Ancajas spars for 10 rounds
For Jerwin Ancajas, there’s no substitute for anticipation and early preparation.
Expecting that his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown will be on April 14 in Las Vegas—not April 28 in Philadelphia as planned—Ancajas never went on relax mode in his training at Survival Camp in Barangay Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite.
Just two weeks after knocking out Mexican challenger Israel Gonzales on Feb. 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Ancajas resumed his workouts under head trainer Joven Jimenez.
No wonder, they were hardly bothered when matchmaker Sean Gibbons informed them from the United States on Monday morning that Ancajas’ fight with countryman Jonas Sultan of ALA Promotions will be the chief support of the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn collision for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on April 14 at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Jimenez said Ancajas is nearly battle ready for his fifth defense of the 118-pound crown.
“He has sparred for 10 rounds against three boxers,” Jimenez told the Inquirer. —ROY LUARCA