Ancajas dedicates TKO win to fans back home

first_imgMOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Photo from Top Rank Boxing Twitter accountJerwin Ancajas, the stylish, newest heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao, felt he owed fans back home in the Philippines a spectacular knockout win.He delivered it Saturday night after his devastating technical knockout win over Japanese tough guy Ryuichi Funai to retain his IBF super flyweight crown in Stockton, California.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Blaze Spikers won’t be taking it easy Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The Japanese was all too willing to slug it out and absorbed all the punches Ancajas threw at him.“I was surprised, but with the fighting heart of the Japanese boxers, you can never say never,” Ancajas said after the fight.Ringside doctor told referee to stop the fight at the start of the seventh round after seeing Funai was no longer fit to go on.Ancajas improved to 31-1-2, 21 KOs while Funai is now 31-8-0, 22KOs.ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan PLAY LIST 01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “This is the fight I owed to all of my fans back home in the Philippines,” Ancajas told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna after the bout.He also got to finally show everyone he’s worthy of snagging big fights and following the footsteps of Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAncajas idolizes the Filipino global megastar and also fights under Pacquiao’s MP promotions.Unlike his previous fights, which put a dent on the 27-year-old fighter’s street credentials, Funai was tailor-made for Ancajas’ fight style. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img

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