JERWIN Ancajas of MP Boxing Gym will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) World super flyweight title against Mexican boxer Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Macau on January 29.
Ancajas, 25, who hails from Panabo City, currently has a professional record of 25 wins including 16 knockouts, one draw and one loss.
The reigning champion dethroned defending IBF super flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico via unanimous decision last September 3, 2016.
Ancajas, in a Facebook chat with SunStar Davao, said they added speed and stamina on his training considering that his next opponent is a counter puncher.
“Tibay ang akoang next na makalaban kay beterano napud siya (My next opponent is tough because he's already a veteran),” the Panabo pride said.
He resumed training after winning the world title.
Ancajas, who has been training at Top Contender Gym in Cavite the past three months, is supervised by Marvillo Aballe, Rey Dulay, Todd Makelim, and Ernie Gonzalez. His manager is Joven Jimenez.
The Macau-bound boxer said he is confident to win the fight, but will be very careful with the other camp's strategy.
“Expect po kami sir na modaug kung kaluy-an, ug dili mi mag kumpyansya sir. Ang knockout muabot ra na (We expect to win but I will not let my guard down, sir. A knockout is possible),” he added.