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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

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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


Ancajas to weigh at least 128 on fight vs Funai

May 04, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Filipino boxer breezes through the scales in the official weigh-in for the seventh title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

ASIAN CLASH. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) and Japanese Ryuichi Funai tangle for the IBF super flyweight belt. 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

Ancajas 95% ready as he leaves for U.S. title tiff

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The Filipino champion will be making his 7th title defense of his IBF super flyweight crown

KEEPING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas nears his deadliest form heading into his title defense. 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 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

Out late, Jerwin Ancajas still hits training early

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:33 PM

After getting honored as one of the country’s top boxers, Jerwin Ancajas quickly gets back to training for his seventh defense of the IBF super flyweight crown

TOP GUN. Jerwin Ancajas, who’s gearing up for Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai, receives the major award for boxing in the 2019 PSA Awards. Photo release

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