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MANILA, Philippines — Jerwin Ancajas picked up the place he left off and retained his IBF tremendous flyweight title Sunday (Manila time) at Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Connecticut, USA.
Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 KOs) efficiently defended his crown for the ninth time after a unanimous choice win over a tough-as-nails Jonathan Rodriguez (22-2, 16 KOs) in a bruising battle.
The judges scored the bout, 115-112, 116-111 and 117-110.
The 29-year-old Filipino scored the one knockdown within the struggle went he floored the Mexican challenger after collection of punches late within the eighth spherical.
Ancajas confirmed no results of ring rust regardless of stepping within the ring for the primary time in 16 months as he imposed himself early within the struggle.
However Rodriguez, 25, displayed nice resolve particularly after the knockdown within the eighth as he gave Ancajas all he might deal with as much as the ultimate bell.
The struggle served because the opener to Showtime’s tripleheader that has welterweights Jaron Ennis and Sergey Lipinets in the principle occasion,
The Ancajas-Rodriguez bout had been postponed twice but it surely turned out to be definitely worth the wait as the 2 delivered a possible Struggle of the 12 months.
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