Boxing: Philippine Navy unfurls hero’s welcome for Jerwin Ancajas


Posted at May 15 2019 03:23 AM


World junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas got a warm hero's welcome from the Philippine Navy and his fans when he arrived in the country, a week after his successful title defense.

Ancajas, a naval Chief Petty Officer, arrived on Tuesday at the NAIA, where he was greeted by the navy band.

On hand to welcome him were his wife, Ruth, and their 3 children.

Ancajas defended his IBF junior bantamweight crown by stopping Ryuichi Funai of Japan in 7 rounds in Stockton, Calif., last week.

The Panabo City, Davao del Norte native is looking forward to unifying his title against WBA champion Juan Francisco Estrada.

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