IBF super flyweight champ is ready to defend his title again
3KingsBoxing.com has learned that an announcement is expected any day now that IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas’ fifth title defense against his fellow countryman Jonas Sultan will headline a Top Rank boxing card in a in Las Vegas in the last week of May. The bout is also expected to be televised by ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App as well.
The fight was originally set to be on the undercard of the Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford WBO welterweight title bout at the Mandalay Resort and Casino on April 24 but that entire show was postponed. Crawford suffered a right hand injury during a sparring session and Horn’s second defense of his title has been reset to June 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
There was talk that the Ancajas-Sultan bout would remain in the undercard of the Horn-Crawford headliner. Rumors also circulated that the bout could be moved to Los Angeles or San Francisco duebto the larger Filipino population percentages there. Top Rank apparently had a change of heart and decided to stay in Vegas and give Ancajas his own event to headline.
By: Chris Henderson