Boxing: Ancajas molding 'future champions' while waiting for next bout


Posted at Mar 28 2020 06:32 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2020 06:51 PM


MANILA -- When he is not busy training himself, world bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is busy molding "future champions."

Ancajas limits his movements within his Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite where he continues to sweat it out in case promoters arrange a new date for his mandatory title bout against Jonathan Rodriguez.

Ancajas also gives pointers to his nephews Jaril Mark Ancajas, Jonhlord Michael Ancajas and Erick John Buena on how to throw an effective punch.

"Training lang. Papawis lang kami lagi, sir," he told ABS-CBN News.

Ancajas actually teaches his sons Kyrie and Kyle how to box, too. But they are currently staying in Bukidnon at the moment.

The reigning IBF junior bantamweight king was supposed to take on Rodriguez on April 11 at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Nevada. But the bout was temporarily shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This forced Ancajas to adjust his training.

Fortunately, he has coach Joven Jimenez by his side. He also gets dietary guidance from nutrition expert Jeaneth Aro.

"Tinitingnan naman ni coach ang kundisyon ko at nandiyan naman po lagi si Ma'am Jeaneth," he said.