“Pretty Boy” Acajas awaits next foe

AFTER successfully defending his title on splendid fashion last week, reigning IBF World Junior Bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas patiently awaits for his next foe, on a bout probably to be held in the United States.

Ancajas was in town yesterday and was greeted warmly by local boxing enthusiasts and fans during his motorcade and press conference.

“Nalipay ko sa ilang pag tagad sa ako,” said Ancajas who successfully retained his title on a seventh round stoppage next to Teiru Kinoshita of Japan held at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The 25 year-old Panabo City native came with manager Joven Jimenez along with Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham Kahlil Mitra and Commissioners Fritz Gaston and Eduard Trinidad.

“We are still waiting for his next opponent. Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing is currently on talks with MP Promotions and probably it will be held in the United States,” Jimenez said.

 “Footwork ug power punches pa ang akong i-improve para sa akong next title defense,” said the left-handed Ancajas who on his second title defense delivered a crushing right hand to the body that sent Konoshita to his knees.

He now sports a 27-win, one loss and one draw noting 18 victories by way of knockouts. He wrested the crown from McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico in September 2016 in Taguig City and first defended his belt in January by forcing Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Mexico to retire in 8 rounds in China.

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