MP Promotion | Manny Pacquiao Promotion celebrate the winning match-up of Ancajas vs Arroyo of Puerto Rican, Mexico in IBF Junior Bantamweight ‘Saturday’ September 3, 2016 @Philippine Navy Gym in Taguig City, Philippines.
Ancajas (25-1-1, 16 knockouts) of Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Philippines used his right jab to set the rhythm in the first two rounds, and scored a knockdown in round 7 and round 8 to win a unanimous decision over Arroyo (17-1, 8 KOs) of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The scores were 118-109 115-112 and 117-110.
Afterwards, Arroyo, who hadn’t fought since winning the title in July of 2015, said he felt out of rhythm and was reduced to trying to brawl with Ancajas, who at 23 is 7 years his junior. Arroyo’s camp did not protest the decision.
Ancajas had accepted just $3,750 of the $25,000 minimum purse bid for the fight, but wasn’t concerned about the purse as he felt he could make more money defending the title. Arroyo made $21,250 as champion.
Jerwin Ancajas want to fight against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, He said; it wasn’t his call who he fought next, but rather it was that of Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions. Trainer Joven Jimenez is looking to the biggest possible fight – a showdown with The Ring magazine’s pound for pound champion Roman Gonzalez, who is moving up in weight to the 115 pound division, where Ancajas is now one of the champions.
We want Roman Gonzalez. Our goal is Roman Gonzalez. Me and Jerwin always talk about Roman Gonzalez,” said Jimenez.