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IBF champ Jerwin Ancajas to make ABS-CBN debut

Rising Filipino boxing star Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas can’t wait for the bell to ring this Sunday (May 5) when he defends his IBF Superflyweight world title against Ryuichi Funai of Japan.   The match will air LIVE from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California, USA on ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD at 10 am, to mark the Pinoy “Pretty Boy’s” debut in the country’s premier sports channel. “Being aired on the biggest network is a big opportunity. I'm sure that my family and friends in Davao will get to see my fight,” shared Ancajas to ABS-CBN Sports during his press conference in his Cavite gym last April 11 for the announcement of the partnership between ABS-CBN Sports and his promoters. Ancajas has been rampaging for the past two years, having defended his title successfully for six straight times. With a 30-1-2 record with 20 knockouts, the Filipino is banking once more on his skill and power to pull through Funai, who at age 33 has amassed a 31-7-0 record spiked with 22 knockouts.  The power-punching Japanese is also riding on a three-fight win streak via knockouts and looks to trade power shot with power shot with the Filipino rising star, who is coming off a competitive draw last September 28 against Alejandro Santiago Barrios of Mexico. Don’t miss the S+A debut of one of Pinoy boxing’s exciting fighters Jerwin Ancajas as he stakes his IBF Superflyweight Belt against Japanese pugilist Ryuichi Funai this Sunday (May 5). Watch the fight LIVE on S+A and S+A HD from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California, USA at 10 am. For more stories about Jerwin Ancajas and boxing, head to sports.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbnsports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Boxing Champ Ancajas Gets First Hero’s Welcome

International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion and Navy reservist, Jerwin Ancajas, was given a hero’s welcome upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Tuesday after his successful match with challenger Ryuichi Funai in Stockton, California last May 5. Ancajas, who is a member of the Naval Reserve and has a rank of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

Strikers and Submission Specialists headline ONE Championship in May

A pair of explosive Muay Thai world title fights takes to the grand arena of ONE Championship this Friday (May 10) when Muay Thai superstars Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and Petchdam Petchyindee Academy take on separate foes in ONE Championship’s WARRIORS OF LIGHT card that will air LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, and iWant Sports starting at 9:30 pm. The two Thai superstars will be fighting for the ONE Muay Thai Bantamweight World Championship and ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship belts respectively. Nong-O will be competing against Japanese warrior Hiroaki Suzuki while Petchdam faces Elias Mahmoudi of Algeria. The largest fight promotions outfit in Asia also prepared an explosive MMA card for May 17, that will be ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki’s first defense against Singapore’s submission artist, Christian Lee, in ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON which will also air LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, and iWant Sports at 8:30 pm.   Aside from the striking masters, Pinoy MMA fans can also look forward to the return of Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio to the cage, months after his defeat from Adriano Moraes, in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix against Korean Kim Kyu Sung. Former UFC fighter Sage Northcutt will also make his ONE Championship debut against Brazilian mixed martial artist Cosmo Alexandre. Fight fans will be able to witness explosive kickboxing and Muay Thai masterclasses from the likes of Italian stallion Giorgio Petrosyan, against Petchmorakot and Dutch striking master Nieky Holzken versus compatriot Regian Eersel, in the successive fightcards. The names of the fighters lined up may be new to Filipino fight fans’ ears with the exception of Eustaquio and Aoki, who put to sleep Filipino MMA hero Eduard Folayang in Japan, and Lee. But the competing Muay Thai and kickboxing masters have already been introducing themselves via the ONE Super Series that focuses on the art of striking with powerful roundhouse kicks, dangerous elbows, as well as flashy spin attacks.   Don’t miss the two explosive ONE Championship fightcards airing on S+A, S+A HD, and streaming LIVE on iWant Sports starting with ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT this Friday (May 10) at 9:30 pm. ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON will air on May 17 LIVE on S+A and S+A HD, with livestreaming on iWant, at 8:30 pm.   For more stories and news on Aisa’s largest fight promotions company, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

Joshua at home in Garden despite never fighting there

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — On his way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has hit a detour. His planned opponent failed several drug tests. Unfazed by the switch from Jarrrell Miller to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua strode into an empty Garden on Monday and was right at home. The holder of four heavyweight belts will face Ruiz on June 1 in Joshua's first U.S. appearance. The fight is more about his making a mark in this country than his opponent. Miller had a penchant for mouthing off, his 23-0-1 record built against boxers with little to no chance of entering the ring for a title bout. Replacement Ruiz (32-1, 21 KOs) has a slightly better resume and even a championship bout on it: Ruiz's only loss was to then-WBO champ Joseph Parker in 2016. "I wanted to beat down Miller, beat him down badly," Joshua said, recalling some seriously off-color trash talking from the New Yorker who failed three drug tests. "Ruiz I want to beat down, but I have respect for him." Even more so, Joshua noted, is his respect for the arena that some call America's boxing mecca. "I know the history that has been here and the sports that have been here," he said. "When I come in here to fight June 1, it will be very special." Joshua then joked with a colleague about making a name for himself in the United States. He laughed when told that New Yorkers on the street, even sports fans, rarely know of Joshua when asked. So what will it take for Americans to become as accustomed to the undefeated Brit as they were to, say, Mike Tyson in his day? "America is so vast," Joshua said. "It's beyond me in my wildest dreams. Maybe to get on YouTube and to go viral? "Back in the day, the heavyweight champion was a global icon. Everybody knew who it was and where (he was from). Now, there are so many 'superstars,' and it's harder to penetrate that." Knocking out Ruiz couldn't hurt. Joshua has won all 22 bouts, 21 by knockout. He's held at least one title since 2016, and the only belt not in his collection belongs to Alabaman Deontay Wilder — who also isn't celebrated nearly the way a Tyson was during his reign. Joshua-Wilder could be on the radar, even though Joshua has a contract with DAZN, the streaming service that will broadcast the Ruiz fight, while Wilder has steered clear of DAZN so far. Wilder puts his WBC crown on the line on May 18 against Dominic Breazeale in Brooklyn. "I am ready for Wilder, I've been ready for Wilder," Joshua said. "I've done a good job maintaining my place and he is the guy I want. He has a lot to live up to. I've got confidence flowing now. I am confident I will beat Ruiz and he is confident he will beat Breazeale. We can be confident in planning ahead." Joshua would want that fight to be late this year and back home, where he can sell out football stadiums. Ruiz might be the next step — and the first in the States — but Wilder would be the next leap. "We have a five-to-10-year plan," he said. "It's not about being famous today but how I am regarded in the next five to 10 years. We'll work hard with the platform we have to do positive things.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Ancajas not picking opponents

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas isn’t thinking about his next fight at the moment. He’s busy celebrating his seventh round demolition of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai at the Stockton Arena here last Saturday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Jerwin Ancajas puts on show in TKO win over Japanese challenger - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesJerwin Ancajas redeemed himself in style after delivering a brutal beatdown of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai in their world title fight Sunday (Manila time) at Stockton Arena in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Arum eyes Aussie as Ancajas’ next rival

Gibbons is Ancajas’ official representative and a deal to fight unbeaten Andrew Moloney of Australia should take place in September or October if Ancajas gets past Funai......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Jerwin Ancajas vows fight to the finish

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas isn’t just focused on retaining his title......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Weight no problem for Ancajas

There was a glow in IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas’ face when he easily scaled inside the limit at the weigh-in for his fight against Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai at the Stockton Arena last Friday (yesterday, Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

No more ring surprises for Ancajas

      STOCKTON, USA—The memory of his last fight lingers with Jerwin Ancajas. It also spurs him to do better when he defends the International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown against Ryuichi Funai on Saturday, May 4 (Sunday, May 5, Philippine time) at Stockton Arena. “In my last fight, many people reacted,” said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Boxing: Jerwin Ancajas targets seventh title defense against Ryuichi Funai

Filipino boxing world champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas looks to continue his reign of dominance when he puts his IBF Super Flyweight World Chamionship on the line for the seventh against Japanse challenger Ryuichi Funai in Stockton, California this Saturday, May 4th (Sunday, May 5th, Manila time.) The 27-year old Ancajas has lorded over the IBF's 115-pound division since 2016, and has since dispatched all challengers, including the likes of Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, Teiru Kinoshita, Jamie Conlan, and even compatriot Jonas Sultan.  Ancaja's 17-fight winning streak was snapped however, when he and Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios figured in a 116-112, 111-118, 114-114 Split Draw back in September of 2018.  Now, the Panabo, Davao del Norte-native looks to bounce back from that lackluster performance and return to his dominant ways.  Standing in front of him will be a longer and taller challenger in Japan's Funai.  The 33-year old Tokyo native is riding a wave of momentum as he heads into his first shot at a world championship on a seven-fight winning streak, with six of those wins coming via KO or TKO.  The number one-ranked IBF contender will be making his United States debut as he looks to dethrone the long-time Super Flyweight king.    Catch Jerwin Ancajas vs. Ryuichi Funai LIVE this Sunday, May 5th 10:30 am on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Funai’s camp downplays chances against Ancajas

“He is a very talented fighter,” said Funai, the mandatory challenger, said on Thursday, two days before his first fight outside his home country of Japan......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Last chance for Funai

For Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai, the fight against IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is his first and last attempt to win a world title. It’s do-or-die for Funai as he battles to dethrone Ancajas in this California city, 80 miles east of San Francisco, tonight (tomorrow morning, Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

IBF champ Jerwin Ancajas to make ABS-CBN debut - ABS-CBN Sports

IBF champ Jerwin Ancajas to make ABS-CBN debut ABS-CBN Sports IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin Ancajas' upcoming title defense can be seen on ABS-CBN S+A!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

No rush, says trainer Jimenez on Ancajas’ title defense

  STOCKTON, USA – Unable to squeeze out the best from Jerwin Ancajas in his last two title defenses, chief trainer Joven Jimenez is reverting to their tested fight formula that yielded 4 straight knockouts. “No rush,” said Jimenez after his light workout with Ancajas, who’ll be staking the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Ancajas down to 120, fine-tunes fight plans

STOCKTON, USA – After his afternoon workout on Saturday, April 27 (Sunday, April 28, Philippine time), Jerwin Ancajas stepped on the weighing scale and flashed a smile with what he saw. The result read 54.4 kilos or 119.7 pounds. With still one week to go before he dangles the International Boxing Federation super flyweight ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Fight has just begun for boxer Jerwin Ancajas

Fight has just begun for boxer Jerwin Ancajas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Lovers and Fighters: Thai MMA couple to fight on same ONE Championship card in Bangkok

Lovers and Fighters: Thai MMA couple to fight on same ONE Championship card in Bangkok.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

ONE champ Angela Lee to defend title against Huang in Thailand

CHRIS LINES, AP Sports Writer   BANGKOK (AP) — Hawaiian Angela Lee will defend her women's atomweight title against Taiwan's Jenny Huang when ONE Championship hosts its second mixed martial arts promotion in Thailand on March 11. The 20-year-old Canadian-born Lee improved her perfect career record to six wins when she won the title in a unanimous decision against Mei Yamaguchi in May last year. The fight in Bangkok will be her first defense. 'I had back to back fights leading up to the title fight, and after I won the belt I took some time off,' Lee said. 'The goal for 2017 is to be an active champion and to stay busy. 'Since my last fight, I've been training extremely hard, improving my skill set and I can't wait to show everyone.' Huang also has a perfect record, winning her fifth fight against April Osenio by submission last month. Five years older than Lee, Huang was later to start her MMA career than her upcoming opponent. 'I have been working so hard to come to this point in my career, and now that I'm finally here it all feels very surreal to me,' Huang said. 'Inside the cage I only have one goal and that's to win this bout at any cost. She better be prepared for what I bring to the table because I will go to battle with my full arsenal.' The event in Bangkok will be ONE's second promotion in Thailand after the inaugural event in May last year. ONE has an expanded schedule this year, including five fight nights in China and a first in Vietnam. The first event of the year will be in Jakarta this month. Marcin Prachnio has withdrawn from the middleweight title fight against Vitaly Bigdash due to injury and will be replaced by Aung La N Sang of Myanmar. Russia's Bigdash will be making the first defense of the title he won back in 2015. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Macau defense for IBF champ Ancajas

Jerwin Ancajas will risk his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico on Jan. 29 in Macau......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016