Reigning IBF Super-Flyweight Titlist 🇵🇭Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (32-1-2, 22KO) has been the longest tenured alphabet titleholder in the division since winning it back in 2016, but the other point of the double-edged sword is that for whatever reasons, he and his team of supporters and promoters have failed to get the big fights against other elite contingent in the division, as they continue to face each other.
Because of that, Ancajas to the average fan (and even with some hardcore watchers) have seeped out of general consciousness, as nothing appears to show up on his radar in terms of suitable opponents. He will return to the ring after 6 months of inactivity, to face #1 IBF contender 🇲🇽Jonathan Javier Rodriguez (22-1-0, 16KO) on the Ennis/Lipinets undercard set to take place on Saturday in Uncasville, Conn.
Rodriguez had his breakthrough victory in 2019 when he defeated contender 🇲🇽Felipe Orucuta, although his mood quickly became somber, due to Orucuta’s immediate health being in danger. With respect to that of course, outside of that, Rodriguez had a reason to smile, as that was instrumental in him finally getting the chance to fight for a world title.
While Ancajas frustration amounts, the 29 year old clearly has the all-around skill level, to be ranked amongst his peers at the top, and is universally ranked as one of the 5, or 6 best that the deeply talented Super-Flyweight division has to offer. He has 8 title defenses under his belt, and he will look to defend the IBF strap for a 9th time, to keep the consistency going, and his chances alive for hopefully a potential big fight.