Jerwin Ancajas confident he can beat potential foe Juan Estrada

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles An eighth defense will likely come either late September or early October. “When I was starting out, I dreamed of winning a regional belt. Now, I’m a world champion. I hope I can unify the belts if I’m blessed,” said Ancajas in Filipino during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Amelie Hotel-Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHis trainer, Joven Jimenez, said details of his next fight should be known in a week or two.“We have a timetable. Top Rank is negotiating a fight with WBC champion Juan Francisco Estrada. But we’re looking at three names, including Andrew Maloney (Australia, 20-0) and Alexandru Marin (Romania, 18-0),” said Jimenez. San Miguel decides it’s end of the Rhodes, taps NBA first rounder Of the three, both boxer and trainer agreed that Estrada is the most significant fight for the Filipino champion, who is 31-1-2 with 21 knockouts.“That’s the fight that we want,” said Jimenez.The other world titles at 115 pounds are being held by Kazuto Ioka of Japan (WBO) and Khalid Yahai of the United Kingdom (WBA).“If we can get the Estrada fight that will be exciting,” said Ancajas, who defended his title for the seventh time last May with a seventh-round stoppage of Ryuichi Funai of Japan in Stockton, California.Ancajas said he has what it takes to beat Estrada, the 29-year-old Mexican (39-3 with 26 knockouts) who outclassed Thai pound-for-pound champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai last April.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines gestures to fans after defeating Ryuichi Funai of Japan in their 12-round Super Flyweight IBF World Title fight in Stockton, California on May 4, 2019. – Ancajas defended his title for the seventh time with a TKO over Funai who absorbed punishment until round 7 when the ringside physician ordered the ref to stop the fight. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas, who once dreamed of winning a title even at a regional level, is now aiming to become the undisputed world champion at 115 pounds.The 27-year-old is the reigning IBF super flyweight champion and has defended the crown seven times since winning it in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “We believe that there’s a way to beat Estrada. We can beat him,” said Ancajas, who has kept himself busy doing light training ahead of his next fight, which is set in the United States. View commentslast_img read more

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