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ANCAJAS-SULTAN FEATS, FACTS AND FIGURES PART III

By Maloney L. Samaco
PhilBoxing.com
26 May 2018



Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Juntilla Ancajas stands 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) and has a reach of 66½ in (169 cm). He was born on January 1, 1992 (age 26) in Panabo, Davao del Norte, Philippines. He is a southpaw and has a boxing record of 31 total fights, 29 wins, 20 wins by KO, 1 loss and 1 draw.

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Jonas " Zorro" Andaya Sultan stands 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) was born December 16, 1991(age 26) at Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. He is an orthodox fighter with a boxing record of 17 total fights, 14 wins, 9 wins by KO, 3 losses and no draw.

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Ancajas fought a total of 171 rounds with a 65% KO rate. He is rated No. 2 in the Philippines and No. 6 in the world in the superflyweight category by BoxRec. He is ranked behind Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada, Khalid Yafai, Roman Gonzalez and his opponent Jonas Sultan.
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Sultan fought a total of 101 rounds with a 53% KO rate. He is rated No. 1 superflyweight in the Philippines and No. 5 in the world by BoxRec ahead of Ancajas. He was formerly GAB Philippine superflyweight champion and IBF intercontinental superflyweight champion.

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Ancajas was formerly Philippines Luzon Professional Boxing Association (LuzProBA) bantamweight champion, WBO Asia Pacific Youth superflyweight champion, IBF Pan Pacific superflyweight champion and currently IBF world superflyweight champion.

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In the Ring Magazine rankings, Ancajas is rated No. 4 with 90 weeks on list while Sultan is No. 9 with 36 weeks on list in the junior bantamweight category. In the Ring top ten list in the category are:
champion - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
1. Naoya Inoue
2. Juan Francisco Estrada
3. Khalid Yafai
4. Jerwin Ancajas
5. Rau'shee Warren
6. Roman Gonzalez
7. McWilliams Arroyo
8. Carlos Cuadras
9. Jonas Sultan
10. Rex Tso

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Ancajas is the IBF junior bantamweight champion while Sultan is the No. 1 ranked contender. The other contenders are:
2. Rau'shee Warren
3. Aston Palicte
4. Rex Tso
5. Andrew Moloney
6. Gideon Buthelezi
7. Ryuichi Funai
8. Mikhail Aloyan
9. John Riel Casimero
10. Rene Dacquel

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Ryan Songalia of ESPN5 wrote that Jimmy Paypa has trained with Sultan at the ALA Gym and was once his sparring partner when he was a junior featherweight. Before that, when he trained at the Omega Gym, Paypa fought Ancajas in the IBF champ's third pro fight in 2009. In that encounter, Ancajas was 2-0 and Paypa was 1-0, and despite being outweighed by 3.5 pounds at 107.5, Ancajas emerged from the fight with a majority decision victory.

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"I still remember how Jerwin beat me on that fight. I think Jerwin improved a lot since we fought, especially his speed," said Paypa, who is now a junior lightweight. Paypa cautions Sultan that Ancajas has more speed, skill and power than Sultan but that Sultan's consistent squeezing and willpower could be the right technique to defeat Ancajas.

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"I just tell [Sultan] that if he wants to win this fight he must do the first move always and don't let Jerwin get in to position because Jerwin is better than him in case of proper form and style," said Paypa as quoted by ESPN5. "But I also know Jonas Sultan; he is a very hardworking boxer and indestructible opponent. He always gives all his best in every fight, especially now for a world championship."

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Paypa appreciates what Sultan has done in his practices. "I saw Jonas' sparring sessions for this fight and I can say that he is 100 percent ready for this fight because they studied a lot about Jerwin," said Paypa.

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Three-division champion Donnie Nietes said he had known that Sultan was a fighter who is better than his record for years since they had been sparring together. "Sultan has a great chance to win," said Nietes. "Jonas is a tough opponent; you cannot easily read his moves."

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But Nietes gave tribute to the exploits of Ancajas. "Jerwin is on the level of [Manny] Pacquiao and Nonito [Donaire Jr.]," said Nietes.


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