Ancajas to defend title against Rodriguez
By Lito delos Reyes
Tue, 19 Jan 2021
DAVAO CITY – Reigning International Boxing Federation World super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas of Panabo City will defend his title against Jonathan Javier “Titan” Rodriguez of Mexico.
The date and venue have yet to be confirmed.
“Ready po siya noong March pa alam niya na ganun ang laban sa US kaya handa siya (He was ready in March, he knew that was the case against the US, so he was ready),” said Ancajas’ manager-trainer Joven Jimenez.
The 29-year-old Ancajas (32W-1L-2D, 22KOS) will be making his 9th title defense of the crown he won against McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico via a unanimous decision in 2016 at the Jurado Hall of the Philippine Marine Corp, Barangay Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.
Ancajas did not have a fight last year because of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.
His last fight was against Miguel Gonzalez of Chile, who he beat by a technical knockout in the 6th round on Dec. 7, 2019 in Mexico.
Ancajas' weight is 138 lbs. right now.
“Kondisyon po kase tuloy tuloy training niya muna pa noong January (He is in condition because his training has started last January),” said Jimenez.
Ancajas has been training in the morning and afternoon with his sparring mates Jonas “Zorro” Sultan (16W-5L-0D, 10KOs) and Eumir Felix Marcial both of Zamboanga City.
Rodriguez (22W-1L-0D, 16KOs), on the other hand, last fought against Julian Yedras of Mexico, who he knocked out in the 1st round on Dec. 4, 2020 at Las Lomas in Monterrey.
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