Pacquiao not the only Pinoy defending world title in Brisbane
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 29, 2017 01:27 PM
"Handa na ako." - Reigning IBF Super Flyweight world champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas (Photo courtesy of Dyan Castillejo on Instagram)
With all the hype and hooplah surrounding Sunday's main event between eight-division world champion and reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Australia's own Jeff "The Hornet" Horn, it's easy to forget that Manny isn't the only Pinoy fighting on the card.
Manny also isn't the only Filipino champion that's going to be defending his belt on Sunday.
Before Pacquiao and Horn take to the ring, Panabo, Davao's reigning IBF Super Flyweight world champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas will be putting his title on the line against Japan's Teiru Kinoshita.
The 25-year old Ancajas (26-1-1, 17 KO), is a member of Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions stable, and will have the honor of co-main eventing for his ''boss" on Sunday.
Ancajas captured the IBF title back in September of 2016, defeating McJoe Arroyo via unanimous decision. He succesfully defended his title in Macau just this January, stopping Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in the seventh round.
Ancajas' opponent Kinoshita is 25-1-1 in his career with eight wins coming via knockout. The Osaka native challenged for the IBF Super Flyweight title once before, losing to Zolani Tete via Unanimous Decision. This will be Kinoshita's first fight outside of Japan.
Jerwin Ancajas meets Teiru Kinoshita for the IBF Super Flyweight world championship before Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn battle for the WBO welterweight world championship on Sunday, July 2nd at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
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