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Jerwin Ancajas’ next fight in June vs Jonas Sultan

MANILA, Philippines — IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will fight next in June somewhere in the US against No......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarFeb 9th, 2018

Jerwin Ancajas’ next fight in June vs Jonas Sultan

MANILA, Philippines — IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will fight next in June somewhere in the US against No......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Ancajas outclasses Sultan in historic fight, keeps IBF super fly title

Jerwin Ancajas beat Jonas Sultan in a historic all-Filipino world title fight to keep the IBF super flyweight crown in the main event Sunday (Manila time) at Save Smart Center in Fresno, California.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Ancajas downs Sultan in all-Pinoy world bout

LOS ANGELES: International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas beat Jonas Sultan by unanimous decision on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in the first all-Filipino world title fight in 93 years. Judges in Fresno, California, awarded the verdict to Ancajas by scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 117-111 as the southpaw improved to 30-1-1 while Sultan [...] The post Ancajas downs Sultan in all-Pinoy world bout appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News6 hr. 28 min. ago

Ancajas’ potential unification fight foe Yafai wants to be division ‘top man’

MANILA, Philippines – Bigger things are coming for International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight titleholder Jerwin Ancajas. And it wouldn't be far-fetched to see him adding another title to his name.  After retaining his IBF belt in a 12-round unanimous decision win over compatriot Jonas Sultan , Ancajas (30-1-1, 20 knockouts) could be heading into a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Ancajas downs Sultan

Keeps IBF title LOS ANGELES, United States -- International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas beat Jonas Sultan by unanimous decision on Saturday in the first all-Filipino world title fight in 93 years. Judges in Fresno, California, awarded the verdict to Ancajas by scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 117-111….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News12 hr. 28 min. ago

Ancajas downs Sultan in all-Filipino world boxing bout

LOS ANGELES: International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas beat Jonas Sultan by unanimous decision on Saturday in the first all-Filipino world title fight in 93 years. Judges in Fresno, California, awarded the verdict to Ancajas by scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 117-111 as the southpaw improved to 30-1-1 while Sultan fell to 14-4. Ancajas stretched [...] The post Ancajas downs Sultan in all-Filipino world boxing bout appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News18 hr. 41 min. ago

History in the making

History will be made in the ring at the Save Mart Center here this morning (Manila time) as the first major world title fight featuring two Filipinos in 93 years comes off the wraps with IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas battling dangerous Jonas Sultan in a 12-round bout that is a consensus toss-up......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Expect tough Sultan fight – Jerwin Ancajas warned

It won’t be an easy defense for IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas when he takes on mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan in the first-ever world title fight between two Filipinos outside the Philippines at the 16,182-seat Save Mart Center here Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Boxing: Jonas Sultan heads to US for historic world title bout against champ Jerwin Ancajas

With a little over two weeks to go before his historic all-Filipino world title bout against reigning and defending IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin Ancajas, ALA Promotions rising star Jonas Sultan has made his way stateside.  The 26-year old Zamboanga del Norte native arrived touched down in Los Angeles, California earlier this week.  "Nagpapasalamat ako na nakarating na ako dito sa Los Angeles," Sultan told ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles. "Excited na ako sa darating na laban. Medyo kailangan ko mag-adjust sa weather so I need more practice here." The upcoming title bout at the Selland Arena in Fresno is the biggest opportunity to date for the up-and-coming Sultan, who boasts a 14-3 professional record with nine wins coming via KO. And while he's riding a five-fight winning streak with wins over former world champions Sonny Boy Jaro and Johnriel Casimero, Sultan is coming in as a heavy underdog against Manny Pacquiao protege Ancajas.  Ancajas will be looking for his fifth successful title defense.  To make sure that Sultan will be primed and ready for his first crack at a world championship, he's being joined in training camp by three-division world champion and ALA Promotions stablemate Donnie "Ahas" Nietes.  Nietes, who just recently announced his move up to the super flyweight division, will be the perfect training partner for the young Sultan.  "Tinutulungan ko si Jonas Sultan mag-ensayo dito, baka mag-sparring din kami," said Nietes.  For Sultan, having Donnie in camp is more than just getting an elite-level training partner. "Masaya ako kasi kasama ko si Donnie," said Sultan. "Inspiration ko kasi siya, world champion siya. Alam ko mabibigyan niya ako ng tips kung paano lumaban kay Jerwin." Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion could have an all-Filipino world title match in his horizon as well, as the WBO has reportedly ordered a title match for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship between Nietes and fellow Negrense Aston Palicte.  While there is no official announcement yet, Nietes says that it's better to stay ready and in shape.  "Siyempre para sa akin, dapat reding-ready ako anytime, baka biglang mag schedule na." Before jumping up to 115-pounds, Nietes successfully defended his IBF Flyweight World Championship against Juan Carlos Reveco in Los Angeles last February.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Fresno new site for Jerwin Ancajas bout

There’s still no confirmation on the actual venue for IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas’ title defense against countryman and mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan but after Las Vegas and Palm Springs were considered, Fresno has gotten the go-signal to host the May 26 fight......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Ancajas vs Sultan title fight postponed

MANILA, Philippines – The historic all-Filipino world title showdown between IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and mandatory challenger Jonas Sulta.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Ancajas vs Sultan title fight postponed

MANILA, Philippines – The historic all-Filipino world title showdown between IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and mandatory challenger Jonas Sulta.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Jerwin Ancajas faces Jonas Sultan in an all-Filipino world title bout

MANILA, Philippines – Jerwin Ancajas booked his second US fight against countryman Jonas Sultan in the first all-Filipino world title fight since 1925 on April 14, 2018 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The Ancajas-Sultan bout will also be the first all-Filipino world title fight held in the US. In 1925, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

After ‘Perfect 10’ performance, Donnie Nietes ready for the big names

Saturday at Superfly 2 Los Angeles, reigning IBF Flyweight World Champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes shone bright in the biggest stage he’s been on. On his HBO Boxing debut, Nietes impressively defended his title with a seventh-round TKO win over Argentinian challenger and former two-division world champion Juan Carlos Reveco. It was the perfect performance to introduce himself to a bigger, wider US market, and definitely, a lot of people took notice. “Oh it’s huge, not just for ALA but for the whole country.” said Nietes’ manager and ALA Promotions CEO Michael Aldeguer. “It’s a huge debut, after being a champion for ten years, this was the first time he’s been on the mainstream market, the US market, and we’re very happy for him and he showed what he’s made of.” When asked to rate his win over Reveco from one to ten, the usually soft-spoken Nietes wasn’t shy grading his KO win. “Siyempre 10 yun.” “I knew this was going to be a huge fight, I prepared hard, and I know that people are always rooting for a knockout. Good thing it happened. I’m very happy.” Nietes added. Prior to the fight, Nietes and Aldeguer had talked about possibly moving up to 115, should the Pinoy boxer be able to win impressively. Well, a seventh-round TKO on a massive stage such as the Superfly 2 card was indeed impressive, and Nietes’ stance remains the same: He wants the big names. “Anybody. I want to fight the big names and whoever champions is going to come forward, I’m gonna take that fight.” Nietes said. Among those ‘big names’ on Nietes’ radar are Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada, and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzales. And while the future seems to be a bit brighter at super flyweight, the longest-reigning Pinoy world champion isn’t ruling out 112. “Whatever’s out there. If there’s a huge fight at 112, I’ll stay at 112.” “What he wants is the big names and the big names are in 115, so that’s what we’re looking at. We’ll see. We’ll rest for a while and we’ll talk to Donnie and we’ll see what he wants to do. Right now, at this stage of his career, he wants to fight the big names.” Aldeguer reiterated. Speaking of big names, another big name at 115 right now is compatriot Jerwin Ancajas. The reigning IBF 115-pound king is slowly but surely making a name for himself at super flyweight, but Nietes says that the Davaoeño isn’t on his radar yet because stablemate Jonas Sultan is set to be the next contender to Ancajas’ title.   H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

ALA CEO on Ancajas-Sultan title fight: We re making it happen

While his top gun Donnie Nietes is just days away from defending his IBF Flyweight World Title for the first time, ALA Promotions CEO Michael Aldeguer is already making moves to put on one of the most highly-anticipated and historic world title bouts in recent history. While in Los Angeles for the upcoming Superfly 2 card at The Forum where Nietes will be defending his IBF title against Argentina’s Juan Carlos Reveco, Aldeguer revealed that he hopes to be able to finalize an IBF Super Flyweight World Title bout between reigning champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas and mandatory challenger Jonas ‘Zorro’ Sultan from the ALA Boxing stable. “We’ve been talking with matchmaker Sean Gibbons and Bob Arum, we’re making it happen.” Aldeguer told Steve Angeles of ABS-CBN News. “e’re just putting the details together, we’re looking at certain dates, but nothing has been finalized yet. We hope to get it done this week, I’ll be sitting down with Sean Gibbons and we’ll be discussing the details, but definitely the fight’s gonna be happening.” The potential Ancajas-Sultan matchup is set to be a historic one, as it would be the first time that two Filipinos will be battling for a world championship. “It’s the first time 92 years, it’s a very historical fight with two Filipinos. It’s tough to make it happen, but if it’s mandated by the IBF, it’s also something we can be proud of. Two Filipinos fighting in the world stage is something that everybody should be proud of.” Aldeguer admitted that like a number of fans, he wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of a Pinoy versus Pinoy title fight. “It’s tough, in fact, personally I wasn’t really in favor of it, it’s never happened in Filipinos, Filipinos have always been very patriotic in fighting different nationalities,” “If you look at the brighter side, it’s something we should be proud of, that Filipino fighters have arrived in the world stage, and it happens with Mexicans all the time.” Aldeguer added. While nothing has been set in stone yet, the ALA Boxing head said that the fight will most likely happen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas. The reigning champion Jerwin Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KO) won the IBF title back in 2016 and has successfully defended it four times since. The would-be challenger Jonas Sultan (14-3, 9 KO) earned the right to become a mandatory challenger after outpointing former two-time world champion Johnriel Casimero in Cebu in 2017.   "We're making it happen" .@AlaBoxingPromo .@ALAPromotions1 Michael Aldeguer gives an update on the potential Jonas Sultan vs @JerwinAncajas Pinoy vs Pinoy world title fight. .@abscbnsports .@ABSCBNNewsSport pic.twitter.com/1zrVqPZFJk — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) February 21, 2018 H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Pinoy boxer Jerwin Ancajas gears up for third defense of IBF Super Flyweight title

Reigning IBF Super Flyweight world champion Jerwin 'Pretty Boy' Ancajas looks to defend his title for a third time this weekend when he takes on unbeaten Irishman Jamie Conlan at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Saturday, November 18th.  The first world champion to come out of Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions banner, Davao Del Norte's Ancajas has emerged as one of the best young boxers in the country.  With just one defeat in his 28 professional fights, Ancajas is riding a 14-fight winning streak, which includes a title win over McJoe Arroyo in 2016. Earlier this year, Ancajas introduced himself to an even bigger audience after stopping Japan's Teiru Kinoshita via a seventh-round TKO in the co-main event of the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn card in Brisbane.  Up next for Ancajas will be 19-0 Conlan.  The 31-year old Belfast native will be fighting in front of a hometown crowd as he goes for his first attempt at a world championship.  An interested observer of this matchup will be ALA Boxing's Jonas Sultan, who's widely regarded as the number one contender for the IBF Super Flyweight crown after outpointing former two-division world champion John Riel Casimero at Pinoy Pride 42 in Cebu earlier this year.  Should Ancajas successfully defend his crown, we could be in for a historic All-Filipino world championship matchup in the future. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Young Jonas Sultan excited for world title shot, not taking champion Ancajas lightly

Heading into his world title eliminator bout against former two-division world champion John Riel Casimero at Pinoy Pride 42 in Cebu, it would seem as though the odds were stacked against young ALA Boxing rising star Jonas Sultan.  At just 13-3 in his young career, the 25-year old was facing a more experienced, more seasoned fighter in Casimero, who was coming in at 24-2.  Prior to moving up to super-flyweight, Casimero ruled the IBF's flyweight division.  On fight night however, Sultan stepped up to the challenge and appeared to be a step ahead of Casimero throughout the fight, eventually earning a unanimous decision nod and snapping Casimero's three-fight winning streak.  More importantly, it gives Sultan a shot at the IBF super-flyweight world championship, currently held by Jerwin Ancajas, the lone world champion under Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions.  Sultan admits that his win over Casimero however, was no walk in the park.  'Sobrang saya ko kasi nanalo ako sa laban namin ni Casimero. Mahirap siyang kalabanin, malakas pa din.' Sultan told ABS-CBN Sports.  The reigning IBF Inter-Continental super-flyweight champion is fully aware of what's next.  'Nung nanalo ako, sabi ko world championship na sunod.' The Zamboanga del Norte native knows that opportunities like this don't come around too often, especially for someone who's only 17 fights into his career.  'Excited na ako, kasi bihira lang yung ganun, yung medyo bago-bago ka pa lang, pero may laban ka na para sa world championship, pero para sa akin, talagang lalaban ako.' It's a hefty challenge for someone who hasn't even headlined a Pinoy Pride card in his career.  With a world title opportunity however, this could be his chance to do so.  'Yun yung pangarap ko,' Sultan said of the opportunity.  And while the kid is on Cloud 9 right now, he hasn't lost sight of the fact that reigning champ Ancajas is a different beast.  Boasting a 27-1 professional record, Ancajas has successfully defended the IBF super-flyweight crown twice, both by stoppage.  'Dapat titindihan ko pa yung training ko, kasi si Jerwin Ancajas, yung mga nakakalaban niya malalakas.' No date has been set yet for the historic All-Filipino world title bout. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Jonas Sultan outpoints John Riel Casimero, earns world title shot

Jonas Sultan scored the biggest victory of his young career, outpointing former two-division world champion John Riel Casimero at Pinoy Pride 42, Saturday at the Waterfront Hotel and Resort in Cebu. The 25-year old Sultan appeared to be a step ahead of the former IBF flyweight king, countering and evading Casimero's best offense. 'Quadro Alas' gained some steam midway through the fight, landing some good combinations, but none of them doing any significant damage. Sultan continued to outpoint Casimero in the later rounds, pressuring the latter to go for broke in the final round. Casimero went all out in Round 12, but couldn't get a finish. After 12 rounds, Sultan did enough to earn the Unanimous Decision nod from all three judges, 117-111, 116-112, 115-113. Zamboanga's Sultan earns his 14th career win, and more importantly sets up a historic all-Filipino world title match against reigning IBF Super-Flyweight king Jerwin Ancajas.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Amidst pre-fight drama, Melindo ready to defend world championship at Pinoy Pride 42

There's a saying in combat sports that goes 'You're not really a champion unless you defend your belt.'  Saturday night at Pinoy Pride 42, reigning IBF light-flyweight champion Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo will get a chance to solidify his place as champion when he defends his title for the first time against South African challenger Hekkie 'The Hexecutioner' Budler.  In Budler, Melindo faces somewhat a mirror-image of himself. Both are 29 years old, both are around the 5'2-5'3 height range, and both have a 65'' reach.  Even in records, Melindo (36-2, 13 KO) and Budler (31-2, 10 KO) are in the same ballpark.  Still, when the bell rings, records and statistics are thrown out the window.  Melindo is coming off an impressive first-round knockout win over Japan's Akira Yaegashi to become the new IBF 108-pound king. Asked when he looks to do the same to Budler in their title bout on Saturday, his response was simple: 'I don't predict the knockout.' Budler on the other hand, is coming off an eighth-round stoppage of Filipino Joey Canoy back in February. Budler says that he's ready for whatever Melindo has in store for him on fight night. 'We're ready for whatever he brings to us.'  In a highly-anticipated matchup, ALA Boxing's Jonas 'Zorro' Sultan gets the biggest shot of his career when he takes on former IBF flyweight champion John Riel 'Quadro Alas' Casimero in an IBF super-flyweight title eliminator.  One of ALA Boxing's fastest rising stars, Sultan (13-3, 9 KO) is riding a four-fight winning streak and is coming off an eighth-round KO win over former world champion Sonny Boy Jaro.  Casimero (24-3, 15 KO) on the other hand, is coming off a Unanimous Decision win over Jecker Buhawi in his super-flyweight debut. Before jumping up to the 115-pound division, Casimero was the reigning IBF 112-pound king, defeating Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng to claim the title and then defenfding it against England's Charlie Edwards in late 2016.  The winner of this all-Filipino title elminator will get the shot at reigning IBF super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas.  Also on the card, Jason 'El Nino' Pagara returns to the ring to face Kenya's James Onyango in a 10-round co-main event, while former world title challenger 'King' Arthur Villanueva takes on Richie Mepranum in another exciting all-Filipino contest.  Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory takes place on Saturday, September 16th at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.    u> strong>Full Pinoy Pride 42 Fight Card /strong> /u> IBF light-flyweight championship: Milan Melindo vs. Hekkie Budler 146 lbs - 10 rds: Jason Pagara vs. James Onyango 115 lbs - 12 rds: Jonas Sultan vs. John Riel Casimero 118 lbs - 10 rds: Arthur Villanueva vs. Richie Mepranum 113 lbs - 8 rds: Kevin Jake Cataraja vs. Wiljan Ugbaniel 122 lbs - 8 rds: Virgel Vitor vs. Alvin Bais 115 lbs - 6 rds: Kenneth Gentallan vs. Jeffrey Stella 112 lbs - 4 rds: Jeno Macapobre vs. Mel Ando   em> strong>Catch Pinoy Pride 42: Clash For Glory on Sunday, September 17, 3:30 PM on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 6:30 PM on S+A channel 23.  /strong> /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Ancajas dominates Sultan, retains title in all-Pinoy championship bout

IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas showcased his technical prowess against a determined Jonas Sultan to defend his title Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 54 min. ago