Ancajas bagong pasisikatin sa Tate tapos ni Pacquiao
Katulad noon ng unti-unting pagsikat at pagyabong ng pro boxing career ni Manny Pacquiao, balak din ng promoter ni Jerwin Ancajas na pasikatin sa Amerika ang sinasabing sunod na ‘The Pacman’ ng Philippine boxing.
“At the moment we’re waiting for our promoter Top Rank, Bob Arum has a tremendous vision coming up for Jerwin. He sees Jerwin fighting in the California market, up in San Francisco, maybe Los Angeles. That’s his target to bring Jerwin to the next step in his development as the next Filipino superstar in the United States,” saad ni Sean Gibbons.
Nakatakdang idepensa ni Ancajas ang kanyang International Boxing Federation flyweight belt laban sa kapwa Pinoy na si Jonas Sultan sa huling bahagi ng Mayo o unang linggo ng Hunyo, malamang sa Los Angeles, California.
Una nang itinakda sa Abril 14 sa Mandalay Bay Events Center sa Las Vegas, Nevada ang all-Pinoy title showdown nina Ancajas (29-1-1 win-loss-draw, 20 knockouts) at Sultan (14-3, 9KOs) bilang undercard sa main event nina World Boxing Organization welterweight kingpin Jeff Horn ng Australia at challenger Terrence Crawford ng Amerika subalit nagkaroon ng hand injury ang huli.
“I foresee the fight happening in late May or in the beginning of June, in that time frame and we’ve had discussions with Bob, with Jerwin’s management – Joven Sports – with Manny (Pacquiao), the markets in California are big. I was privileged enough to do a fight there with Albert Pagara and Cesar Juarez in Daly City,” hirit ni Gibbons.