Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jerwin Ancajas To Become a Top Rank Fighter, Says Arum

By Steve Kim

IBF super flyweight belt-holder Jerwin Ancajas has been creating some buzz recently with a string of strong outings, most recently his sixth round stoppage of Jamie Conlan on November 18th in Belfast.

Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 KO's) is part of a strong weight class that is now featured regularly on HBO.

But don't expect him to be on any 'Super Fly' cards in the near future.

jerwin-ancajas

Ancajas was being mention as a possible candidate to appear on the next edition of Super Fly, taking place on the HBO televised date of February 24, but that's not going to happen.

Because it's been revealed that the Filipino fighter is going to be promoted by Top Rank, who parted ways with HBO earlier this year and now have an exclusive television deal with ESPN.

"He is going to become a Top Rank fighter," Bob Arum told BoxingScene.com. "We're going to fight him at least three or four times a year. We call him the 'Next Manny Pacquiao."

Top Rank has a good history with promoting Filipino fighters, like Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire and a few fighters from the MP Promotions stable.

On July 1st, Ancajas appeared on Pacquiao's undercard in Brisbane, Australia, where he halted Teiru Kinoshita in seven rounds on a bout that was a part of that ESPN broadcast, where he will be featured once again.

As for when his next fight will be, Arum stated, "it will be in February."

The majority of Ancajas' potential opponents in the weight class are fighting on HBO, like WBO champion Naoya Inoue, Roman Gonzalez, Juan Francisco Estrada, WBC champion Sor Rungvisia, Carlos Cuadras and several others. However, many of them are not contractually tied to HBO - which could allow them to cross the network street to fight Ancajas on ESPN.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hinode on 12-07-2017

With Ancajas out, Inoue likely to skip Superfly2. He will move up and fight at bantamweight in 2018.

Comment by TheCell8 on 12-05-2017

Every flyweight should want to fight on HBO.

Comment by TheCell8 on 12-05-2017

Awful news. Ancajas belongs on HBO.

Comment by lagako10 on 12-05-2017

Bob mushroom is pooping again by another pinoy talent

Comment by SceneBoxer on 12-05-2017

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;18296833]Matchroom, Yafais promoter, just signed a deal with HBO. Doubt Yafai fights his toughest fight on ESPN[/QUOTE] shiat... shiat..

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith in Play, Says Michel Hearn: We Want Wilder, We're Consistently Making The Effort Bellew: I 100% Believe That I Will Take Oleksandr Usyk Apart! Christian Mbilli Stops Luis Fernando Pina in Two Rounds Katie Taylor Aims To Make Statement For Boston Fans JJ Metcalf vs. Liam Williams Added To Frampton-Warrington Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding - Ticket Information Mayweather Reacts To Khabib: CBS, SHO - Get The Checkbook! Lebedev vs. Wilson, Zhang vs. Ustinov on November 24, Monaco Shakur Stevenson Wants Josh Warrington Sooner Than Later Lemieux Hopes To Return in December, Fight Canelo in 2019 Bob Arum: I Don't Believe There's An Al Haymon; He's Fictional Team Kautondokwa Praise Ruling on Saunders, Andrade Shot Frampton Open To Gary Russell, Smiles at Warrington's Style Lewis Benson Vows To Bounce Back, Wants Coyle Rematch Zolani Tete To Be Trained By Floyd Mayweather Sr. McGregor's Trainer Doesn't Rule Out Malignaggi Boxing Match Ricky Hatton Expects Very Big Things From Nathan Gorman This Bud's For You, Crawford's Stock Continues To Rise Adonis Stevenson: I'll Prove I'm Still #1, I'll Knock Gvozdyk Out! Mikael Zewski vs. Ali Funeka Set For Stevenson-Gvozdyk Card Rey Vargas Planning To Make Title Defense in December Felix Verdejo vs. Yardley Armenta Cruz on November 10 Ruben Villa Outpoints Miguel Carrizoza Over Eight Rounds Eduardo Hernandez Draws Heavy Interest From U.S. Promoters Wilder Offers Apology Over Mascot, Network Denies Injury Hearn: Chisora, Not Luis Ortiz, is Frontrunner For Whyte Kavaliauskas-Arriaza Winner Could Be Next Foe For Crawford Bob Arum: I Would Love To Make Crawford-Spence Fight Next Khabib To Mayweather: In The Jungle, There is Only One King! Crawford-Benavidez Does Big Ratings For ESPN Photos: Mikaela Mayer Dominates Vanessa Bradford Over Eight Shakur Stevenson: I Want Lee Selby Next, Calling Him Out Forever Photos: Shakur Stevenson, Mike Alvarado, Adames Get KO Wins Crawford Coach: I Told Benavidez He'd Get His Ass Kicked! Photos: Terence Crawford Blasts Jose Benavidez in Twelfth Photos: Francesco Patera Hands Lewis Ritson First Career Loss Photos: Robbie Davies Beats Glenn Foot in Bloody Title Battle Photos: Joshua Buatsi, Dave Allen Grab KO Wins in Newcastle Terence Crawford: It Feels So Good To Shut Jose Benavidez Up
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement