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Jerwin Ancajas getting back on track, title fight could be next


Filipino Jerwin Ancajas after a fifth-round stoppage against Colombian Wilner Soto in their super bantamweight bout. Photo by Showtime Boxing

MANILA, Philippines—Jerwin Ancajas found his winning ways in dominant fashion on Sunday (Manila time).

Fighting for the first time at super bantamweight, Ancajas outclassed fellow Colombian Wilner Soto en route to a fifth-round stoppage at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ancajas showed why he is a former world champion, unloading vicious body shots to finish Soto at 2:41 of the fifth.

Ancajas, 31 (34-3-2, 23KOs) marked his class early and scored a fourth-round knockdown. Ancajas inflicted on Soto (22-13, 12 KOs) his seventh straight setback.

A title fight against WBA bantamweight champion Takuma Inoue (18-1, 4KO) could be next for Ancajas, who will need to drop to 118lbs to challenge the younger brother of one of the best pound-for-pound fighters today. today in Naoya Inoue.

Ancajas bounced back from two straight losses to Argentinian Fernando Martinez, who ended his six-year reign as IBF super flyweight champion in February 2022.

Martinez defeated Ancajas again in their rematch eight months later before successfully defending the title against another Filipino in Jade Bornea on Sunday via 11th-round TKO.


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