Tomorrow fight fans in the Philippines will get the chance to see once beaten local Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (24-1-1, 16) get his long awaited shot at the IBF Super Flyweight champion McJoe Arroyo (17-0, 8). Today the two men weighed in for their bout and on the scales Ancajas was the heavier man, coming in at 115lbs, whilst Arroyo around a full 1lb under the limit.
Ancajas, the under-dog, may not be well known outside of his homeland but he's taken a big gamble and will only be payed a few thousand dollars for fighting at home. The little pay day may however be worth it with the fighter getting not only home advantage but also getting favourable officials with the referee and one of the judges being a Filipino. It seems those home comforts have been worth a lot with Ancajas looking very relaxed at today's weigh in.
For Arroyo, who's team failed to put in a bid at the purse bid, the bout is a high risk one and sees him travelling to Asia for the first time. Originally he was the clear betting favourite but money has continued to be piled on the Filipino who is now 11/6, having started at much higher odds, and with Arroyo coming in rather light, and looking rather grumpy at the weigh in, it seems clear that Ancajas' confidence is rocketing.
Jerwin Ancajas finally gets shot at McJoe Arroyo!
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