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Jerwin Ancajas’ next fight in June vs Jonas Sultan

MANILA, Philippines — IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will fight next in June somewhere in the US against No......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarFeb 9th, 2018

Pinoy boxer Jerwin Ancajas gears up for third defense of IBF Super Flyweight title

Reigning IBF Super Flyweight world champion Jerwin 'Pretty Boy' Ancajas looks to defend his title for a third time this weekend when he takes on unbeaten Irishman Jamie Conlan at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Saturday, November 18th.  The first world champion to come out of Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions banner, Davao Del Norte's Ancajas has emerged as one of the best young boxers in the country.  With just one defeat in his 28 professional fights, Ancajas is riding a 14-fight winning streak, which includes a title win over McJoe Arroyo in 2016. Earlier this year, Ancajas introduced himself to an even bigger audience after stopping Japan's Teiru Kinoshita via a seventh-round TKO in the co-main event of the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn card in Brisbane.  Up next for Ancajas will be 19-0 Conlan.  The 31-year old Belfast native will be fighting in front of a hometown crowd as he goes for his first attempt at a world championship.  An interested observer of this matchup will be ALA Boxing's Jonas Sultan, who's widely regarded as the number one contender for the IBF Super Flyweight crown after outpointing former two-division world champion John Riel Casimero at Pinoy Pride 42 in Cebu earlier this year.  Should Ancajas successfully defend his crown, we could be in for a historic All-Filipino world championship matchup in the future. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Young Jonas Sultan excited for world title shot, not taking champion Ancajas lightly

Heading into his world title eliminator bout against former two-division world champion John Riel Casimero at Pinoy Pride 42 in Cebu, it would seem as though the odds were stacked against young ALA Boxing rising star Jonas Sultan.  At just 13-3 in his young career, the 25-year old was facing a more experienced, more seasoned fighter in Casimero, who was coming in at 24-2.  Prior to moving up to super-flyweight, Casimero ruled the IBF's flyweight division.  On fight night however, Sultan stepped up to the challenge and appeared to be a step ahead of Casimero throughout the fight, eventually earning a unanimous decision nod and snapping Casimero's three-fight winning streak.  More importantly, it gives Sultan a shot at the IBF super-flyweight world championship, currently held by Jerwin Ancajas, the lone world champion under Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions.  Sultan admits that his win over Casimero however, was no walk in the park.  'Sobrang saya ko kasi nanalo ako sa laban namin ni Casimero. Mahirap siyang kalabanin, malakas pa din.' Sultan told ABS-CBN Sports.  The reigning IBF Inter-Continental super-flyweight champion is fully aware of what's next.  'Nung nanalo ako, sabi ko world championship na sunod.' The Zamboanga del Norte native knows that opportunities like this don't come around too often, especially for someone who's only 17 fights into his career.  'Excited na ako, kasi bihira lang yung ganun, yung medyo bago-bago ka pa lang, pero may laban ka na para sa world championship, pero para sa akin, talagang lalaban ako.' It's a hefty challenge for someone who hasn't even headlined a Pinoy Pride card in his career.  With a world title opportunity however, this could be his chance to do so.  'Yun yung pangarap ko,' Sultan said of the opportunity.  And while the kid is on Cloud 9 right now, he hasn't lost sight of the fact that reigning champ Ancajas is a different beast.  Boasting a 27-1 professional record, Ancajas has successfully defended the IBF super-flyweight crown twice, both by stoppage.  'Dapat titindihan ko pa yung training ko, kasi si Jerwin Ancajas, yung mga nakakalaban niya malalakas.' No date has been set yet for the historic All-Filipino world title bout. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Jonas Sultan outpoints John Riel Casimero, earns world title shot

Jonas Sultan scored the biggest victory of his young career, outpointing former two-division world champion John Riel Casimero at Pinoy Pride 42, Saturday at the Waterfront Hotel and Resort in Cebu. The 25-year old Sultan appeared to be a step ahead of the former IBF flyweight king, countering and evading Casimero's best offense. 'Quadro Alas' gained some steam midway through the fight, landing some good combinations, but none of them doing any significant damage. Sultan continued to outpoint Casimero in the later rounds, pressuring the latter to go for broke in the final round. Casimero went all out in Round 12, but couldn't get a finish. After 12 rounds, Sultan did enough to earn the Unanimous Decision nod from all three judges, 117-111, 116-112, 115-113. Zamboanga's Sultan earns his 14th career win, and more importantly sets up a historic all-Filipino world title match against reigning IBF Super-Flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Amidst pre-fight drama, Melindo ready to defend world championship at Pinoy Pride 42

There's a saying in combat sports that goes 'You're not really a champion unless you defend your belt.'  Saturday night at Pinoy Pride 42, reigning IBF light-flyweight champion Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo will get a chance to solidify his place as champion when he defends his title for the first time against South African challenger Hekkie 'The Hexecutioner' Budler.  In Budler, Melindo faces somewhat a mirror-image of himself. Both are 29 years old, both are around the 5'2-5'3 height range, and both have a 65'' reach.  Even in records, Melindo (36-2, 13 KO) and Budler (31-2, 10 KO) are in the same ballpark.  Still, when the bell rings, records and statistics are thrown out the window.  Melindo is coming off an impressive first-round knockout win over Japan's Akira Yaegashi to become the new IBF 108-pound king. Asked when he looks to do the same to Budler in their title bout on Saturday, his response was simple: 'I don't predict the knockout.' Budler on the other hand, is coming off an eighth-round stoppage of Filipino Joey Canoy back in February. Budler says that he's ready for whatever Melindo has in store for him on fight night. 'We're ready for whatever he brings to us.'  In a highly-anticipated matchup, ALA Boxing's Jonas 'Zorro' Sultan gets the biggest shot of his career when he takes on former IBF flyweight champion John Riel 'Quadro Alas' Casimero in an IBF super-flyweight title eliminator.  One of ALA Boxing's fastest rising stars, Sultan (13-3, 9 KO) is riding a four-fight winning streak and is coming off an eighth-round KO win over former world champion Sonny Boy Jaro.  Casimero (24-3, 15 KO) on the other hand, is coming off a Unanimous Decision win over Jecker Buhawi in his super-flyweight debut. Before jumping up to the 115-pound division, Casimero was the reigning IBF 112-pound king, defeating Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng to claim the title and then defenfding it against England's Charlie Edwards in late 2016.  The winner of this all-Filipino title elminator will get the shot at reigning IBF super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas.  Also on the card, Jason 'El Nino' Pagara returns to the ring to face Kenya's James Onyango in a 10-round co-main event, while former world title challenger 'King' Arthur Villanueva takes on Richie Mepranum in another exciting all-Filipino contest.  Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory takes place on Saturday, September 16th at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.    u> strong>Full Pinoy Pride 42 Fight Card /strong> /u> IBF light-flyweight championship: Milan Melindo vs. Hekkie Budler 146 lbs - 10 rds: Jason Pagara vs. James Onyango 115 lbs - 12 rds: Jonas Sultan vs. John Riel Casimero 118 lbs - 10 rds: Arthur Villanueva vs. Richie Mepranum 113 lbs - 8 rds: Kevin Jake Cataraja vs. Wiljan Ugbaniel 122 lbs - 8 rds: Virgel Vitor vs. Alvin Bais 115 lbs - 6 rds: Kenneth Gentallan vs. Jeffrey Stella 112 lbs - 4 rds: Jeno Macapobre vs. Mel Ando   em> strong>Catch Pinoy Pride 42: Clash For Glory on Sunday, September 17, 3:30 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 6:30 PM on S+A channel 23.  /strong> /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Sultan next for Jerwin

CORPUS CHRISTI – Las Vegas matchmaker Sean Gibbons said IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, fresh from a 10th round stoppage of Mexican challenger Is.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Ramirez dominates Ahmed with 6th round stoppage

Mexican champion Gilberto Ramirez easily retained his World Boxing Organization super middleweight title, dominating challenger Habib Ahmed in a one-sided main event on Saturday. Ahmed's corner mercifully threw in the towel with 29 seconds left in the sixth round as their fighter was unable to fight back while being overwhelmed with body and head shots. The bout was the feature fight on a card that also saw Filipino Jerwin Ancajas make an impressive American debut with a 10th round knockout of Israel Gonzalez to keep his IBF super flyweight belt. READ: Ancajas impresses in US debut The southpaw Ramirez improved to 37-0 with 25 KOs as he defended his 76 kilogram (168 pound) title fo...Keep on reading: Ramirez dominates Ahmed with 6th round stoppage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Weight’s over: It’s fight time

Corpus Christi, Texas---Making weight is the least of Jerwin Ancajas' concerns. A kilo over the limitThursdaynight, Ancajas did little workout at his hotel room yet tipped the scales at an ideal 114.75 pounds in the official weigh-in held at American Bank CenterFridayafternoon. READ: Ancajas steals limelight from main bout So confident was Ancajas that he's going to be cleared for his fourth defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown that he did not even look at the registered figure, leaving it to MP Promotions representative Joe Ramos and matchmaker Sean Gibbons. He smiled and waved at the group of Filipinos in attendance, before leaving the makeshif...Keep on reading: Weight’s over: It’s fight time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Jerwin Ancajas, Israel Gonzales make weight for title fight

Reigning and defending IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin 'Pretty Boy' Ancajas and challenger Israel Gonzales both made weight Friday evening to make their title bout on Saturday official.  Davao's Ancajas came in at 114.5-pounds, while Gonzales weighed in at 114-pounds.  The 26-year old Ancajas will be making the fourth defense of his IBF 115-pound title, but more importantly, he'll be making his US debut.  Gonzales will be making his first go at a world title.  Ancajas and Gonzales throw down at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday, February 3rd. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Jerwin Ancajas primed for bigger challenges

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THIS weekend Filipino world boxing champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas takes what has been a successful professional boxing career to another plane as he makes his United States debut, staking his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title. His first fight under Top Rank Boxing, the Panabo City native […] The post Jerwin Ancajas primed for bigger challenges appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Ancajas all set to take career to another plane

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE year 2017 has been a solid one for Filipino world boxing champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas and things could get even bigger for the Davao del Norte native in the coming year as he girds for bigger challenges, including making his United States fight debut. The reigning […] The post Ancajas all set to take career to another plane appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Triumphant Ancajas eyes showdowns vs fellow 115-lb champs

MANILA, Philippines – With his smashing win over Jamie Conlan in Belfast Sunday, Filipino Jerwin Ancajas can look forward to the bigger, more lucrative fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Ancajas, Conlan make weight ahead of IBF title bout

Reigning IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin 'Pretty Boy' Ancajas had no trouble making weight for his title defense against Ireland's Jamie Conlan, scheduled for Saturday, November 18th in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  The reigning and defending champion came in at 115-pounds, same as challenger Conlan.  This will be Ancajas' third title defense in twelve months, after successfully retaining the championship against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez and Teiru Kinoshita earlier this year.  Undefeated hometown boy Conlan on the other hand, will be challenging for a world championship for the first time in his 19-fight career.  Ancajas and Conlan do battle for the IBF super flyweight championship at the SSE Arena in Belfast. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Ancajas shines on Pacquiao undercard with TKO win

RISBANE, Australia – IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas made good on his promise to put on a show on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s fight, st.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2017

Confident Ancajas vows thriller of title defense

MANILA, Philippines - For the first time in his life, Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas will fight before a worldwide audience, and vowed to make the most of the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017

Ancajas willing to fight alongside Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines -  Jerwin Ancajas, who retained his IBF super-flyweight crown last Sunday in Macau, said he won’t hesitate if given a chance to fight in.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2017

Fight has just begun for boxer Jerwin Ancajas

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

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

WATCH: Jerwin Ancajas vs McJoe Arroyo full fight video

WATCH: Jerwin Ancajas vs McJoe Arroyo full fight video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2016

Jerwin Ancajas vs McJoe Arroyo title fight to be free admission

Jerwin Ancajas vs McJoe Arroyo title fight to be free admission.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

52-year-old Filipina Ironman finisher aims to replicate feat in home soil

At 52 years old, Filipina triathlete Chang Hitalia powered through the grueling test of endurance that is the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. The Ironman entails for triathletes to accomplish the following: Swim 3.86 km, ride a bike for 180.25 km, and run 42.2 km. It’s so tough that only 1 out of 10,000 people actually finish it.  For Hitalia, who only started doing triathlons at the age of 46, it was by no means an easy feat.  Hitalia may have a tiny physique but she’s powered by a strong desire to achieve her fitness goals—a must for anyone who wishes to be an Ironman.  Hitalia was like most people wanting to be a better version of themselves. Her journey began eight years ago when she joined a running group with the goal of shedding a few pounds.  Regular running gave her a high and soon, she joined races. In 2010, she started yearning for a tougher challenge. She added swimming and biking to her routine and soon, Hitalia was a full-fledged triathlete.  Unlike her running pursuits, Triathlon is much more demanding in terms of training time, cost, and motivation. Hitalia needed to make major adjustments to her daily routine to ensure she gets to train for all three sports and still have ample time for other things.  Soon, Hitalia aimed at loftier goals in the sport and in 2014, she finished strong in the Langkawi Ironman, bagging second place for her age group despite it being her first crack at an Ironman race.  Hitalia continued her swim, bike, run lifestyle, competing in two Ironman 70.3 races in Hefei and Xiamen, China in 2016. The latter earned her a coveted slot to compete in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  “It was always a goal to qualify since I embraced triathlon as part of my life,” Hitalia shares. After qualifying, she knew the sacrifices she needed to make in order to finish strong in Kona.  Hitalia spent seven months reinforcing her stamina to endure the Ironman grueling leg. In between, she joined a number of races to check her progress. She also underwent training in different conditions—hot weather, strong winds, and uphill routes—essentially what the Kona race was infamous for.   Despite being prepared, Hitalia says that “you have to come in and fight” as far as Ironman races go. During the swim leg of her race in Kona, water conditions were not ideal to swim in. “Starting off with more than 600 female age groupers was really a struggle. I kept my calm and stuck with my rhythm,” she recalls. The bike part was equally brutal, too. “The hills were punishing, the heat and humidity were harsh, and it was crazy windy,” she describes.  Hitalia made up for lost time during the 42.2 km run. However, as with the tough nature of Ironman races, fatigue soon set in.  Thoughts of giving-up creeped up in her mind. With her dream almost within reach, Hitalia decided to soldier on.  As she crossed the finish line, she describes the experience as nothing but amazing. “The cheers from the crowd, the festive mood, and the red carpet made it an overwhelming experience. Suddenly all the pain subsided and all my hard work became reality. The happiness when you finally hear your name being called out is surreal,” Hitalia shares.  Having accomplished her goal of crossing the finish line in Kona, Hitalia’s next target is to finish strong on home soil. She’s focused to achieve this in June at the Philippine leg of Ironman.  Knowing what it takes to finish the grueling race and the elation that takes over, Hitalia wishes for her fellow Pinoy triathletes to experience this.  Her advice for those looking to join: Respect the distance.  “Train right, work with a certified coach, and come in adequately prepared. When race day comes, enjoy the experience,” Hitalia says.  With the Ironman Philippines posing a challenge for Filipino triathletes in June, Hitalia’s story of perseverance and success rings even truer now as she hopes to inspire more Pinoys to pursue fitness and be part of making the Philippines a healthier and fitter nation. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

SEAG, ParaGames gold medalists to receive PSA citations

All gold medal winners in both the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) and ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia get a share of the spotlight during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Maynila Hall of the Manila Hotel on Feb. 27. The gold medalists will be recipients of a citation from the country’s oldest media organization headed by president Dodo Catacutan of SPIN.ph during the formal affair presented by MILO and Cignal TV. Sprint King Trenten Anthony Beram leads the SEA Games awardees, while the Para Games winners are bannered by tracksters Cielo Honasan and Cendy Asusano, and chess player Sander Severino. All four emerged with multiple gold medals from the two biennial meets held one after the other in the Malaysia capital last August. Beram won back-to-back golds in the 200m and 400m run, while Honasan, Asusano, and Severino completed a treble in their respective events. The Filipinos finished sixth overall in the SEA Games with a total of 23 gold medals while the para athletes bagged 20 gold medals to finish fifth in the Para Games. Apart from the gold winners, there will be other citations to be handed out during the program which counts the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as major sponsor and is backed by Mighty Sports, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Globalport, Rain or Shine, Tapa King, and Chooks To Go. Beram will be joined on stage by fellow tracksters Aries Toledo, Eric Shauwn Cray, and Mary Joy Tabal, along with Nikko Huelgas, Kim Mangrobang, Eumir Felix Marcial, John Marvin, Brennan Louie, Reyland Capellan, Kaitlin de Guzman, Agatha Wong, Carlo Biado, Chezka Centeno, Kiyomi Watanabe, and Mariya Takahashi. Completing the SEA Games honorees are Dines Dumaan, Samuel Morrison, the men’s poomsae team, the lawn bowls men’s fours, ice hockey team, and the men’s basketball team. Meanwhile, aside from Honasan, Asusano, and Severino, the rest of the Para Games gold winners are Prudencia Panaliga, Rosalie Torrefiel, Roger Lopez, Gary Bejino, Ernie Gawilan, Arthus Bucay, Christopher Yue, Josephine Medina, Adeline Ancheta, the men’s chess team standard B2/B3, and the chess team standard/rapid P1. Other than the citation he’ll be receiving, Biado will likewise be honored with the PSA-Tapa King Athlete of the Year award following his rousing triumph in the World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar. The country’s new pool star shares the prestigious award with fellow world champions Jerwin Ancajas and Krizziah Lyn Tabora......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018