By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and his training camp are currently laser-focused in Los Angeles, USA regarding their game plan against challenger Fernando Daniel Martinez of Argentina.
Despite the failed mega-fight between him and WBO super flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka due to Japan’s strict border rules amid the rising cases of COVID-19, Ancajas has entirely shifted his focus on how to tackle the hard-hitting and aggressive fighter from Argentina.
The first thing that came to their mind was to invite fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan to their intensive training camp as their main sparring partner.
Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer, revealed that they chose Sultan as their sparring partner because he shares the same fighting style with Martinez.
Sultan, one of the most talented rising Pinoy boxing stars of this generation, is known for his hounding pressure matched with his punching power.
Greatest proof of this was his dominant unanimous decision victory against the undefeated Carlos Caraballo of Puerto Rico, boxing legend Miguel Cotto’s prodigy.
Sultan’s punching power rewarded him with four scored knockdowns in the fight and cemented his name as one of the hardest-hitting boxers in the bantamweight division.
Aside from staying in the US to train with Ancajas, Sultan is also anticipating another fight courtesy of Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions president Sean Gibbons as his main promoter.
Rumored to be Sultan’s next opponent is Gary Russell Jr.’s older brother Gary Antonio Russell who carries an impressive unbeaten record of 19 wins and 12 knockouts.