JONAS SULTAN PRIMES UP FOR WORLD TITLE BID IN US TRAINING CAMP
Jonas Sultan is back in the United States to gear up his bid for a world title as he is ranked No. 4 bantamweight by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and No. 7 by the World Boxing Association.
The Zamboanga City-native Sultan arrived in Los Angeles Saturday night January 29 after spending the holidays in a sumptuous Cavite house owned by Zamboanga Valientes owner Junnie Navarro.
Jerwin Ancajas, trainer Joven Jimenez, and promoter Brendan Gibbons welcomed Sultan back at the Tom Bradley International Airport.
Having no scheduled fight yet, Sultan will help and spar with Ancajas on Monday at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood in preparations for the latter’s Vegas bout against unbeaten Argentine Fernando Martinez slated on February 27.
“While he is coming off a remarkable win last October in New York, Jonas is more eager to score another spectacular win for his next fight as he is getting a lot of inspiration from his newly-born child and hopefully, that next fight would be for a world title,” opined Navarro.
Fighting as a heavy underdog in his last bout, Sultan (18-5, 11 knockouts) floored erstwhile unbeaten Carlos Caraballo of Puerto Rico four times en route to a 10-round unanimous decision win on October 30, 2021 at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York.
“Last December pa tuloy tuloy na training ko at kahit na nanganak misis ko, tuloy pa din training kasi ang isip ko dapat ready ako anytime na bigyan ng chance sa world title,” said Sultan.
Sultan hopes to challenge the third bantamweight titleholder which is Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue, the other two are Filipinos namely Nonito Donaire, Jr. (WBC ) and Johnriel Casimero (WBO).
“Si Inoue ang gusto ko kasi hindi maganda para sa akin na Pinoy vs. Pinoy ang maglaban sa world title. Pero kung ano talaga ang mas magandang laban, handa lang ako,” added Sultan who is now supported by MLV Group’s Mike Venezuela, Globalport, and 1Pacman Partylist through Deputy House Speaker Mikee Romero, Go for Gold’s Jeremy Go, Big Boss Cement, and Finn Cotton Shoes.