Ancajas retains IBF superfly belt

IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 KOs) retained his title against Jonathan Rodríguez (22-2, 16 KOs) in a slugfest on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Toe-to-toe action for all twelve rounds. Ancajas battered Rodriguez to the canvas with a barrage of punches in round eight. Scores were unanimous for Ancajas 115-112, 116-111, 117-110.

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  • Ancajas and Rodriguez proudly represented their countries with skill, will and determination.

    Ancajas’ body punching was outstanding, and his punches looked more impactful than Rodriguez’s punches. Rodriguez gave it a heck of an attempt, but Rodriguez was missing one main quality: impactful punching power.

    I also believe Ancajas won.

  • Ancajas clearly won the fight. If not the round 8, it was a very very close match.
    Ancajas is now ready for Estrada and/or Chocolatito Gonzales.

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