    By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • Crawford-Benavidez Weigh-In Results and Photos
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • Broner or Berto for Manny before Floyd?
    By Joaquin Henson, Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • World Bare Knuckle FF “Rise of the Titans” on FITE. Main event, Bas Rutten is the new president and more
    By , Sat, 13 Oct 2018
  • Pacquiao out, Brook in Khan’s radar
    By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 12 Oct 2018
  • BATTLE OF FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGERS: JERUSALEM TO FACE LANDERO ON 'IDOL 4'
    By Dong Secuya, Fri, 12 Oct 2018
  • Nietes, Palicte await WBO advice
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 12 Oct 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.