Ancajas-Sultan title bout postponed to a later date
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 15, 2018 10:14 PM
History will have to wait a bit longer.
Fans will have to wait a bit longer to see some Filipino boxing history, as the highly-anticipated IBF Super Flyweight title bout between champion Jerwin 'Pretty Boy' Ancajas and challenger Jonas 'Zorro' Sultan has been postponed to a later date.
Originally set for April 14th in Las Vegas, the delay comes after the supposed headliner of the card, a WBO Welterweight world title bout between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford has also been postponed due to Crawford injuring his hand.
"He hurt his hand hitting a guy on top of the head gear," Arum said via Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. "We've gotten him treated by the best hand doctors. He had an MRI, and there is no ligament tear, thank God. The doctor prescribed two weeks of rest, and then he should be ready to go. We'll put the fight sometime in late May or early June, but that depends on how Terence's hand is feeling."
As for the Ancajas-Sultan bout, Arum said that it could remain on the undercard of the Horn-Crawford bout, or it could end up on the undercard of the recently-announced Jorge Linares-Vasyl Lomachenko card for May 12th in New York.
This will be Ancajas' fifth defense of his IBF 115-pound title, while Sultan earned mandatory challenger status after outpointing former two-division champion Johnriel Casimero in a title eliminator bout in Cebu back in 2017.