Argentina’s Fernando “Bometa” Martinez will fight for the IBF super flyweight title against Filipino Jeroen Ancagas in February.
Philippine news website Philstar Global reports, champion Ancajas (33-1-2, 22 knockout) will make his 10th defense of the crown he earned in September 2016 on February 5, at an arena in the United States. “With Phase Selection,” as reproduced by the “Boxeo de Campeones” portal.
The 30-year-old boxer from Buenos Aires is the World Council (WBC) Silver Champion and defeated in his last fight, last August, Mexican Gonzalo Garcia Duran, by technical knockout in 4 rounds, in a fight held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Martinez, a member of the Argentine national team that participated in IBF competitions (he was an Olympic representative in Rio de Janeiro 2016), holds a record of 13 victories in the same number of performances, with 8 victories on the fast track, according to “Boxrec”.
The Avellaneda native claimed the WBC Silver title in December 2019, in East London, South Africa, when he defeated local Athenkosi Domizuni by knockout in the eleventh round. (Tillam)
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