Ancajas-Sultan world title duel still under negotiations
ALA Promotions International chief Michael Aldeguer clarified that his camp has not reached an agreement to stage the world title showdown between his boxer, International Boxing Federation (IBF) intercontinental super flyweight champion, Jonas “Zorro” Sultan, and reigning IBF world super flyweight champion Erwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas.
Contrary to news that came out in different boxing websites earlier this week stating that the Sultan-Ancajas world title showdown is already set to be held in the undercard of Jeff Horn-Terrence Crawford on April 14 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Aldeguer said they are actually still negotiating with Ancajas’ camp to finalize the world title showdown between two Filipino boxers.
Sultan is the mandatory challenger for Ancajas’ title since he is the top contender in the IBF super flyweight division after he beat former two-division world champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Lahug in an IBF world title eliminator last Sept. 16, 2017.
Aldeguer sent a text message to Cebu Daily News, saying that they are still in the negotiating stage to make the historic fight happen.
Edito Villamor, the head trainer of ALA Boxing Gym, added that they have not signed any contract yet but Sultan has started preparing since last month.
When this fight pushes through, it will be the first time in 93-years that an all-Filipino world title showdown will happen. On May 2, 1925, Pancho
Villa successfully defended his world flyweight title against fellow Filipino Clever Sencio via unanimous decision after 15 rounds.
Both boxers are 26 years old and from Mindanao. Sultan is a native of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte while Ancajas is from Panabo City, Davao del Norte.
Sultan holds a record of 14 wins, three defeats, and no draws, while Ancajas has 29 wins, one defeat, and one draw.
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