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Jerwin Ancajas arrives in California ahead of world title defense

/ 08:03 PM April 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines–Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas has arrived in Stockton, California ahead of his world title defense against Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai on May 4 at Stockton Arena.

Ancajas will be defending his IBF super flyweight crown against a formidable foe in Funai, who holds a record of 33 wins, including 22 knockouts with seven defeats.

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Posted by Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The 27-year-old Ancajas (30-1-2, 20 KOs) hasn’t lost in his last 18 fights.

His previous fight seven months ago, however, was a split draw against Alejandro Santiago of Mexico.

Ancajas looks to retain his belt for the seventh time when he meets Funai, who is on a winning streak of his own having beaten his last seven foes, six of whom didn’t go the distance.

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