Ancajas leads Elorde honorees; Pacquiao main guest speaker

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWorld champion Jerwin Ancajas heads the honorees in the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions Sunday night at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Hotel Manila.Ancajas, who is slated to make his fifth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight title against countryman Jonas Sultan in May, along with former IBF light flyweight titlist Milan Melindo and former World Boxing Organization bantamweight king Marlon Tapales will be feted as Boxers of the Year for 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Ateneo’s Team Azul 14-U bags Milcu championship Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Melindo yielded his title to Ryoichi Taguchi by unanimous decision last Dec. 31 in Ota City, Japan, while Tapales lost his crown to the weight scales before knocking out Shohei Omori in the 11th round last April 23 in Osaka.Another highlight of the annual event is the casting of the fists of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who will also be the guest of honor and speaker, and former World Boxing Association welterweight titlist Bernabe Villacampo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe country’s international, regional, and national champions will also receive awards to be presented by Laura Elorde. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img

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