Jerwin Ancajas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jerwin Ancajas
Jerwin Ancajas 2017.jpg
Ancajas in December 2017
Real nameJerwin Juntilla Ancajas
Nickname(s)"Pretty Boy"
Weight(s)Junior bantamweight
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality Philippines
Born (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27)
Panabo, Davao del Norte, Philippines
Boxing record
Total fights34
Wins by KO21

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[1], fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board[2], and eighth by BoxRec.[3] Ancajas is the first world champion promoted by MP Promotions, a promotional company owned by Manny Pacquiao.[4] Ancajas currently trains and fights out of Philippine Marines training camp in ternate, cavite.

Jerwin was born and raised in Panabo, a suburb of Davao City, Philippines.[5] 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.[6] Jerwin Ancajas has a 90-5 record in the Amateur Boxing.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Ancajas made his professional debut on July 2009. Ancajas suffered a loss in his fifteenth pro bout, losing a majority decision to Mark Anthony Geraldo.

He became the IBF junior bantamweight champion when he defeated McJoe Arroyo on September 3, 2016.[8] Ancajas earned just $3,750 for the fight.[9] He entered the fight on an 11-fight win streak.[10] Ancajas comfortably outboxed Arroyo, and dropped him in round 8 to win a unanimous decision.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14][15]

In December, it was announced that Ancajas had signed with Top Rank and would make his U.S. debut in February 2018, defending his title against Israel Gonzalez in Corpus Christi, Texas.[16]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
34 fights 31 wins 1 loss
By knockout 21 0
By decision 10 1
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
34 Win 31–1–2 Japan Ryuichi Funai KO 7 (12), 0:01 2019-05-04 United States Stockton Arena, Stockton, California, USA Retained IBF junior bantamweight title
33 Draw 30–1–2 Mexico Alejandro Santiago SD 12 2018-09-29 United States Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA Retained IBF junior bantamweight title
32 Win 30–1–1 Philippines Jonas Sultan UD 12 2018-05-26 United States Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, USA Retained IBF junior bantamweight title
31 Win 29–1–1 Mexico Israel Gonzalez TKO 10(12), 1:50 2018-02-03 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Retained IBF junior bantamweight title
30 Win 28–1–1 Republic of Ireland Jamie Conlan TKO 6(12), 0:52 2017-11-18 United Kingdom SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland Retained IBF junior bantamweight title
29 Win 27–1–1 Japan Teiru Kinoshita TKO 7(12), 1:53 2017-07-02 Australia Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia Retained IBF junior bantamweight title
28 Win 26–1–1 Mexico José Alfredo Rodríguez RTD 7(12), 3:00 2017-01-29 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained IBF junior bantamweight title
27 Win 25–1–1 Puerto Rico McJoe Arroyo UD 12 2016-09-03 Philippines Jurado Hall, Taguig, Philippines Won IBF junior bantamweight title
26 Win 24–1–1 Philippines Paul Apolinario KO 1(10), 0:35 2015-11-13 Philippines Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig, Philippines
25 Win 23–1–1 Philippines Juan Purisima KO 9(10), 1:57 2015-05-30 Philippines Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Philippines
24 Win 22–1–1 Tanzania Fadhili Majiha KO 3(8), 1:48 2014-11-23 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR
23 Win 21–1–1 Indonesia Rachmat Santoso TKO 1(10), 2:55 2014-08-23 Philippines Almendras Gym, Davao City, Davao del Sur
22 Win 20–1–1 Thailand Petchwanchai Sor Visetkit KO 1(12), 2:16 2014-05-03 Philippines University of SouthEastern Philippines, Davao City, Philippines Won IBF Pan Pacific junior bantamweight title
21 Win 19–1–1 Thailand Inthanon Sithchamuang KO 2(8), 1:30 2014-02-22 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR
20 Win 18–1–1 Philippines Ryan Bongcawil KO 2(10), 1:58 2013-12-14 Philippines Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Philippines
19 Win 17–1–1 Philippines Armando Casa TKO 4(8), 0;59 2013-08-30 Philippines Lucena City Recreational Gym, Lucena, Philippines Won Philippines Luzon Professional Boxing Association bantamweight title
18 Win 16–1–1 China Runlong Xu TKO 4(6) 2012-12-21 China Haikou, China
17 Win 15–1–1 Philippines Miguel Tamayo TKO 10(10), 2:46 2012-09-21 Philippines Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay, Philippines
16 Win 14-1–1 Philippines John Paul Bautista RTD 3(10), 3:00 2012-08-12 Philippines Yñares Sports Arena, Pasig, Philippines
15 Loss 13–1–1 Philippines Mark Anthony Geraldo MD 10 2012-03-17 Philippines Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu, Philippines Lost WBO Asia Pacific Youth junior bantamweight title
14 Win 13–0–1 Philippines Rodel Quilaton UD 12 2011-12-23 Philippines Imus Plaza, Imus, Philippines
13 Win 12–0–1 China Jing Xiang UD 10 2011-08-27 China People's Stadium, Tianjin, China
12 Win 11–0–1 Philippines Jason Egera TKO 8(10), 2:38 2011-08-06 Philippines Island Cove, Kawit, Philippines
11 Win 10–0–1 Philippines Rex Tito UD 10 2011-04-16 Philippines SM City Lipa, Lipa, Philippines Won WBO Asia Pacific Youth junior bantamweight title
10 Win 9–0–1 Philippines Pit Anacaya UD 10 2011-02-19 Philippines Imus Plaza, Imus, Philippines
9 Win 8–0–1 Philippines Menard Zaragosa UD 10 2010-12-22 Philippines Imus Sports Gymnasium, Imus, Philippines
8 Win 7–0–1 Philippines Julius Agcopra TKO 3(8), 1:08 2010-11-20 Philippines Mahinog Gym, Mahinog, Philippines
7 Win 6–0–1 Philippines Leo de Guia UD 8 2010-09-26 Philippines Imus Plaza, Imus, Philippines
6 Win 5–0–1 Philippines Redney Quezon TKO 6(6), 0:27 2010-08-07 Philippines Maasim, Philippines
5 Win 4–0–1 Philippines Leo de Guia UD 6 2010-06-26 Philippines Barangay Maranding, Lala, Philippines
4 Draw 3–0–1 Philippines Ervin Yamo TD 6 2010-05-15 Philippines Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines
3 Win 3–0 Philippines Jimmy Paypa MD 4 2009-09-25 Philippines Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines
2 Win 2–0 Philippines Sherwin McDo Lungay TKO 1(4), 1:02 2009-09-03 Philippines Polomolok Gym, Polomolok, Philippines
1 Win 1–0 Philippines Reynaldo Buluan TKO 1(4), 0:48 2009-07-27 Philippines Polanco, Philippines

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major World Titles:

Minor 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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ring Ratings: Flyweight". The Ring. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Rankings". Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Boxer Ratings". BoxRec. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Photos: Pacquiao Welcomes Jerwin Ancajas To Senate Office - Boxing News". Unknown parameter |accessdabte= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Jerwin Ancajas: A Champion Emerges from the Shadows - The Grueling Truth
  6. ^
  7. ^ Jerwin Ancajas hopes to make "lasting impression" against Israel Gonzalez, stake claim as next great Filipino boxing champion
  8. ^ ABS-CBN Corp. (2016-09-03). "Pinoy boxer Jerwin Ancajas wins IBF Super Flyweight title | ABS-CBN Sports". Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  9. ^ Songalia, Ryan (2014-06-20). "Jerwin Ancajas outpoints McJoe Arroyo - The Ring". Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  10. ^ "Jerwin Ancajas set for biggest fight of career as he challenges McJoe Arroyo for IBF title". Spin.Ph. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  11. ^
  12. ^ Jerwin Ancajas stops Jose Alfredo Rodriguez » Boxing News
  13. ^ Jerwin Ancajas bloodies, stops Teiru Kinoshita, retains junior bantamweight title
  14. ^ Jamie Conlan loses world title fight to Jerwin Ancajas after sixth round stoppage
  15. ^ Boxing: Jerwin Ancajas devastates Irish challenger to retain world title | ABS-CBN News
  16. ^ Jerwin Ancajas To Become a Top Rank Fighter, Says Arum - Boxing News

External links[edit]