Dominant Ancajas batters Conlan for third title defense
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 19, 2017 10:49 AM
Jerwin Ancajas successfully defends his IBF super flyweight world title for a third time, stopping Jamie Conlan in six rounds. (AP FILE PHOTO)
Pinoy boxer Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas put on another masterful performance as he dominated Irish challenger Jamie Conlan en route to a sixth round stoppage for a third successful IBF super flyweight world championship defense.
Fighting in front of a pro-Conlan crowd at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ancajas immediately went to work, giving the hometown boy some early trouble that led to a delayed knockdown in the first round.
While the first knockdown appeared to have something to do with Conlan's lead leg, the succeeding ones were all thanks to the defending champion, as he once again made full use of his body shots, the same technique that put away his most recent challenger Teiru Kinoshita.
Ancajas found himself getting deducted a point in the fifth round after receiving a third warning for a low blow.
The deduction mattered not, as Ancajas made sure that the fight didn't see a judges' decision after flooring Conlan one last time in the sixth round, ultimately forcing referee Steve Gray to end the fight.
Ancajas, who drew comparisons to 'boss' Manny Pacquiao, improved to 28-1-1, handing the very game Conlan his first career defeat in 20 fights.