Ancajas dropped Conlan for a third time in the sixth round with a right hook that landed near the back of the left ear.
JERWIN Ancajas dominated previously unbeaten Jamie Conlan right from the opening bell before scoring an impressive sixth round technical knockout to retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight title early Sunday (Manila time).
Ancajas is one of the three current world champions from the Philippines.
After getting deductions in the fifth round due to low blow, Ancajas, 25, went berserk in the sixth round and chased his Irish opponent in every corner of the ring. "The referee stopped the fight because his opponent was totally beaten".
Jamie Conlan's first shot at a world title last night ended in defeat, ambition pulverised by the powerful punching of Filipino champion Jerwin Ancajas.
Ancajas, making the third defense of the IBF 115-lb crown he won a year ago, knocked down Conlan four times, including thrice in the first four frames, forcing referee Steve Gray of England to call a mercy halt.
It was Ancajas' third successful title defense after winning the title against McJoe Arroyo past year. "He followed our game plan pretty well", said Jimenez.
While Conlan displayed courage in the entire fight, he was simply overwhelmed by the southpaw Ancajas, who boosted his record to 28-1-1 with 19 KOs, his third straight abbreviated victory.
All those wins were by knockouts, proving that Ancajas' power punches have improved a lot since winning the IBF world title from Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo last September 3, 2016.