Ancajas Retains Title Over Conlan by Knockout!

By David Martinez /

On Saturday, November 18, 2017 IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-1 / 19 by KO) retained his title by knockout over previously unbeaten Jamie Conlan (19-1- 11 by KO) in round six.

Ancajas traveled from his native country the Philippines to Belfast, Northern Ireland the home town to Conlan, to make his third title defense.

It was a one-sided affair, in which I gave every round to the Filipino fighter.

Conlan went down in round one on apparent twist to his ankle, and Ancajas was credited with a knockdown.

Conlan went down again in round three from vicious body punches and again in round four.

In round five, after several warnings by the referee, a point was deducted from Ancajas for a low blow. But the bout was so one sided, it just didn’t matter.

In round six, the southpaw Ancajas landed a hard, over hand, lead right on the side of Conlan’s head, which dropped Conlon to one knee. At this point he was a thoroughly beaten fighter, causing the referee to call a halt to the action 52 seconds into the round.

The super flyweight (115 lbs.) division is currently loaded with talent: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (WBC champion); Naoya Inoue (WBO champion); Khalid Yafai (WBA champion); Juan Francisco Estrada; Roman Gonzalez; Carlos Cuadras and Jerwin Ancajas, who is certainly in the think of it and who has a bright future ahead.   

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