From Page 24 Jimenez said Rungvisai is tailorfit for Ancajas. “Malaking chance ni Jerwin manalo kasi madaling tamaan si Rungvisai,” he said. “Paghahandaan namin siya.” For Ancajas, it will be his last fight at superflyweight as he plans to move up to 118 pounds.
Last month, Ancajas was held to a split 12-round draw by Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago in the sixth defense of his IBF belt. He complained of cramps starting the fifth round and pain in his right hamstring hampered his ability to execute his offense. Ancajas, however, refused to make it an excuse for failing to win.
A week before the weigh-in for the Santiago fight, Ancajas was five over the 115-pound limit. He was within a fraction of the limit two days before the weigh-in. In previous fights, he was 10 over the limit a week before and made weight just in time for the weigh-in. Ancajas wanted to make sure he wouldn’t go overweight for Santiago but paid the price for it as his body was drained early and couldn’t recover or rehydrate for the fight. Ancajas said weight wouldn’t be a problem if he jumps to the bantamweight division but there is one more mission to accomplish – beat Rungvisai to unify the 115-pound title.