Jerwin Ancajas Invades Belfast to defend his IBF World Super Flyweight title for the 3rd time against Irish Jamie Conlan
A win for Jerwin Ancajas will increase his stocks in boxing
There is no easy road since Jerwin captured the IBF World Superflyweight title.
It was just a little over a year ago when a young man from Panabo City of the Philippines burst into the world boxing scene when he dropped visiting McJoe Aroyo of Puerto Rico in round 8 of their title fight in Taguig, Philippines.
In front of a handful of spectators, Ancajas' cruise to victory on his way to becoming the IBF World superflyweight title. The fight wasn't as heavily advertised then but his fight moving forward has been the talk of the town and since being the champion, he has defended his belt in two different countries including against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Macao and Teiru Kinoshita in Brisbane, Australia.
Now, boxing will take him to Belfast in Ireland to face Irish very own Jamie Conlan.
Jamie Conlan is the most imminent threat to Ancajas rise to success and with an undefeated record of 19 wins (11 KO), the "Iris Gatti or the Mexican" is looking to make history as he challenges for the world title in front of his home crowd in Belfast. Conlan at 31 years old had a number of tough fights and maybe looking to impose his aggressiveness against a much more stylistic Jerwin Ancajas who is holding a record of 27 wins (18KO), 1 draw and 1 loss.
Conlan who also had a tough life recalls how he had worked hard to be in the position to challenge for a top prize in boxing. In an interview, Conlan mentioned how he almost gave up and that he had to work in a hospital to keep moving while training. Conlan looks determined to dethrone the Filipino champ but is also respectful.
"I believe Jerwin Ancajas in a great fighter, I think he is second best in the division, first would be WBO Champion Naoya" - Jamie Conlan
Ancajas' rise to the top or Conlan's prize for determination
On November 18, at the SSE Arena in Belfast, two hard-hitting super flyweight will collide.
One Filipino who is just starting to get international attention and one Irishman who is determined to make the most out of the opportunity in front of his home crowd.
We see a good calculated fight for Jerwin Ancajas as he shows off his boxing skills early coming in and out and picking right body combination which will force Conlan to be tentative. Conlan will try to be as technical as he can but will soon find out that Jerwin will have an advantage in that area. The Irishman will be forced to switch and fight more aggressively.
Conlan will have some success as he presses for the fight but Jerwin, much younger yet much stronger would be able to counter the attacks in the later round as he once again picks and pops some shots to the head and body. Conlan who had never faced defeats in an effort to win a round may force the issue that may result in combination punches or a knockdown for Ancajas.
On the other hand, Ancajas could be fighting with the most number of hits to his head and body as the Irishman continues his barrage of offense that would test the durability of Jerwin Ancajas.
Certainly, a great stylistic fight at hand and we see a potential referee stoppage for Ancajas in the late round as the Irishman Conlan will never back down in front of his cheering fans but his aggressiveness will be his downfall.
What do you think will happen to the fight?
Our last interview with the Pretty Boy, Jerwin Ancajas