Boxing: Ancajas pummels Chilean challenger to defend world crown

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2019 11:43 AM | Updated as of Dec 09 2019 12:58 PM

Reigning IBF super-flyweight world champion Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines needed just six rounds to stop Chilean challenger Miguel Gonzales, winning by technical knockout to retain his title in Puebla city, Mexico, Sunday morning Manila time.

Ancajas, who had been scheduled to defend the same title in November before that bout was scrapped because his opponent had visa issues, showed over the weekend he was the more complete boxer.

The reigning champion from Panabo city was aggressive from the get-go, punishing Gonzales with shots to the head and body. 

In the sixth round, Ancajas began to weaken Gonzales, targeting the Chilean with decisive hooks, leading to an eventual stoppage at the 1:53 mark of the round. 

It was Ancajas’ eighth successful defense of the 115-pound title, as the 27-year old Davaoeño improved to 31-1-2 in his career with 21 wins coming by stoppage.

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