Jonas Sultan ‘stronger and faster than Jerwin,’ says trainer

first_imgThe 26-year-old Sultan shrugged off any pressure heading into his first world title fight.“This is the biggest fight of my career because this is for a world championship and this will also go down in history,” he said. “I’m used to fighting other Filipinos and I am determined to win because this is the chance that I’ve been waiting for.”“This is going to be an exciting fight. This is going to be a great fight from bell to bell and we’re going to put on a show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The fight was originally scheduled on April 14 in Las Vegas as part of the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn main event, but was postponed after Crawford injured his right hand during sparring.Villamor said the duel will happen sometime in May or June and will likely take place in either California or Las Vegas.He added the change in schedule favored the opposing camp.“Jonas is ready to fight on April 14, but I know that the other camp isn’t ready yet in terms of Ancajas’ conditioning.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s Calisaan out of Aspirants’ Cup with fractured elbow Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES “I think Jonas is stronger and faster than Jerwin,” Villamor told INQUIRER.net in Filipino Sunday during the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions at Okada Manila.Villamor also said Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) has faced stiffer competition than Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs) in comparing the two fighters’ last four fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Jerwin’s last four fights were not so tough. Jonas’ past four fights, on the other hand, two of those were against Jaro and Casimero and when you compare them, Jonas had the tougher competition,” said Villamor, referring to Sonny Boy Jaro, who is a former world champion.The bout between Ancajas and Sultan marks the first time two Filipinos will be fighting for a world title since the great Pancho Villa beat Clever Sencio in 1925. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jonas Sultan. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTrainer Edito “Ala” Villamor believes his ward Jonas Sultan has the advantage in speed and power against Jerwin Ancajas in their all-Filipino showdown for the IBF super flyweight title.Sultan emerged as the mandatory challenger to Ancajas’ belt after he upset compatriot Johnriel Casimero, a two-division champion, by unanimous decision six months ago in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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