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Former IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas is carrying on the fighting tradition of the Philippines as he looks to establish himself as one of the greats to emerge from that country. Read Bio
Win vs Wilner Soto
Jun 24, 2023 / Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Wilner Soto by TKO in Round 5 of 8
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Jerwin Ancajas Fights
WIN vs Wilner Soto 22-12-0
Jun 24, 2023 • Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Wilner Soto LOSES to Jerwin Ancajas by TKO in Round 5 of 8
LOSS vs Fernando Martinez 16-0-0
Oct 08, 2022 • Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Fernando Martinez WINS against Jerwin Ancajas by UD in Round 12 of 12
Loss vs Fernando Martinez 16-0-0
Feb 26, 2022 • The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Jerwin Ancajas LOSES to Fernando Martinez by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Jonathan Rodriguez 22-1-0
Apr 10, 2021 • Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jonathan Rodriguez by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Miguel Gonzalez 31-2-0
Dec 07, 2019 • Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Miguel Gonzalez by TKO in Round 6 of 12
Win vs Ryuichi Funai 31-7-0
May 04, 2019 • Stockton Arena, Stockton, California, USA
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Ryuichi Funai by RTD in Round 6 of 12
Draw vs Alexandro Santiago 27-3-5
Sep 28, 2018 • Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA
Jerwin Ancajas DRAWS with Alexandro Santiago by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Jonas Sultan 14-3-0
May 26, 2018 • Save Mart Arena, Fresno, California, USA
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jonas Sultan by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Israel Gonzalez 21-1-0
Feb 03, 2018 • Bank of America Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Israel Gonzalez by TKO in Round 10 of 12
Win vs Jamie Conlan 19-0-0
Nov 18, 2017 • The SSE Arena (formerly Odyssey Arena), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jamie Conlan by TKO in Round 6 of 12
Win vs Teiru Kinoshita 25-1-1
Jul 02, 2017 • Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Teiru Kinoshita by TKO in Round 7 of 12
Win vs Jose Alfredo Rodriguez 32-4-0
Jan 29, 2017 • Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jose Alfredo Rodriguez by RTD in Round 7 of 12
WIN vs McJoe Arroyo 17-0-0
Sep 03, 2016 • Jurado Hall of the Philippine Marine Corp, Barangay Fort Bonifac, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
McJoe Arroyo LOSES to Jerwin Ancajas by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Paul Apolinario 10-15-3
Nov 13, 2015 • Philippine Navy Gymnasium Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Paul Apolinario by KO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Juan Purisima 11-7-1
May 30, 2015 • Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Juan Purisima by KO in Round 9 of 10
Win vs Fadhili Majiha 15-5-4
Nov 23, 2014 • Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Fadhili Majiha by KO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Rachmat Santoso 11-3-0
Aug 23, 2014 • Almendras Gym, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Rachmat Santoso by TKO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Anukul Promkamsaw 13-6-0
May 03, 2014 • University of SouthEastern Philippines Gym, Barrio Obrero, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Anukul Promkamsaw by KO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Tanawat Phonnaku 20-6-0
Feb 22, 2014 • Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Tanawat Phonnaku by KO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Ryan Bongcawil 7-7-5
Dec 14, 2013 • Lagao Gym, General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Ryan Bongcawil by KO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Armando Casa 11-10-5
Aug 30, 2013 • Lucena City Recreational Gym, Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Armando Casa by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Runlong Xu 0-0-0
Dec 21, 2012 • Haikou, China
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Runlong Xu by TKO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs Jose Tamayo Gonzalez 13-18-2
Sep 21, 2012 • Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jose Tamayo Gonzalez by TKO in Round 10 of 10
Win vs John Paul Bautista 10-6-1
Aug 16, 2012 • Mandaluyong Gym, Mandaluyong Sports Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against John Paul Bautista by RTD in Round 3 of 10
Loss vs Mark Anthony Geraldo 24-5-3
Mar 17, 2012 • Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas LOSES to Mark Anthony Geraldo by MD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Rodel Quilaton 24-19-3
Dec 23, 2011 • Imus Plaza Covered Court, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Rodel Quilaton by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Jing Xiang 1-0-0
Aug 27, 2011 • People's Stadium, Tianjin, China
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jing Xiang by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Jason Egera 17-6-0
Aug 06, 2011 • Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jason Egera by TKO in Round 8 of 10
Win vs Rex Tito 4-2-2
Apr 16, 2011 • SM Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Rex Tito by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Pit Anacaya 8-14-2
Feb 19, 2011 • Imus Plaza Covered Court, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Pit Anacaya by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Menard Zaragosa 6-3-1
Dec 22, 2010 • Imus Sports Gymnasium, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Menard Zaragosa by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Julius Agcopra 9-27-2
Nov 20, 2010 • Imus Plaza Covered Court, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Julius Agcopra by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Leo de Guia 1-8-0
Sep 26, 2010 • Arayata Sports Complex, Tanza, Cavite, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Leo de Guia by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Redney Quezon 2-3-0
Aug 07, 2010 • Arayata Sports Complex, Tanza, Cavite, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Redney Quezon by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Leo de Guia 1-5-0
Jun 26, 2010 • Bagumbayan Sports Complex, Barangay Bagumbayan, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Leo de Guia by UD in Round 6 of 6
Draw vs Ervin Yamo 1-4-0
May 15, 2010 • Wilfredo Cabalse Sports Complex, Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas DRAWS with Ervin Yamo by TD in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Jimmy Paypa 1-0-0
Sep 25, 2009 • Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Jimmy Paypa by MD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Sherwin McDo Lungay 2-7-0
Sep 03, 2009 • Polomolok Gym, Polomolok, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Sherwin McDo Lungay by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Reynaldo Buluan 2-2-0
Jul 27, 2009 • Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
Jerwin Ancajas WINS against Reynaldo Buluan by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Jerwin Ancajas Bio
Former IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas is carrying on the fighting tradition of the Philippines as he looks to establish himself as one of the greats to emerge from that country.
Inspired By Manny Pacquiao
Born into poverty in Panabo City in the Philippines, Jerwin Ancajas was the youngest of three children born to a stay-at-home mother and a father who worked on a banana plantation.
Ancajas’ humble beginnings are similar to those of Manny Pacquiao, an eventual eight-division born in General Santos City, Philippines, who, as a 14-year-old, left his family on a ship to Manila and survived on the streets before turning to boxing.
“I love boxing. I was nine years old at home, and saw Manny Pacquiao fight on TV,” said Ancajas. “From then on, all I wanted to do was fight. I've been going to the gym since then.”
Introduced to boxing by his brother, Jesar, in the second grade, Ancajas went 90-5 as an amateur, among his many national championships being three gold medals at the National Games including at the 2008 Palarong Pambansa (Filipino National Games).
Ancajas was 15 when Pacquiao noticed him, taking him under his wing and counseling him on occasion.
A southpaw like Pacquiao, Ancajas was 17 in July 2009 when he stopped Reynaldo Buluan 48-seconds into his 110-pound professional debut.
Nicknamed “Pretty Boy” by a trainer, Ancajas settled in at 115 pounds, dominating foes. However in May 2010, he and Erwin Yamo fought to a technical draw when a cut over Ancajas’ left eye from an accidental clash of heads caused the bouts to go to the cards.
Ancajas went 5-0 in 2011.
“It’s as if I could not live without boxing,” Ancajas said. “Even though I was so young.”
Rebounding With Championship Authority
Ancajas went 3-1 (3 KOs) in 2012, rebounding from his first loss to Mark Athony Geraldo (March) with third, 10th and fourth rounds in August, September and December respectively to improve to 16-1-1 (8 KOs).
The knockout streak rose to 11 over the next three years as Ancajas registered two stoppages each in 2013, four in 2014 and two more in 2015.
“The Pretty Boy” was 24-1-1 (16 KOs) and had been signed by Pacquiao’s MP Promotions entering his lone fight of 2016, a September clash of southpaws with unbeaten IBF 115-pound champion McJoe Arroyo.
Ancajas dominated on his way to a wide unanimous decision to become the new champion.
“I got my full confidence until the last round,” said Ancajas, who dedicated the fight to his home province of Davao the day after an explosion caused numerous casualties there.
“I knew that Arroyo would hit me hard but I didn’t mind that because of the people watching. It started from the first round. I was inspired by what happened in Davao.”
A Dominant Champion
Ancajas went 8-0-1 (6 KOs) in nine defenses over the next four years. In Fenruary 2018, Ancajas made his United States debut with a three-knockdown, 10th-round TKO of Israel Gonzalez in Corpus Christi, Texas. He followed that up with a near-shutout unanimous decision over Jonas Sultan in May and a draw with Alexandro Santiago in September.
In 2019, Ancajas registered consecutive sixth-round knockouts of Ryuichi Funai (May) and Miguel Gonzalez respectively. In his lone bout of 2021, he successfully defended his title a ninth time with a unanimous decision over Jonathan Rodrigez in April.
In February 2022, former Olympian Fernando Martinez upset Ancajas, dethroning the longtime champion via unanimous decision.
“My body betrayed me,” said Ancajas, who will invoke the rematch clause to again face Martinez on October 8 after losing by scores of 118-110 (twice) and 117-111 on the third judges’ card. “I could see his punches. I knew they were coming, but I couldn’t react. Even my brain wouldn’t respond. No muscle memory.”
Ancajas and Martinez would fight again on October 8, 2022 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, live on SHOWTIME. Again, Martinez was victorious, retaining his title by 12-round unanimous decision. Scores read 119-109, 118-110, 118-110.