Sultan joins Ancajas in LA training camp


JERWIN ANCAJAS will have rising star Jonas Sultan at training camp when he preps for his bid to annex  Kazuto Ioka’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt to his International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown.

Ancajas’s 155-pount unification fight with the Japanese Ioka is set on New Year’s Eve in Ota-City in Tokyo.

“It’s time to return the favor to Jerwin after he helped me in my recent fight,” said Sultan, a potential world champion from Tampilisan, Zambonga del Norte. “I will help them there. This fight is very big for Jerwin, he waited for this for a very long time.”

Ancajas was on Sultan’s camp when he fought a heavily-favored Top Rank fighter Carlos Caraballo, beating the Puerto Rican via unanimous decision last October 30 to capture the WBO bantamweight inter-continental belt at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Sultan believes Ancajas can win the unification bout.

“One hundred percent Jerwin can unify those two belts,” Sultan said. “I know how Jerwin trains and prepares that’s why I trust him in this fight.

Sultan will fly to Los Angeles on December 6, five days ahead of the 29-year-old Ancajas and trainer-manager Joven Jimenez.

He has fought twice in Japan—he beat Go Onaga via unanimous decision in November 15, 2015, in Tomigusuku and Tatsuya Ikemizu via technical knockout in March 27, 2016 in Kadoma.

“I experienced fighting there twice and the Japanese people are very fair and reasonable unlike in other places,” he said. “So I believe Jerwin will have no problem there.”

Sultan has an 18-5 won-lost record with 11 knockouts.

Read full article on BusinessMirror