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LOOK: Jerwin Ancajas gears up for first all-Filipino world title bout in 93 years

May 20, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Filipino champion puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 5th time against compatriot Jonas Sultan

DEFENDING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas eyes to defeat compatriot Jonas Sultan in his 5th title defense for his IBF super flyweight title. Photo from Alvin Brian Go

Ancajas has mixed feelings in bout vs compatriot Sultan: 'Paano ka magsasaya?'

May 12, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The two fighters make history as they face in the first all-Filipino world title bout since 1925

RISING. Jerwin Ancajas says his upcoming world title fight against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan is a testament of the Philippine's level in the international boxing scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ancajas, Yafai out to defend titles before potential unification bout

May 01, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Filipino Jerwin Ancajas and British Khalid Yafai fight on the same card in Fresno, but both may be on course for a unifier

ALL-FILIPINO. Jerwin Ancajas is deep in training for his mandatory title defense against compatriot Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ancajas feels pressure in facing fellow Filipino Sultan on May 26

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Critics deem the fight to be 'not as exciting' just because it's a Pinoy vs Pinoy bout

HEADLINE. Jonas Sultan (left) and Jerwin Ancajas will be headline their own bout in ESPN on May 26. Photos by Ryan Songalia/Rappler (Sultan) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Ancajas)

Jerwin Ancajas faces Jonas Sultan in an all-Filipino world title bout

Mar 13, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Ancajas' mandatory IBF junior bantamweight title defense is set on April 14, 2018

ALL-FILIPINO. Jonas Sultan and Jerwin Ancajas will be making history as they will square off in the first All-Filipino world title fight in the US. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler (Sultan) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Ancajas)

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

Jerwin Ancajas remains world champ via TKO in rousing U.S. debut

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Jerwin Ancajas does not let it go the distance to retain his IBF junior bantamweight world title

STOPPAGE. Jerwin Ancajas makes a statement win in his US debut. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Before becoming champion, Jerwin Ancajas fought poverty and hunger

Jan 19, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Even as his popularity rises, Ancajas never loses sight of his early struggles and sacrifices

HUNGER TO SUCCEED. Jerwin Ancajas recalls days before he was champion when his father struggled to feed him and his siblings.

The next Manny Pacquiao? No, he's the first Jerwin Ancajas

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:45 AM

Jerwin Ancajas admits feeling pressured to live up to the 'next Manny Pacquiao' tag, but he's focused on making his own legacy

PROTÉGÉ. There are some similarities between Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao, but Ancajas is focused on building his own identity as a champion. Photo from Pacquiao's Facebook page

Jerwin Ancajas signs two-year deal with Top Rank

Dec 25, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will fight the first bout of his deal with Top Rank on February 3 in Texas

NEW DEAL. Jerwin Ancajas will now be promoted by Top Rank, which had guided the careers of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

2017: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 23, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Jerwin Ancajas has a breakout year, while champions and contenders rise up on the ever-changing scene of Philippine boxing

Jerwin Ancajas to defend title against Israel Gonzalez in U.S. debut

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will face a once-beaten Mexican in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 3, 2018

NEXT DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas will make his US debut in February, 17 years after his promoter Manny Pacquiao first fought there. Photo By Alvin S. Go/Team Ancajas

Jerwin Ancajas dismantles Jamie Conlan, retains title by sixth round TKO

Nov 19, 2017 - 6:52 AM

Jerwin Ancajas turns in his most destructive performance to date, dropping Jamie Conlan 3 times before the referee waves off the contest

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas scores 3 knockdowns of Jamie Conlan to retain the IBF junior bantamweight championship. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas dares to be a great champion

Nov 10, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Jerwin Ancajas has been champion for a year, but remains unspoiled by the trappings of success as he heads into his title defense against Jamie Conlan

HOSTILE TERRITORY. Jerwin Ancajas will pursue a unification fight with Naoya Inoue if he gets past Belfast's Jamie Conlan, his trainer/manager Joven Jimenez says. Photo by Franz Lopez

Ancajas to face 'hostile, volatile cauldron' in Belfast title defense, says Conlan

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Jamie Conlan believes the Filipino challenger will have a tough time dealing with the partisan crowd when they fight November 18 in Belfast

IBF junior bantamweight titleholder Jerwin Ancajas will have to contend with Jamie Conlan - and thousands of screaming fans -  in his third title defense. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to defend junior bantamweight title vs Irish brawler Jamie Conlan

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:49 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will risk his IBF junior bantamweight title in Jamie Conlan's hometown of Belfast on November 18.

ROAD TRIP. Jerwin Ancajas will travel to a third different country for his third world title defense when he faces Jamie Conlan. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Humble Sultan admits he must improve before facing champion Ancajas

Sep 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Jonas Sultan is now the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas after defeating Johnriel Casimero

NUMBER ONE CONTENDER. Jonas Sultan may now be number one contender, but he admits he needs "more practice and hard training" before he faces Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

In Johnriel Casimero’s crosshairs: Sultan, Ancajas, then Srisaket

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Johnriel Casimero had to adjust his plans after his dream fight with Roman Gonzalez died on the vine Now he sets his ultimate goal on Gonzalez s conqueror Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

TITLE ELIMINATOR. Johnriel Casimero doesn't believe his opponent Jonas Sultan is a dangerous foe: "Maybe I am a dangerous fighter to him." File photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Casimero to face Sultan, setting stage for all-Filipino world title fight

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The winner will be the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas

ALL-FILIPINO ELIMINATOR. Two-division world champ Johnriel Casimero will face Jonas Sultan in a world title eliminator for the right to face IBF junior bantamweight champ Jerwin Ancajas. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ancajas scores punishing TKO of Kinoshita to retain IBF title

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Jerwin Ancajas makes the most of the spotlight stopping Teiru Kinoshita in the 7th round to retain the IBF junior bantamweight title

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas breaks down Teiru Kinoshita to retain his IBF junior bantamweight title. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao, Horn at the scales in Brisbane

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn both make weight as do Jerwin Ancajas and Teiru Kinoshita for their respective world title fights

Photo by Wendell Alinea

No weight issues for Pacquiao, Horn in Brisbane

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:26 AM

Manny Pacquiao weighs 146 pounds while Jeff Horn checks in at 147

UP TO SCALE. Jeff Horn makes the 147-pound limit while Pacquiao has no trouble on the scales. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

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Jun 30, 2017 - 8:24 PM

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WATCH: Jerwin Ancajas is ready for primetime

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Ancajas may not get much recognition walking down the street just yet but that could change in the near future

EXPOSURE. Jerwin Ancajas had no Philippine TV coverage for his world title victory or first defense, but will have the world as his stage underneath the Pacquiao-Horn fight. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Pacquiao vs Horn - Battle of Brisbane

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Follow live updates of the Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn WBO welterweight title fight plus IBF junior bantamweight champ Jerwin Ancajas vs Teiru Kinoshita

Jerwin Ancajas gets spotlight of a lifetime on Pacquiao-Horn card

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will get his biggest exposure – and payday – for his second title defense in the Pacquiao Horn co main event

CHAMPION'S SPOTLIGHT. Jerwin Ancajas (L), seen alongside Irish Olympic star Michael Conlan, will be making a career-high payday and having his highest exposure in the co-featured fight below Pacquiao-Horn. Photo from Ancajas' Facebook

Ancajas to defend title against Kinoshita on Pacquiao-Horn card

May 10, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Ancajas will face his Japanese mandatory challenger in Brisbane Australia

NEXT DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas will face Teiru Kinoshita on July 2. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH boxing celebrated at the 17th Elorde Awards

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

Champions from today tomorrow and yesterday are honored at the annual awards banquet held by the Elorde family

Johnny Elorde with former champs Ronnie Magramo, Rene Barrientos, Donnie Nietes and Rolando Navarrete.

Jerwin Ancajas can bring excitement back to PH boxing – trainer

Feb 05, 2017 - 8:35 PM

After his best performance to date the IBF junior bantamweight champion and his trainer want to stage his next fight in the Philippines to build up his popularity

NEW CHAMPION. The trainer of Jerwin Ancajas believes his fighter can become a major star in the Philippines - if the Filipino people can get a chance to see his championship fights. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ancajas retains IBF title with eighth round TKO of Rodriguez

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The fight is stopped at the start of the eighth round when Rodriguez complains of a shoulder injury

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas threw everything at Jose Alfredo Rodriguez for 7 rounds before the fight was stopped by ringside physicians. File photo by Rappler

Ancajas not intimidated by Rodriguez before first title defense

Jan 28, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Jerwin Ancajas weighs in at 114 while Jose Alfredo Rodriguez is slightly heavier at 114 6

FIRST DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas wasn't intimidated by Jose Alfredo Rodriguez's attempts to get inside his head, says trainer Joven Jimenez. Photo from Team Ancajas

Fight has just begun for boxer Jerwin Ancajas

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Jerwin Ancajas is set for a life changing payday in the first defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title in Macau

GIVING BACK. Jerwin Ancajas used his bonus from promoter Manny Pacquiao to buy his father a home in Panabo City. Ancajas will make a much larger payday for the first defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez on January 29 in Macau. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2016: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:13 PM

From Pacquiao to Casimero to Donaire look back at the year that was in Philippine boxing

Ancajas to defend title against Mexico's Rodriguez

Dec 28, 2016 - 2:10 PM

IBF junior bantamweight titleholder Jerwin Ancajas will meet Mexican Jose Alfredo Rodriguez on January 29 in Macau

FIRST DEFENSE Jerwin Ancajas will meet Mexico's Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, the number 15 ranked contender who is coming off 3 straight victories. Photo by Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to make first world title defense in Macau

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF junior bantamweight title on January 29 in Macau but an opponent has yet to be announced

FIRST DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas, seen during his title win over McJoe Arroyo, will make a return to Macau for his first title defense. Photo by Rappler

WATCH: Jerwin Ancajas vs McJoe Arroyo full fight video

Sep 04, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Watch as Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas wrests the IBF junior bantamweight championship from Puerto Rico s McJoe Arroyo

Ancajas stuns Arroyo to win IBF junior bantamweight title

Sep 03, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas dedicates his title win to his native Davao after defeating Puerto Rico s McJoe Arroyo by unanimous decision

NEW CHAMP. Jerwin Ancajas used his lethal right jab and quick left crosses to defeat the incumbent champion McJoe Arroyo. Photo by Rappler

Boxer Jerwin Ancajas makes big money gamble in world title shot

Sep 02, 2016 - 4:19 PM

Jerwin Ancajas could have made 40 000 to fight in Puerto Rico He ll make just over 3 000 to fight McJoe Arroyo in the Philippines hoping to win the title and earn more in the future

BIG FIGHT GAMBLE. Jerwin Ancajas (R) will have home court advantage for his fight against IBF junior bantamweight champ McJoe Arroyo. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

IBF champ Arroyo, Ancajas meet Pacquiao at PH Senate

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:10 PM

IBF junior bantamweight champ McJoe Arroyo and challenger Jerwin Ancajas are announced on the Senate floor before their fight this Saturday

COURTESY VISIT. Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao met with IBF junior bantamweight champ McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico and Filipino contender Jerwin Ancajas (R). The two will fight this Saturday at Philippine Navy Gym in Taguig City on a card promoted by Pacquiao. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxer Jerwin Ancajas is more than just a 'pretty' face

Aug 31, 2016 - 9:57 AM

The Filipino southpaw will have homecourt advantage when he faces IBF junior bantamweight champion McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico on September 3

FINALLY. Jerwin Ancajas has persevered through fight cancellations and less-than-ideal training situations to make it to his IBF junior bantamweight title showdown with Puerto Rico's McJoe Arroyo. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas vs McJoe Arroyo title fight to be free admission

Aug 25, 2016 - 4:32 PM

The IBF junior bantamweight title fight takes place September 3 at the Navy Gym in Taguig City Philippines

TITLE SHOT. Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas will have homecourt advantage on September 3. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pinoy boxer Ancajas to get overdue IBF title shot against Arroyo in Cavite

Jul 21, 2016 - 2:52 AM

Jerwin Ancajas will get his much delayed shot at the IBF junior bantamweight title against Puerto Rico s McJoe Arroyo on September 3

TITLE CHALLENGER. Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas will finally get the title shot he had been waiting for. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Potential Pacquiao foe Vargas outpoints DeMarco

Nov 23, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Jessie Vargas outpointed his Mexican rival Antonio DeMarco Sunday to retain his WBA junior welterweight title to make his case for a future fight with Manny Pacquiao

Jessie Vargas retained his 140 pound title with a unanimous decision victory. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao makes weight, Algieri over on first try

Nov 22, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Manny Pacquiao comfortably makes weight but Chris Algieri needed two trips to the scale

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri pose on the stage after the weigh-in. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Davao boxer Jerwin Ancajas blossoms under new trainer Neri

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Davao native Jerwin Ancajas has taken his boxing game to another level under new trainer Nonoy Neri

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT BOXING. Jerwin Ancajas' career is on an upward track since teaming with trainer Nonoy Neri. Photo from Ancajas' Facebook

Boxing: China's Zou Shiming stops Yokthong in Macau

Feb 23, 2014 - 3:35 AM

Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming took the next step towards a world title shot when he registered the first stoppage win of his professional career against Thailand s Yokthong Kokietgym on Saturday

CHINA CHIN CHECKER. Zou Shiming celebrates his victory over Harry Tanamor of the Philippines in their 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships finals bout in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Filipino boxers Dela Torre, Ancajas score big KOs in Macau

Feb 22, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Pinoy boxing prospects Harmonito Dela Torre and Jerwin Ancajas turned in impressive knockouts at the Venetian Resort in Macau China

HEAVY HANDS. Harmonito Dela Torre celebrates his victory with manager Jim Claude Manangquil, trainer Rene Gabawa and ring card girls in Macau. Photo from Manangquil's Facebook

Filipino boxer Dela Torre 'hungry' for victory in Macau

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Boxer Harmonito Dela Torre of General Santos City will look to turn heads when he fights Saturday in Macau

CAGAYAN TO MACAU. Junior lightweight boxer Harmonito Dela Torre flexes as he gets in a light workout ahead of his fight Saturday night in Macau. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Boxing: Sonsona-Shimoda set for February 22 in Macau

Jan 29, 2014 - 2:55 PM

Former junior bantamweight titleholder Marvin Sonsona will take the next step towards getting his career back on track when he faces former junior featherweight titleholder Akifumi Shimoda on February 22 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau

HAPPIER TIMES. Marvin Sonsona (center) flanked by international matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz (left) and promoter Sammy Gello-ani (right). Photo courtesy Sonsona's Facebook