Manny Pacquiao: Jerwin Ancajas yet to reach full potential
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 25, 2017 07:40 PM
(Photo courtesy of Manny Pacquiao on Instagram: @mannypacquiao)
At 25 years of age, reigning IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin ‘Pretty Boy’ Ancajas is relatively young, but he certainly isn’t a newbie in the boxing world.
With 30 fights under his belt, the Panabo-born Ancajas has more than proven his mettle, and is slowly becoming one of the Philippines’ most must-see world champions.
What’s even more scary for anyone daring to stand in Ancajas’ way is that the young king can even get better, and his ‘boss’ believes so.
“Jerwin Ancajas, the IBF junior bantamweight world champion and MP Promotions’ first world title holder, is an exciting fighter who has not reached his full potential,” Manny Pacquiao said, via the Top Rank Boxing website.
Ancajas is the first world champion under eight-division boxing world champion Pacquiao’s MP Promotions banner, and the Filipino boxing legend is set to help the young champion reach even greater heights, which starts by helping Ancajas reach an even bigger audience in the United States by signing with Top Rank Boxing.
“I am pleased to announce that we will have the opportunity to get worldwide exposure through his upcoming fights being televised on ESPN, with the help of the legendary Bob Arum and Top Rank.”
“We, at MP Promotions feel that this opportunity will open the floodgates for Jerwin to reach his full potential and continue to bring great honor to the Philippines.” Pacquiao added.
Ancajas will be making his United States debut by defending his IBF title for the fourth time against Mexico’s Israel ‘Jiga’ Gonzales at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 3, 2018.