JERWIN Ancajas and his team liked what they saw upon seeing first hand World Boxing Council (WBC) super-flyweight champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai fight Saturday night in Thailand.
Rungvisai retained his 115-pound title belt with a unanimous decision win over Mexican Iran Diaz in a performance that neither left an impression on Ancajas and Co.
The 26-year-old Filipino was with his trainer Joven Jimenez, matchmaker Sean Gibbons, and a few other companions at ringside to watch the main event of ONE Championship: Kingdom of Heroes at Impact Arena in Bangkok.
Rungvisai, 30, won by scores of 119-109, 120-108, 119-109, as he bombarded his Mexican challenger with his powerful left hand coming forward.
The performance, however, was to the liking of Ancajas, a known counter-puncher.
"Malaki ang tsansa ni Jerwin. Yung style ni Rungvisai maganda para kay Jerwin," said Jimenez following the fight.
He also noted the Thai champion, a fomer muay thai fighter, is a bit slower against Diaz compared to his previous bouts against former world top pound-for-pound champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez.
Ancajas met Rungvisai face-to-face inside the ring after the fight as the two exchanged pleasantries.
"Nag congratulate lang ako sa kanya, kasi magaling siyang boxer at napaka-humble din," said the native of Panabo, Davao del Norte.
Ancajas added it would be an honor to fight a great champion like Rungvisai.
"Alam naman natin na siya ang tinitingala sa 115 pounds kaya kung sakali magkalaban kami, gagawin talaga namin lahat ng paraan para manalo."
Ancajas, who barely kept his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown after being held to a draw by Alejandro Santiago last week, also gave credit to Diaz for giving Rungvisai a tough fight.
"Maganda yung ipinakita ng Mexicano, pinahirapan niya si Rungvisai," said Ancajas.
The small group of the Filipino champion is set to return to the country late Sunday night.