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LOOK: Jerwin Ancajas gears up for first all-Filipino world title bout in 93 years

May 20, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Filipino champion puts his IBF super flyweight title on the line for the 5th time against compatriot Jonas Sultan

DEFENDING THE THRONE. Jerwin Ancajas eyes to defeat compatriot Jonas Sultan in his 5th title defense for his IBF super flyweight title. Photo from Alvin Brian Go


Ancajas has mixed feelings in bout vs compatriot Sultan: 'Paano ka magsasaya?'

May 12, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The two fighters make history as they face in the first all-Filipino world title bout since 1925

RISING. Jerwin Ancajas says his upcoming world title fight against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan is a testament of the Philippine's level in the international boxing scene. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Ancajas, Yafai out to defend titles before potential unification bout

May 01, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Filipino Jerwin Ancajas and British Khalid Yafai fight on the same card in Fresno, but both may be on course for a unifier

ALL-FILIPINO. Jerwin Ancajas is deep in training for his mandatory title defense against compatriot Jonas Sultan. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ancajas feels pressure in facing fellow Filipino Sultan on May 26

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Critics deem the fight to be 'not as exciting' just because it's a Pinoy vs Pinoy bout

HEADLINE. Jonas Sultan (left) and Jerwin Ancajas will be headline their own bout in ESPN on May 26. Photos by Ryan Songalia/Rappler (Sultan) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Ancajas)

Jerwin Ancajas faces Jonas Sultan in an all-Filipino world title bout

Mar 13, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Ancajas' mandatory IBF junior bantamweight title defense is set on April 14, 2018

ALL-FILIPINO. Jonas Sultan and Jerwin Ancajas will be making history as they will square off in the first All-Filipino world title fight in the US. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler (Sultan) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Ancajas)

WATCH: Ten best knockouts of Pinoy boxing in 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A look back at the most destructive knockouts by Filipino boxers in 2017

HEAVY HITTERS. Romero Duno had one of the most destructive KOs of Pinoy boxing in 2017. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

2017: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 23, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Jerwin Ancajas has a breakout year, while champions and contenders rise up on the ever-changing scene of Philippine boxing

Humble Sultan admits he must improve before facing champion Ancajas

Sep 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Jonas Sultan is now the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas after defeating Johnriel Casimero

NUMBER ONE CONTENDER. Jonas Sultan may now be number one contender, but he admits he needs "more practice and hard training" before he faces Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Sultan outfights Casimero, becomes top contender for IBF champ Ancajas

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Jonas Sultan scores the biggest victory of his career, defeating Johnriel Casimero by unanimous decision in an IBF junior bantamweight title elimination bout

CIVIL WAR. Jonas Sultan is now the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

In Johnriel Casimero’s crosshairs: Sultan, Ancajas, then Srisaket

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Johnriel Casimero had to adjust his plans after his dream fight with Roman Gonzalez died on the vine Now he sets his ultimate goal on Gonzalez s conqueror Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

TITLE ELIMINATOR. Johnriel Casimero doesn't believe his opponent Jonas Sultan is a dangerous foe: "Maybe I am a dangerous fighter to him." File photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Casimero to face Sultan, setting stage for all-Filipino world title fight

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:56 PM

The winner will be the number one contender for IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas

ALL-FILIPINO ELIMINATOR. Two-division world champ Johnriel Casimero will face Jonas Sultan in a world title eliminator for the right to face IBF junior bantamweight champ Jerwin Ancajas. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Young lion Sultan knocks out ex-champ Jaro in Rizal

May 07, 2017 - 11:23 PM

Jonas Sultan knocks Sonny Boy Jaro out of the ring for the 10 count in round 8 to continue his rise to world title contention

Jonas Sultan is currently ranked no. 14 in the world at 115 pounds by the IBF. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jonas Sultan, road warrior and reluctant Zorro, set for Jaro showdown

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Sultan vs ex world champ Sonny Boy Jaro figures to be one of the best domestic fights of the year in the Philippines even if there s been relatively little hype on it

ZORRO. Jonas Sultan isn't one of the more celebrated boxers in the Philippines, but he's making his reputation by pulling off upsets over better-known fighters around the world. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Boxing: 'Zorro' Sultan faces ex-champ Jaro in intriguing domestic clash

Feb 17, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Hot junior bantamweight prospect Jonas Sultan will face former world champion Sonny Boy Jaro on March 19 at Makati Cinema Square

DOMESTIC CLASH. Jonas Sultan will try to bolster his credentials as a legitimate title contender while Sonny Boy Jaro looks to spark one more run at a world title at Sultan's expense.

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Dec 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM

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Filipino boxer Jonas Sultan shocks South African Tete

Dec 17, 2016 - 3:39 PM

The Zamboanga del Norte native keeps the international upsets coming as he knocks out Tete in the second round

ROAD WIN. Jonas Sultan, seen before his knockout win over Romel Oliveros in May of 2016, pulled off a significant upset in South Africa. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler