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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 stakes IBF belt against Mexican Sept. 29

Jerwin Ancajas will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight crown against dangerous Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios on Sept. 29 in California. According to his manager Joven Jimenez, the tentative venue is in Oakland, instead of Fresno, and will be shown on ESPN+ which also carried Manny Pacquiao's July 15 fight against Lucas Matthysse. It will be the sixth title defense for the 26-year-old Ancajas, whose latest conquest was compatriot Jonas Sultan last May, the first time in nearly a century that Filipinos vied for a world title. Jimenez said they have yet to sign the dotted line, although it was already confirmed by international match maker Sean Gi...Keep on reading: Ancajas stakes IBF belt against Mexican Sept. 29.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Boxing: Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte face off ahead of world title bout

With roughly a month to go before fight night, Filipino contenders Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes and Aston ‘Mighty’ Palicte faced off for the first time ahead of their highly-anticipated all-Filipino title bout.  Hollywood face off. Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte join #Superfly3 presscon in LA. They fight for the vacant WBO World Title Sept 8 on @HBOboxing @360BoxingPromos @ALAPromotions1 @RoyJonesJrFA pic.twitter.com/2bmF5yQVME — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) August 9, 2018 Nietes and Palicte are scheduled to fight for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on the upcoming HBO and 360 Promotions-presented SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles, California this September 8th (September 9th, Manila time). Three-division world champion Nietes will be making his much-awaited debut in the super flyweight division. For the 36-year old Murcia, Negros Occidental native, who still holds the distinction for being the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion during his undisputed reign in the light flyweight division, his bout with Palicte serves as another opportunity to showcase his world-class talents to a much bigger audience. “Excited na excited kasi nabigyan ulit ako ng opportunity na makapag-laban dito sa SuperFly,” Nietes told ABS-CBN News’ Steve Angeles during the SuperFly 3 press conference in Hollywood, Wednesday evening. “This is a bug card, malaking tuwa ko na lalaban ako ulit dito sa US, ipapakita ko naman yung talent namin dito sa US." This will be Nietes’ second consecutive fight in the United States, coming off a successful IBF Flyweight World Championship defense against Juan Carlos Reveco at SuperFly 2 back in February, also at The Forum. While Nietes has long been a household name in the Philippines, many saw the ALA Promotions star’s dominant performance as a coming out party of sorts. This time, Nietes finds himself matched up agaisnt a fellow Filipino, who’s hungry for a world championship as well, in Palicte. Originally scheduled to be the headliner for a Pinoy Pride card in Cebu this August, 360 Promotions founder Tom Loeffler saw the opportunity to bring a pair of world-class Pinoy boxers on a much bigger stage. “When we had an opportunity in September 8th to put on a triple-header on HBO, I told peter Nelson of HBO that this is one of the best fights in the super flyweight division, for a WBO world championship and he agreed,” Loeffler said. “Donnie had a great performance in SuperFly 2. Aston now has the opportunity to fight for a world title at 115-pounds. I think it’s a tremendous matchup for these two great Filipino fighters.” Aside from the obvious prestige that comes with fighting for a world title, Palicte also has the opportunity to face off against not only a kababayan, but also someone he’s looked up. “Dati, bata pa ako, siya medyo matanda na sa akin, nakikita ko na sila, ina-idolize ko na sila. Hanggang ngayon, magkalaban na kami.” For the 27-year old Bago,Negros Occidental-native, it’s purely business. “Trabaho yan, part ng trabaho. Sa taas ng ring siguro iba, at pagkatapos ng laban, iba rin. Magkaibigan, pero wala eh, wala tayong magagawa, trabaho lang. Sports lang.” This will be the second all-Filipino world title fight this year, five months after reigning champion Jerwin Ancajas defended his IBF Super Flyweight World Championship against Nietes’ ALA Promotions stablemate Jonas Sultan. And while Nietes would rather not have to face a compatriot, like Palicte said, it’s simply business. “Filipino versus Filipino ang laban, so wala tayong magagawa dun kasi mandatory, so dapat maglaban. Ang sa amin lang, ipakita lang namin yung talento namin, yung galing namin atsaka yung magandang laban namin, ipakita namin sa mga tao, sa mga boxing fans dito sa US.”   H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Boxing: Big things ahead for Jerwin Ancajas after fifth title defense

Over the weekend, Filipino boxing star and reigning IBF Super Flyweight world champion Jerwin Ancajas added to his already impressive resume after defeating challenger Jonas Sultan in a historic all-Filipino world title bout in Fresno, California.  It was Ancajas' fifth successful title defense since capturing the IBF crown back in late 2016.  To add to the sweet taste of victory, Ancajas was able to hold on to his title in front of a large number of Filipino supporters in California.  Prior to their bout, Ancajas and Sultan were honored by the Filipino community in Los Angeles, which ultimately brought Ancajas to tears.  (READ ALSO: IBF World Champ Ancajas moved to tears after meeting Fil-Am community in LA) "Maganda po, dami na Pilipino na sumusuporta, lalo na sa laban namin sa Fresno. Good yung feeling ko," said Ancajas, who scored a unanimous decision victory over Sultan after 12 rounds. "Maraming kapwa-Pilipino ang sumosuporta, lalo na sa boxing." While it was a dominant victory for Ancajas, who controlled the pace of the fight for majority of the 12 rounds, challenger Sultan also deserves props for being the first challenger to take Ancajas to a decision in the last five bouts.  All of Ancajas' other challengers have all fallen via stoppage.  For Ancajas, it was no surprise that Sultan came out and fought until the very last minute.  "Inisip ko talaga mag-abot ng round." Ancajas said, meaning that he expected the fight to go all 12 rounds. "Kung May knockout na bonus na lang po." Ancajas used his reach and his jab to dismantle Sultan throughout the fight, and while he did get hit with some good shots, was never really in any danger.  "Lalo na kay Sultan, talagang sinasabi ko dati, basta Pinoy, lumalaban talaga, so naisip ko na aabot ng round." Ancajas added.  Whether it came via decision or stoppage, a win is a win, and it's Ancajas' 30th victory, to go with one loss and one draw.  Now, as his star continues to rise, there are some pretty big plans for Ancajas, moving forward.  According to matchmaker Sean Gibbons, the 26-year old Panabo, Davao del Norte native is expected to return to action in October, and he's being prepared to take on the big names at 115-pounds.  "We’re going to pick styles that work well with Jerwin to help him prepare for Juan Estrada, Rungvisai the WBC champion, those are the fights we want." said Gibbons.  With Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada working towards a rematch down the road, to job is to get Ancajas ready for those big names.  "We're going to go back to picking fighters, top ten guys that can prepare us to get to that fight," added Gibbons.  One more possible name that could be in Ancajas' future is super flyweight newcomer and Sultan stablemate Donnie Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion.  After dominating at the junior flyweight and flyweight divisions for the last few years, Nietes finally made the much-awaited jump up to 115-pounds, and will be making his super flyweigh debut in August, when he takes on fellow Bacolod native Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in Cebu.  A Nietes-Ancajas showdown is definitely not outside the realm of possibility, but Nietes will first need to take care of business against Palicte before any discussions for a title-unification bout.    H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 29th, 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 NewsMay 27th, 2018

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 NewsMay 27th, 2018

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 NewsMay 27th, 2018

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 NewsMay 27th, 2018

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 NewsMay 27th, 2018

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