Ancajas to help Marcial in Olympic training
The job is not done for reigning Philippine International Boxing Federation (IBF) super fly champion Jerwin Ancajas.
After successfully defending his ninth title at the expense of Mexican Jonathan Rodriguez, Ancajas has revealed that he and his team are expected to stay in the United States for a while to help compatriot Eumir Marcial in his Olympic preparations.
Marcial has been training with Ancajas in Los Angeles since October of last year, doing light sparring. They are both under the MP promotions of the great Filipino boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao.
“We will always help my compatriot Eumir in his preparation for the Olympics. Today, what is important is that we have defended my title and we will help Eumir to win gold at the Olympics,” said Ancajas. in his post-fight presser Sunday.
It looks like Ancajas will help Marcial until the first week of May only, as Marcial is set to reunite with the Filipino boxing team for a training camp in India.
“We’ll probably be back around the first week (of May) in the Philippines. There’s really no need to have another fight because this is really Tokyo,” MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons said in a previous interview. with The Manila Times.