Boxing champ Jerwin Ancajas completes Navy SEAL training while awaiting title defense

  • World junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas tried undergoing Navy SEAL training
  • He said his dream was really to become a soldier but he eventually became a boxer
  • Ancajas became an honorary member of the elite Naval Special Operations Group after undergoing rigid training

While waiting for his title defense, world junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas underwent training under the navy SEALs.

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The IBF superflyweight champion is already a navy reservist but gave the navy SEALs training a try to better himself while awaiting for his next bout.

Ancajas became an honorary member of the elite Naval Special Operations Group after undergoing rigid training at the Philippine Fleet Naval Base Heracleo Alano at the Sangley Point, Cavite City.

“Ito yata ang pinakamahirap na military training na sinalihan ko,” Ancajas said on GMA. He now holds a rank of Senior Petty Officer.

Aside from becoming a world champ boxer, Ancajas said he also dreamed of becoming a soldier to serve the country.

He said it was his dream to become a soldier and serve his country. “Nung nag-champion ako, ‘yung nagbigay ako ng karangalan, masayang-masaya na ako. Pero ito po nabigyan ng pagkakataon na makasali kahit reservist,” he said.

Ancajas said seeing his fellow soldiers undergoing the rigid training inspired him to work harder. He said, “Nai-inspire ako sa mga nagte-training diyan. Talagang handa silang ibuwis ‘yung buhay nila.”

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Ancajas said he has been through difficult trainings before but the navy training was a different challenger for him.

He said, “Nagbuhat kami ng rubber boat na sobrang bigat. Sa isang grupo 100 ata kami doon. Minsan ‘pag di kami sabay-sabay, sa sobrang bigat matutumba kami. May pushup. Gumulong din sa lupa, takbo, mababasa sa tubig.”

He shared how the difficult training felt like a dream come true for him. “Pangarap ko nu’ng bata pa ko magsundalo… pero natuloy ako sa boxing,” Ancajas said.

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GMA, ABS-CBN