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Jerwin Ancajas arrives in California ahead of world title defense

Jerwin Ancajas arrives in California ahead of world title defense

MANILA, Philippines–Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas has arrived in Stockton, California ahead of his world title defense against Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai on May 4 at Stockton Arena.

Ancajas will be defending his IBF super flyweight crown against a formidable foe in Funai, who holds a record of 33 wins, including 22 knockouts with seven defeats.

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Posted by Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The 27-year-old Ancajas (30-1-2, 20 KOs) hasn’t lost in his last 18 fights.

His previous fight seven months ago, however, was a split draw against Alejandro Santiago of Mexico.

Ancajas looks to retain his belt for the seventh time when he meets Funai, who is on a winning streak of his own having beaten his last seven foes, six of whom didn’t go the distance.