Jerwin Ancajas profitable protection picture Amanda Wescott
Saturday evening in Uncasville, Connecticut, Jaron “Boots” Ennis (27-0, 25 KO’s) scored an exquisite, sixth spherical KO over former world champion Sergey Lipinets to, once more, present he’s a welterweight to be protecting an eye fixed as he strikes in direction of a world title shot.
Additionally, one other 147-pounder to notice was Eimantas Stanionis, who moved to 13-0, with 9 KO’s when he shut out former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme.
However, the struggle of the evening belonged to Philippine star Jerwin Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 KO’s) who made a powerful ninth (Sure, ninth!) protection of his IBF world tremendous flyweight title by out slugging rugged challenger Jonathan Javier Rodriguez in an exciting backwards and forwards battle in what was clearly the struggle of the evening. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t be a shock to anybody who has adopted the profession of the affable younger man who’s dealt with by Sean Gibbons out of the Manny Pacquiao Promotions secure.
Ancajas received the world title again in 2016 when he took the belt from defending champion McJoe Arroyo with a 12 spherical unanimous determination. Exterior of a draw with Alejandro Santiago Barrios, again in 2018, Ancajas has been excellent in amassing 6 KO’s and a couple of UD over his 4 1/2 yr run as champion.
Whereas Ancajas can field from the perimeter and work the pinnacle and physique successfully for the total 12 rounds if want be, he has by no means met a slugfest he didn’t like, and Saturday evening, at The Mohegan Solar, it was no completely different. The bell rings and he’s coming at you – nice stuff for followers of all-action fights.
Ancajas is one in all boxing’s hottest boxers, in one in all boxing’s hottest divisions, when it comes to (probably) nice matchups. The 115-pound class options division sizzlers Roman Gonzalez and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, WBA and WBC boss Juan Francisco Estrada and Japan’s WBO champion Kazuto Ioka. Whereas clearly, a unification bout with a number of title holder Estrada, or division star “Chocolatito” Gonzalez can be a welcome cellphone name, Gibbons is open to any and all gives as he’s seeking to put Ancajas in with the most important names within the division in what he is aware of can be an impressive match up.
“Jerwin has a number of respect for all his fellow titlists, and clearly guys like Gonzalez and Rungvisai”, mentioned Gibbons after Ancaja’s large win Saturday evening, “however he’s seeking to struggle them and present he belongs on the prime of the division”, he mentioned. “This man likes to struggle, and he desires to struggle the very best”, mentioned Gibbons. “He desires all of the belts, and he desires to tackle all of the champions. This man couldn’t be in a nasty struggle if he tried. You need an thrilling slugfest? Properly, have a look at what you noticed tonight (Saturday evening). He has extra title defences than any energetic champion at this time and he’s seeking to unify”.
Ancajas, at all times well-spoken and respectful, was blissful along with his win Saturday however is happy for greater issues down the street.
“I’m very blissful to get the win. I waited a very long time for the chance to get again within the ring and it’s thrilling to win in my first struggle on this stage combating on Showtime,” Ancajas mentioned. “It’s an enormous win for my complete group. For me, I’ll look forward to the plan of my coaches and promoter and hope to get an opportunity for a unification struggle,” Ancajas mentioned. “I need to struggle the entire different champions on this division. Estrada, Chocolatito and the entire large names. I proved once more that I’m an actual champion and I need to be on the extent with the remainder of the champions.”