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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Takuma Inoue knocks out Jerwin Ancajas in Round 9 [KO highlight]

Takuma Inoue continued to carve his own name in boxing, knocking out former Filipino world champion Jerwin Ancajas in Round 9 of their bantamweight fight on Saturday in Japan. 
Takuma (19-1-0, 5 KOs) the younger brother of 2-division undisputed champion Naoya Inoue showed tremendous stamina and power in a back-and-forth action on the inside with the very game Ancajas. They exchanged vicious body shots during the entire fight. 

Although Ancajas would mix it up with punches to the head and body, Takuma invested heavily to the body, and in Round 9, Inoue caught Ancajas with a hard right uppercut to the body that sent Ancajas grimacing in pain to the canvas. He was hurt. 

Ancajas (34-4-2, 23 KOs) was not able to get up and remained on his knees as the count reached 10. There was a slight delay in Ancajas' reaction to the body shot before he took a knee with both gloves on the canvas. 

With the win, Takuma retained the bantamweight title and had the chance also to become the undisputed bantamweight champion, a fate his brother, Naoya achieved. 

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