View comments MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES “We hit our target,” said chief trainer Joven Jimenez, whose next aim is to bring up Ancajas’ weight on fight night Saturday at the same venue.READ: Jimenez says Ancajas will put on a showTo do that, Ancajas will eat every three hours, taking bigger servings each time.According to Jimenez, who supervised Ancajas’ stationery jogging with intermittent burst of speed and improvised “sauna” session, 128 pounds would be ideal, the same weight when Ancajas fought against Japanese Teiru Kinoshita in Brisbane, Australia, and Irish Jamie Conlan, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.In the second weigh-in Saturday morning, however, Ancajas must not go beyond 125 as mandated by the sanctioning body.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jerwin Ancajas and Israel Gonzalez (right) put up fighting stance after Friday’s weigh-in. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas—Making weight is the least of Jerwin Ancajas’ concerns.A kilo over the limit Thursday night, Ancajas did little workout at his hotel room yet tipped the scales at an ideal 114.75 pounds in the official weigh-in held at American Bank Center Friday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Read Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Just like in their stare down Thursday, Gonzalez provided some anxious moments when he moved too close and threw a piercing look at Ancajas, who did not blink.Tension vanished just as quickly when Gonzalez offered a handshake, then patted Ancajas at the back.Gonzalez’s actuations were not all for show, according to Ancajas, as he could see and feel the Mexican’s determination to wrest the crown he took from Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo in Taguig in 2016.“But I won’t let him have it,” said Ancajas, who dreams of being recognized as a great Filipino champion like Pacquiao, the late Flash Elorde and Pancho Villa. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Trainer Joven Jimenez says Jerwin Ancajas will put on a show Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak READ: Ancajas steals limelight from main boutSo confident was Ancajas that he’s going to be cleared for his fourth defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown that he did not even look at the registered figure, leaving it to MP Promotions representative Joe Ramos and matchmaker Sean Gibbons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe smiled and waved at the group of Filipinos in attendance, before leaving the makeshift stage to have his first meal for the day—three hard boiled eggs washed down with warm water.His opponent, Israel Gonzalez came in lighter at 114, a pound under the limit, and was also cheered on by fellow Mexicans. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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
MALIBU – The waves rolled in as precision half-pipes, perfect 6-footers curling toward the beach. While residents along Atlantic and Gulf coasts girded for a fearsome hurricane season, Southland surfers waxed their boards Friday for what some expect to be a surf’s-up summer. “I’m so excited,” said Britlyn Coleman, 16, of Malibu, pointing her 9-foot-4 longboard toward the breakers off Surfrider Beach. “It starts to get, like, a vibe to it – like, whoa, a good summer now.” They predict that steady southern storms and neutral Pacific currents – between a warm El Ni o and a cold La Ni a – will make for glassy summer surf with few riptides. “Along the beaches, it’ll be average or slightly better-than-average for southern-facing beaches – Malibu to County Line,” said Nathan Cool of Newbury Park, chief forecaster for wetsand.com, a popular surf prediction site. “These storms will definitely make for a good surfing summer – not flat surf, but not dangerously big, either.” While they hunt the Internet each day for positive surf predictions, most surfers took a laid-back approach when it comes to prognosticating their favorite pastime. Patzert said researchers are able to predict high surf only a week in advance, using satellite images of ocean typhoons and knowledge of the “great storms of the roaring ’40s and ’50s.” “My board’s waxed. I’m good to go. And I’m optimistic,” said Patzert. “But that’s not based on anything scientific – it’s just the surfer’s credo.” Internet predictions have changed surfing, some say for the worse, as everyone with a board becomes as savvy toward summer swells as a seasoned oceanographer. But Bill Robinson, captain of lifeguard operations for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, is among the seasoned few who can predict the next day’s surf based on the swells that roll past Malibu Pier. “We’re gettin’ some pretty good swells this year,” said Robinson. “It’s lookin’ pretty good. … With the Internet, everybody drops work and as soon as there’s a swell, they’re here.” A milky mist rose off Malibu as the sun broke to highlight dozens of surfers north of Malibu Pier. The sea, 58 degrees last week, had warmed to a relatively toasty 65. Longboarders mingled with shortboarders. Valley surfers lined up with Malibu locals. “Shredders” kept their distance from less skilled “barneys” or “kooks.” Pelicans hovered past a roiling sea. “I’m ready to go,” said Chris Wilder, 48, of Santa Monica, readying his four-fin quad. “It’s a good day today and when the tide comes in, it’ll be even bigger,” said Ray Torres, 63, of Simi Valley, waxing his 10-footer. “Whatever the summer brings, it’s usually good enough. There haven’t been many summers where it isn’t good, especially here.” [email protected] (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2As news of the third major swell of spring swept over the Internet, surfers paddled like penguins through morning June gloom to meet the breakers offshore. Friday’s 4- to 6-foot swells, formed by a storm deep in the Southern Hemisphere off Antarctica, had taken nine days to cross the 4,700 miles to Southern California. “Waves are the great travelers of the ocean,” said Bill Patzert, research oceanographer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca ada Flintridge. “Some of those great swells will barrel out of the Southern Hemisphere, across the Equator and take dead aim at southern-facing California beaches.” Patzert, a surfing veteran of the North Shore of Oahu, was loathe to predict high surf until the end of summer, while other forecasters see a better-than-average season.