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Ancajas title defense reset to April

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:19 AM

Jerwin Ancajas' ninth title defense against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez in Las Vegas gets called off again

Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler

Rodriguez gets another crack at Ancajas crown in February

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas dangles his super flyweight title against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez months after their fight got scrapped

ALL SET. Jerwin Ancajas vies to defend his title for the ninth time next month in Las Vegas. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas gears up for 9th title defense in March

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:08 PM

An even busier 2020 awaits Jerwin Ancajas as he’s set to dangle the IBF super flyweight title thrice

CHAMP. Jerwin Ancajas twice defended his crown in 2019. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas’ next fight in March vs Japanese or Mexican

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas gears up for another busy year with 3 fights likely in the calendar

READY. Jerwin Ancajas immediately returns to training after the Christmas break. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas stakes crown vs Gonzalez in Mexico

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

After a postponement a month ago, the Filipino champ finally defends his IBF super flyweight against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez

Ancajas, Jimenez give more focus on technique, timing

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Jerwin Ancajas concentrates less on power and more on accuracy as his eighth title defense for his IBF super flyweight belt nears

PREPARED. Jerwin Ancajas is fit and ready for battle. Photo from Twitter/trboxing


Ancajas' new foe Gonzalez fights like original challenger – Jimenez

Nov 11, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Miguel Gonzalez replaces Jonathan Rodriguez as Jerwin Ancajas' new foe in the bout for the IBF super flyweight title

EXTEND REIGN. Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt against a new foe. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas resumes training for December title defense

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Jerwin Ancajas returns to work after his November 2 title duel was cancelled due to the visa issues of challenger Jonathan Rodriguez

LONG REIGN. Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF belt for the eighth time against a yet-to-be-named opponent. Photo from Twitter/@trboxing


Ancajas gives Duno good chances of besting Garcia

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Filipino boxer Romero Duno looks to upset highly touted American prospect Ryan Garcia

ALL SET. Both Ryan Garcia (left) and Romero Duno check in at 135 pounds during the official weigh-in. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Ancajas to train in Las Vegas for Mexico fight

Nov 01, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Instead of returning to the Philippines, Jerwin Ancajas says he will stay in the US after his title duel with Jonathan Rodriguez was called off

WAITING GAME. Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt possibly in Mexico. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas title defense called off

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Jerwin Ancajas keeps his IBF super flyweight belt with his eighth title defense likely to be moved to a later date

DOWN THE DRAIN. Jerwin Ancajas' three-month preparation goes for naught. Photo from Twitter/@trboxing


‘Happy' Ancajas makes weight ahead of title fight vs Rodriguez

Oct 31, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas looks all set for his eighth title defense versus Mexican Jonathan Rodriguez

READY. Jerwin Ancajas trains at Redondo Beach in California just days before his IBF title defense. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Down to 122 pounds, Ancajas hones skills for Rodriguez

Oct 28, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Jerwin Ancajas seeks to further lengthen his stint as IBF's longest reigning champion as he stakes his super flyweight belt against Jonathan Rodriguez

REIGNING CHAMPION. It will be Jerwin Ancajas' eighth title defense of his IBF crown. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas to spar with Pinoy pug in title duel buildup

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas and chief trainer Joven Jimenez bring up the level of their training

LEVEL UP. Jerwin Ancajas steps up his preparation for his fight against Jonathan Rodriguez. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas flies to Carson '95%' ready for title defense

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:01 PM

Filipino world champion Jerwin Ancajas remains 'right on track' as his title defense with Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez nears

TAPERING. Jerwin Ancajas heads to Los Angeles for the final stretch of his training. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Best of Ancajas for Rodriguez fight

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Jerwin Ancajas puts his IBF super flyweight crown on the line for the eighth time against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas reaches peak of training for 8th title defense vs Rodriguez

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas primes himself for the IBF super flyweight battle against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez

WORKING HARD. Jerwin Ancajas is on track in his preparations for his 8th title defense. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas trains hard for 8th title defense vs dangerous Rodriguez

Sep 16, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will be forced to keep his guard up against Jonathan Javier Rodriguez, who rendered his foe comatose in his last fight

DEFEND THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas seeks to keep his IBF super flyweight belt. File photo by Alvin Go/Rappler


Ancajas trains in ideal conditions for either Marin or Gonzalez

Aug 19, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Jerwin Ancajas is currently holed up at the Philippine Naval Education and Training Command in Zambales for his eighth title defense

PROMOTED. For his ring exploits, Jerwin Ancajas gets promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas moves training from Cavite to Zambales

Aug 05, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time against a yet to be disclosed opponent in October

NEW HOME. Jerwin Ancajas begins his preparations for his next title defense with a change of scenery. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas predicts Pacquiao will stop Thurman

Jul 20, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'He is so focused and intense. Parang may galit sa loob,' IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas says of Manny Pacquiao

Ancajas dreams of facing boxing idol Estrada

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Jerwin Ancajas and his team are in the process of setting up a unification crown showdown

HOPEFUL. Jerwin Ancajas is aiming to become the undisputed boxing world champion at 115 pounds. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ancajas gets promotion as world title unification collision vs Estrada looms

May 28, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Blessings are pouring for Jerwin Ancajas as he receives recognition from the Phiilippine Navy

RECOGNIZED. Jerwyn Ancajas nabs a promotion in the Philippine Navy. Photo from Jerwyn "Pretty Boy" Ancajas' Facebook

Ancajas fun run raises funds for poor students

May 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

After another successful title defense, Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas also puts in some good work outside the ring

DOING GOOD. Jerwin Ancajas makes the most out of his boxing break. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

IBF gives Jerwin Ancajas highest honor

May 09, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The pride of Panabo City remains as the longest reigning 115-pound champion among boxing’s major governing bodies.

TOP MAN. After a systematic demolition of Japanese Ryuichi Funai, Jerwin Ancajas gets the Jersey Joe Walcott plum from IBF. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas sees another tough foe in Moloney

May 07, 2019 - 3:15 PM

After stopping Japanese Ryuichi Funai, Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas expects another bruising battle against next opponent Andrew Moloney

STILL KING. Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight belt for the seventh time against  Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Juicier fights loom for Ancajas in U.S.

May 06, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Raking in about P8.5 million in his latest successful title defense, the Filipino boxing champion stands to receive more

STAY. Jerwin Ancajas will remain in the super flyweight division after the seventh title defense of his IBF belt. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Team Ancajas, Filipinos celebrate; Japanese delegation classy in loss

May 06, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Filipino champion defends his IBF super flyweight crown for the seventh time with a stoppage win over Ryuichi Funai

RESPECT. The camp of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai gamely pose for a photo with Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas (middle). Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas rates self 9 vs Funai; trainer Jimenez gives him 8

May 05, 2019 - 9:33 PM

'I can see through his eyes that he’s a goner,' Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas says of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai

Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Ancajas stops Funai in 7th title defense

May 05, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Filipino champion rediscovers his deadly form after settling for a split draw in his previous title defense

FINE FORM. Jerwin Ancajas proves too powerful and skillful for Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


No more ring surprises for Ancajas

May 04, 2019 - 10:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas vows he won't be caught off-guard in his title defense versus Japanese Ryuichi Funai

FEISTY. Jerwin Ancajas (left) plans to come out more aggressive in his seventh title defense versus Ryuichi Funai. Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Ancajas-Funai card a sellout, says Arum

May 04, 2019 - 6:26 PM

After his last 3 US fights failed to draw big crowds, Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt before a sellout crowd

TITLE RETENTION. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) looks to defend his IBF title for the seventh time against Japanese Ryuichi Funai. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas to weigh at least 128 on fight vs Funai

May 04, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Filipino boxer breezes through the scales in the official weigh-in for the seventh title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

ASIAN CLASH. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Japanese Ryuichi Funai tangle for the IBF super flyweight belt. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas solid 7-1 favorite to beat Funai, retain title

May 03, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Coming off a disappointing draw, Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas vows to defend his title 'in style’

TOP FORM. Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas (left) says he’ll be in his best shape when he faces Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

No rush, says trainer Jimenez on Ancajas’ title defense

May 02, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Jerwin Ancajas' team says the Filipino champion plans to revert to his wait-and-see style that netted consecutive knockout wins

ON TRACK. Jerwin Ancajas (right) trains with his team in Stockton, one of America’s former boxing hotbeds. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Funai confident of wresting world crown from Ancajas

May 01, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Ryuichi Funai describes Filipino Jerwin Ancajas as a 'strong champion,' but the Japanese challenge says he's prepared for his first crack at a world title

READY. Ryuichi Funai says he has sparred a total of 150 rounds with 4 partners. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler

Reedy Ancajas ready to dangle title vs Funai

May 01, 2019 - 8:27 AM

With the hard work over, Jerwin Ancajas is ready to impress in his seventh title defense

STEADY. Jerwin Ancajas is on track of reaching the 115-pound limit. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas down to 120, fine-tunes fight plans

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The Filipino champion dangles his IBF super flyweight belt against Japanese Ryuichi Funai

KEEPING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas will make his seventh title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas 95% ready as he leaves for U.S. title tiff

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The Filipino champion will be making his 7th title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

KEEPING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas nears his deadliest form heading into his title defense. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Pacquiao urges Ancajas to throw more punches

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:05 PM

'Use your left and right hand,' Manny Pacquiao advises IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas

STAYING ON TOP. Jerwin Ancajas looks to defend his crown against Japanese Ryuichi Funai in California next month. File photo by Alvin Brian Go

Ancajas embraces change to boost upcoming title defense

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Jerwin Ancajas aims to do better in his preparation for Japanese mandatory challenger Ryuichi Funai

AIMING HIGHER. Jerwin Ancajas wants to one-up his training for his May fight. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Ancajas 88% ready, says trainer Jimenez

Mar 14, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Filipino world champion Jerwin Ancajas vies for a more decisive victory in his seventh title defense against Japanese Ryuichi Funai

MORE FOCUSED. Jerwin Ancajas doesn’t want to settle for another split draw. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Out late, Jerwin Ancajas still hits training early

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:33 PM

After getting honored as one of the country’s top boxers, Jerwin Ancajas quickly gets back to training for his seventh defense of the IBF super flyweight crown

TOP GUN. Jerwin Ancajas, who’s gearing up for Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai, receives the major award for boxing in the 2019 PSA Awards. Photo release

Ancajas changes sparring stance

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:14 PM

After drawing Japanese Ryuichi Funai as his next foe, Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas shifts training gears

TITLE DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas prepares for the seventh defense of his IBF super flyweight crown. File photo by Alvin Brian Go

Ring warriors: Filipino boxing world champions of 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Some big names return and new faces also emerge as the Philippines thrives yet again in the international boxing scene


Ancajas draws foreign pugs to Survival Camp

Dec 24, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Southeast Asian fighters drop by the famed Survival Camp this December

BOXING DESTINATION. Jerwin Ancajas' Survival Camp attracts foreign boxers around the world to train there. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas lead the reigning Filipino world champions who will be honored in the 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit

PINOY PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao are among the Filipino fighters who made it a banner year for Philippine boxing. File photo

Ancajas starts training for Rungvisai title fight

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas wastes no time preparing for a potential unification title bout versus Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

READY. Jerwin Ancajas gears up for another possible US fight in January. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Ancajas sizes up potential Thai foe Rungvisai

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas eyes a unification bout against Thai star Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

REIGNING CHAMP. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (left) retains his WBC super flyweight title after a unanimous decision over Iran Diaz. Photo from ONE Championship