Boxing: Ancajas to square off vs Mexican fighter on Nov. 2


Posted at Sep 18 2019 09:50 PM | Updated as of Sep 18 2019 10:11 PM

Boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas is scheduled to make his 8th title defense against Mexican slugger Jonathan Rodriguez in November.

The IBF junior bantamweight king will square off against Rodriguez on November 2 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

His trainer Joven Jimenez, who has seen some of Rodriguez’s fights, described the Mexican as an inside fighter who has a tendency to brawl.

“Bugbugan ang hanap nito. Papasok nang papasok, ‘yun ang nakita namin,” said Jimenez.

Ancajas, who owns a record of 31-1-2 with 21 KOs, is coming off a stoppage win against mandatory challenger Ryuichi Funai of Japan last May.

The Top Rank-promoted fighter is currently training at the Philippine Marines base camp in San Antonio, Zambales.

“Halos naka 7 weeks na kami ng training,” said Jimenez, who added that everything is going well in camp.

The trainer also thanked flag officer-in-command of the Philippine Navy Robert Empedrad for accommodating them in the Zambales camp.

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