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Who won Ancajas vs Rodriguez?
Jerwin Ancajas beat Jonathan Javier Rodriguez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th April 2021 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 116-111, 117-110 in favor of winner Jerwin Ancajas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the IBF super flyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis beating Sergey Lipinets. Also, on the undercard Eimantas Stanionis beat Thomas Dulorme and Mark Magsayo defeated Pablo Cruz.
Ancajas vs Rodriguez stats
Jerwin Ancajas stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jonathan Javier Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a slight advantage in power over Ancajas, with a 73% knock out percentage over Ancajas' 69%.
Jerwin Ancajas was the older man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Both Jerwin Ancajas & Jonathan Javier Rodriguez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ancajas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 82 more professional rounds, 219 to Rodriguez's 137.
Jonathan Javier Rodriguez was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 115lb division.
Ancajas vs Rodriguez form
Ancajas had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Miguel Gonzalez on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had won against Ryuichi Funai on 4th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Alejandro Santiago Barrios on 28th September 2018 by split draw in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Oracle Arena, California.
Before that, he had beat Jonas Sultan on 26th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Selland Arena, Fresno, California.
He had defeated Israel Gonzalez on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bank of America Center, Texas.
Ancajas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ancajas vs Rodriguez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ancajas vs Rodriguez?
Ancajas vs Rodriguez was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Ancajas vs Rodriguez?
Jerwin Ancajas was a 9/100 (-1111) favourite going into the contest, while Jonathan Javier Rodriguez made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.