Ancajas marks return in first all-Filipino title clash in nearly 100 years

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 13 2018 01:09 PM

Jerwin Ancajas with his trainer, Joven Jimenez. Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – World junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will return to the ring in April against fellow Filipino Jonas “Zorro” Sultan.

Ancajas’ trainer and manager, Joven Jimenez, confirmed that the “Pretty Boy” will square off against Sultan on April 14.

It will take place on the undercard of Jeff Horn’s welterweight title defense against Terence Crawford at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

This will be the first all-Filipino world title fight in nearly 100 years, the last being the clash between Pancho Villa and Clever Sencio in 1925.

The bout will also mark the second time Ancajas will fight on US soil.