Jerwin Ancajas plans eighth title defense in October!
Over the last few months, IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (31-1-2, 21KO) has been itching and talking publicly about wanting a big-money unification. According to him, now is the time for him to step up and prove he’s the best.
The opportunity to prove he’s number one fighter in the division will not happen next. However, until such opportunity arrives, “Pretty Boy” plans to stay active. He will next step into the ring in October.
Last we saw Ancajas, he won a six-round stoppage over mandatory challenger Ryuichi Funai May 4, 2019. Afterwards, he stated his goal is a unification showdown against current WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada.
Unfortunately for Ancajas, a fight will not happen immediately. Estrada will defend his WBC 115 pound title against Dewayne Beamon on August 24 in his native Mexico.
In the meantime, he is hard at work at the Philippine Marines Naval Station in San Antonio, Zambales getting ready for an anticipated upcoming title defense. According to his chief trainer, Joven Jimenez, the eighth title defense will take place either on October 5 or 12.
The unannounced location will be somewhere in the United States.
The remaining question is who Ancajas will fight. Carlos Cuadras and top contender Andrew Moloney have risen as the two leading candidates, with Cuadras being the preferred choice of promoter Bob Arum who believes the former WBC champion would be more of an eye-catching opponent for the ESPN and US audience.
No official announcement has been made, but with Ancajas already in serious preparation and amid a two-month camp, it probably means an announcement of his next fight will be made sooner than later.
As always, stay tuned into 3KingsBoxing for any updates regarding this story.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.