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Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan set for April 14th

Sultan is Ancajas’ mandatory challenger

Boxing at SSE Arena Belfast Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

IBF Super Flyweight Champion Jerwin Ancajas, who spent ten rounds smashing Israel Gonzalez last month, is set for a quick turnaround, taking on mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan on April 14th as part of the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn undercard.

According to The Ring, this will be the first all-Filipino world title fight since the great Pancho Villa defeated Clever Sencio in 1925 in what wound up being Villa’s penultimate fight before his death.

BoxRec has Sultan (14-3, 9 KO) ranked #6 in the division thanks to recent wins over former champions Sonny Boy Jaro and Johnriel Casimero, plus a knockout of Zolani Tete’s brother Makazole in 2016. While it would have been nice to see Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KO) look to unify, Sultan is no slouch. This should be a very good fight.

In addition to this fight and the main event, the card will feature a terrific super bantamweight clash between Jessie Magdaleno and Isaac Dogboe. Looks like a damn fine night of boxing to me.

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