Boxing: Ancajas trains in seclusion despite postponement of title defense

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 17 2020 04:35 PM


MANILA -- Despite the postponement of his upcoming bout, world junior bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas continued to train, albeit in seclusion.

Ancajas was supposed to make his Las Vegas debut against Mexico's Jonathan Rodriguez on April 11. But due to continued threat of COVID-19, Top Rank has decided to temporarily shelve the fight card.

This, however, did not hamper the team from keeping the champion in shape.

"Tuloy pa rin training kahit hindi matuloy," his coach Joven Jimenez said.

Jimenez said they were supposed to move their camp to Las Vegas but were forced to stay in the country due to the coronavirus outbreak.


They are now staying somewhere in Metro Manila.

"Malamang May na raw matutuloy ang laban, depende rin sa COVID," Jimenez said. "Mas maganda na ring nandito lang kami dahil delikadong bumiyahe."

Also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic was John Riel Casimero's world bantamweight title unification bout against Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue on April 25.

Casimero is currently training in Miami, Florida.

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