Ancajas-Funai fight - updates

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Team Ancajas, Filipinos celebrate; Japanese delegation classy in loss

May 06, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Filipino champion defends his IBF super flyweight crown for the seventh time with a stoppage win over Ryuichi Funai

RESPECT. The camp of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai gamely pose for a photo with Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas (middle). Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas rates self 9 vs Funai; trainer Jimenez gives him 8

May 05, 2019 - 9:33 PM

'I can see through his eyes that he’s a goner,' Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas says of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai

Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Ancajas stops Funai in 7th title defense

May 05, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Filipino champion rediscovers his deadly form after settling for a split draw in his previous title defense

FINE FORM. Jerwin Ancajas proves too powerful and skillful for Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


No more ring surprises for Ancajas

May 04, 2019 - 10:39 PM

Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas vows he won't be caught off-guard in his title defense versus Japanese Ryuichi Funai

FEISTY. Jerwin Ancajas (left) plans to come out more aggressive in his seventh title defense versus Ryuichi Funai. Photo from Top Rank Boxing

Ancajas-Funai card a sellout, says Arum

May 04, 2019 - 6:26 PM

After his last 3 US fights failed to draw big crowds, Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt before a sellout crowd

TITLE RETENTION. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) looks to defend his IBF title for the seventh time against Japanese Ryuichi Funai. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas solid 7-1 favorite to beat Funai, retain title

May 03, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Coming off a disappointing draw, Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas vows to defend his title 'in style’

TOP FORM. Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas (left) says he’ll be in his best shape when he faces Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

No rush, says trainer Jimenez on Ancajas’ title defense

May 02, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Jerwin Ancajas' team says the Filipino champion plans to revert to his wait-and-see style that netted consecutive knockout wins

ON TRACK. Jerwin Ancajas (right) trains with his team in Stockton, one of America’s former boxing hotbeds. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Funai confident of wresting world crown from Ancajas

May 01, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Ryuichi Funai describes Filipino Jerwin Ancajas as a 'strong champion,' but the Japanese challenge says he's prepared for his first crack at a world title

READY. Ryuichi Funai says he has sparred a total of 150 rounds with 4 partners. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler

Reedy Ancajas ready to dangle title vs Funai

May 01, 2019 - 8:27 AM

With the hard work over, Jerwin Ancajas is ready to impress in his seventh title defense

STEADY. Jerwin Ancajas is on track of reaching the 115-pound limit. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas down to 120, fine-tunes fight plans

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The Filipino champion dangles his IBF super flyweight belt against Japanese Ryuichi Funai

KEEPING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas will make his seventh title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Pacquiao urges Ancajas to throw more punches

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:05 PM

'Use your left and right hand,' Manny Pacquiao advises IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas

STAYING ON TOP. Jerwin Ancajas looks to defend his crown against Japanese Ryuichi Funai in California next month. File photo by Alvin Brian Go

Ancajas embraces change to boost upcoming title defense

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Jerwin Ancajas aims to do better in his preparation for Japanese mandatory challenger Ryuichi Funai

AIMING HIGHER. Jerwin Ancajas wants to one-up his training for his May fight. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Ancajas 88% ready, says trainer Jimenez

Mar 14, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Filipino world champion Jerwin Ancajas vies for a more decisive victory in his seventh title defense against Japanese Ryuichi Funai

MORE FOCUSED. Jerwin Ancajas doesn’t want to settle for another split draw. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ancajas changes sparring stance

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:14 PM

After drawing Japanese Ryuichi Funai as his next foe, Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas shifts training gears

TITLE DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas prepares for the seventh defense of his IBF super flyweight crown. File photo by Alvin Brian Go