Ancajas in December 2017
|Real name||Jerwin Juntilla Ancajas|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
1 January 1992|
Panabo, Davao del Norte, Philippines
|Wins by KO||20|
Jerwin Juntilla Ancajas (born 1 January 1992) is a Filipino professional boxer. He has held the IBF junior bantamweight title since September 2016. As of July 2017, he is ranked as the sixth-best junior bantamweight in the world by The Ring, fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and eighth by BoxRec. Ancajas is the first world champion promoted by MP Promotions, a promotional company owned by Manny Pacquiao. Ancajas currently trains and fights out of Imus.
Early life and amateur career
Ancajas was born and raised in Panabo, a suburb of Davao City, Philippines. He was introduced to boxing in the second grade by his brother, Jesar. Jerwin would go on to win several national championships, including a gold medal at the Palarong Pambansa, before turning pro in 2009, at the age of 17. Jerwin Ancajas has a 90-5 record in the Amateur Boxing.
He became the IBF junior bantamweight champion when he defeated McJoe Arroyo on September 3, 2016. Ancajas earned just $3,750 for the fight. He entered the fight on an 11-fight win streak. Ancajas comfortably outboxed Arroyo, and dropped him in round 8 to win a unanimous decision.
Ancajas made his first defense on January 29, 2017, beating José Alfredo Rodríguez by technical knockout, after Rodríguez was unable to continue due to injury. Ancajas made a further defense on July 2017, on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn against Teiru Kinoshita. Ancajas battered Kinoshita, opening a cut over his right eye and pummeling him to the body, before dropping him in round 7 with a right hook to the body. Kinoshita beat the count but the referee stopped the fight, giving Ancajas a TKO win. On November 18, 2017, Ancajas defeated Jamie Conlan with a round 6 TKO. Conlan was battered from the first round, going down after a body shot. He was dropped three more times until the referee stopped the fight. Ancajas was deducted a point in round 5 by referee Steve Gray, following a legitimate shot to Conlan's abdomen. With the win, Ancajas made his third successful title defense in 2017, all by technical knockout and in different countries.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|32 fights||30 wins||1 loss|
|33||N/A||N/A||Alejandro Santiago Barrios||N/A||- (12)||2018-09-29||Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA||Defending IBF junior bantamweight title|
|32||Win||30–1–1||Jonas Sultan||UD||12||2018-05-26||Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, USA||Retained IBF junior bantamweight title|
|31||Win||29–1–1||Israel Gonzalez||TKO||10(12), 1:50||2018-02-03||American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA||Retained IBF junior bantamweight title|
|30||Win||28–1–1||Jamie Conlan||TKO||6(12), 0:52||2017-11-18||SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained IBF junior bantamweight title|
|29||Win||27–1–1||Teiru Kinoshita||TKO||7(12), 1:53||2017-07-02||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia||Retained IBF junior bantamweight title|
|28||Win||26–1–1||José Alfredo Rodríguez||RTD||7(12), 3:00||2017-01-29||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR||Retained IBF junior bantamweight title|
|27||Win||25–1–1||McJoe Arroyo||UD||12||2016-09-03||Jurado Hall, Taguig, Philippines||Won IBF junior bantamweight title|
|26||Win||24–1–1||Paul Apolinario||KO||1(10), 0:35||2015-11-13||Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig, Philippines|
|25||Win||23–1–1||Juan Purisima||KO||9(10), 1:57||2015-05-30||Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Philippines|
|24||Win||22–1–1||Fadhili Majiha||KO||3(8), 1:48||2014-11-23||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR|
|23||Win||21–1–1||Rachmat Santoso||TKO||1(10), 2:55||2014-08-23||Almendras Gym, Davao City, Davao del Sur|
|22||Win||20–1–1||Petchwanchai Sor Visetkit||KO||1(12), 2:16||2014-05-03||University of SouthEastern Philippines, Davao City, Philippines||Won IBF Pan Pacific junior bantamweight title|
|21||Win||19–1–1||Inthanon Sithchamuang||KO||2(8), 1:30||2014-02-22||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR|
|20||Win||18–1–1||Ryan Bongcawil||KO||2(10), 1:58||2013-12-14||Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Philippines|
|19||Win||17–1–1||Armando Casa||TKO||4(8), 0;59||2013-08-30||Lucena City Recreational Gym, Lucena, Philippines||Won Philippines Luzon Professional Boxing Association bantamweight title|
|18||Win||16–1–1||Runlong Xu||TKO||4(6)||2012-12-21||Haikou, China|
|17||Win||15–1–1||Miguel Tamayo||TKO||10(10), 2:46||2012-09-21||Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay, Philippines|
|16||Win||14-1–1||John Paul Bautista||RTD||3(10), 3:00||2012-08-12||Yñares Sports Arena, Pasig, Philippines|
|15||Loss||13–1–1||Mark Anthony Geraldo||MD||10||2012-03-17||Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu, Philippines||Lost WBO Asia Pacific Youth junior bantamweight title|
|14||Win||13–0–1||Rodel Quilaton||UD||12||2011-12-23||Imus Plaza, Imus, Philippines|
|13||Win||12–0–1||Jing Xiang||UD||10||2011-08-27||People's Stadium, Tianjin, China|
|12||Win||11–0–1||Jason Egera||TKO||8(10), 2:38||2011-08-06||Island Cove, Kawit, Philippines|
|11||Win||10–0–1||Rex Tito||UD||10||2011-04-16||SM City Lipa, Lipa, Philippines||Won WBO Asia Pacific Youth junior bantamweight title|
|10||Win||9–0–1||Pit Anacaya||UD||10||2011-02-19||Imus Plaza, Imus, Philippines|
|9||Win||8–0–1||Menard Zaragosa||UD||10||2010-12-22||Imus Sports Gymnasium, Imus, Philippines|
|8||Win||7–0–1||Julius Agcopra||TKO||3(8), 1:08||2010-11-20||Mahinog Gym, Mahinog, Philippines|
|7||Win||6–0–1||Leo de Guia||UD||8||2010-09-26||Imus Plaza, Imus, Philippines|
|6||Win||5–0–1||Redney Quezon||TKO||6(6), 0:27||2010-08-07||Maasim, Philippines|
|5||Win||4–0–1||Leo de Guia||UD||6||2010-06-26||Barangay Maranding, Lala, Philippines|
|4||Draw||3–0–1||Ervin Yamo||TD||6||2010-05-15||Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines|
|3||Win||3–0||Jimmy Paypa||MD||4||2009-09-25||Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines|
|2||Win||2–0||Sherwin McDo Lungay||TKO||1(4), 1:02||2009-09-03||Polomolok Gym, Polomolok, Philippines|
|1||Win||1–0||Reynaldo Buluan||TKO||1(4), 0:48||2009-07-27||Polanco, Philippines|
Titles in boxing
Major World Titles:
- IBF Pan Pacific junior bantamweight title (115 lbs)
- WBO Asia Pacific Youth junior bantamweight title (115 lbs)
- Philippines Luzon Professional Boxing Association bantamweight title (118 lbs)
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- Jerwin Ancajas stops Jose Alfredo Rodriguez » Boxing News
- Jerwin Ancajas bloodies, stops Teiru Kinoshita, retains junior bantamweight title
- Jamie Conlan loses world title fight to Jerwin Ancajas after sixth round stoppage
- Boxing: Jerwin Ancajas devastates Irish challenger to retain world title | ABS-CBN News
- Jerwin Ancajas To Become a Top Rank Fighter, Says Arum - Boxing News