first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In so doing, the new Filipino sensation not only retained the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown at American Bank Center. He also enthralled the fans inside the venue and the viewers from the United States and worldwide.Ancajas lived up to the hype and dominated the game but overmatched Gonzalez, stressing a point with a flash knockdown right in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe pride of Panabo City, now residing in Barangay Ramirez in Magallanes, Cavite would have settled for a shutout victory, but found an opening and went for the kill in the fateful round.Ancajas staggered Gonzalez with a snappy right jab then sent the Mexican down again with another hard left straight. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Gonzalez beat the count, but when Ancajas floored him anew with an overhand left, Puerto Rican referee Rafael Ramos finally halted the bout at the 1:50 mark.Gonzalez launched an attack in the fifth round only to be repelled quickly. The Filipino had won all the previous rounds before the stoppage.The 26-year-old Ancajas, hailed as the second coming of Manny Pacquiao, raised his record to 29-1-1 with 20 knockouts.For countryEver humble, Ancajas said the victory wasn’t only for him to savor.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For now, however, Ancajas is looking forward to a two-week respite back home, something well earned for masterful demolition of Gonzalez has put him among boxing’s elite. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Jerwin Ancajas poses with MP Promotions Joe Ramos. Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas —After displaying his ferocity as a fighter, Jerwin Ancajas unraveled his gentle nature—and class—on Saturday night.Ancajas knocked Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez out in the 10th round, and, instead of celebrating right away, went over to his fallen enemy to find out if he’s all right.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img “This honor is not for me alone, but also for the Filipino people,” Ancajas said in Filipino.It was a rude awakening for the 21-year-old Gonzalez, who was also hoping for a grand entry into boxing’s mainstream.“It was a tough fight. I wasn’t expecting this result,” said Gonzalez, who dropped to 21-2 with eight knockouts.“It was a great experience and I will bounce back.”Back in his locker room, Ancajas bared he drew inspiration from the attention Pacquiao, his idol and benefactor through MP Promotions, has been giving him.They talked late Friday night, with the eight-division world champion and Philippine senator giving him encouragement before praying over him.On Saturday, Pacquiao advised Ancajas to shun the pressure of being compared to him, to relax and do his thing in the ring.Best yet to comeAccording to chief trainer Joven Jimenez, however, Ancajas wasn’t at his optimum best against Gonzalez, giving him a seven with 10 being the maximum.For revered promoter Bob Arum, who signed up Ancajas to a three-fight deal with an option to extend, the southpaw’s fourth straight knockout victory over title challengers was an excellent performance.As such, expect Arum to pit Ancajas against other renowned 115-pounders in more lucrative fights within the year. ‘Gonzalez needs more experience’ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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