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Boxing: Main event Ancajas-Sultan to push through on May 26

April 3, 2018 4:07 AM
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Boxing: Main event Ancajas-Sultan to push through on May 26

The anticipated world junior bantamweight title clash between reigning champion Jerwin Ancajas and challenger Jonas Sultan will take place on May 26.

“Yes, it's confirmed: May 26 in Las Vegas. The historical fight will be the main event,” Sultan’s promoter Michael Aldeguer of ALA Boxing told ABS-CBN News via text message.

The Ancajas-Sultan bout will be the first all-Filipino title clash in nearly 100 years.

It was to be featured on the undercard of the Jeffery Horn-Terence Crawford bout that was scrapped after Crawford reportedly got injured during training.

Sultan earned a mandatory-opponent status after pulling off a unanimous decision upset against former 2-division world champion Johnriel Casimero last September.

It will be Ancajas's second US fight since stopping Israel Gonzalez to defend his junior bantamweight crown last February.

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