Press Release
December 4, 2017

Senate commends IBF Junior Bantamweight champ

The Senate today adopted a resolution commending Jerwin Ancajas for retaining the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Bantamweight Championship title last November 18, 2017, at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Senate Resolution No. 548 was introduced by Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, himself a multi-awarded boxing athlete.

The resolution congratulated Ancajas, who hails from Panabo, Davao City for "bringing prestige to our country."

According to the resolution, Ancajas retained his IBF junior bantamweight title via a sixth round technical knock-out against Jamie Conlan of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

"Ancajas made an exemplary performance, setting the rhythm of the match early on and scoring several knockdowns during the match," the resolution said.

"Ancajas deserves to be commended for bringing pride and honor to our country. May his victory inspire budding, home-grown athletes to likewise excel in international sporting arenas," the resolution added.

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