FORMER world title challenger Jonas Sultan is convinced that his former foe and now sparring partner International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight titleholder Jerwin Ancajas will be able to beat either Juan Francisco Estrada or Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez if ever they faced in a unification bout.
“In my opinion, Jerwin can beat either of them,” Sultan told SunStar Cebu. “He just needs the opportunity to face them. I think he has a huge chance of winning.”
The 28-year-old Sultan watched the fights live on PPV in Los Angeles, California.
Estrada survived a third round knockdown and knocked Carlos Cuadras out in the 11th round to successfully defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) super flyweight belt. Gonzalez, on the other hand, totally outclassed challenger Israel Gonzalez via a convincing unanimous decision to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) super flyweight Super strap in the same event in Mexico last weekend, Oct. 24, 2020 (PH time), in Mexico City.
“I believe he can beat either of them. Jerwin can fight at close range or at a distance. Jerwin is taller than them and he can easily adjust to any opponent,” said Sultan.
The 28-year-old Ancajas is 5’6” and has a 66 ½-inch reach. Gonzalez is 5’3” and has a 64-inch reach, while Estrada is 5’4” and has a 66-inch reach.
The 30-year-old Estrada and the 33-year-old Gonzalez are most likely set to face each other next in a unification rematch fight. The other champions in the super flyweight division are Ancajas, WBA super flyweight regular champion Joshua Franco and World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight king Kazuto Ioka.
Estrada is 41-3 with 28 knockouts, while Gonzalez is 50-2 with 41 knockouts.
Ancajas, 32-1-2 with 22 knockouts, is currently in Los Angeles preparing for another title defense. He’s training alongside Sultan and Olympian Eumir Marcial.
Some of the boxers that are rumored to be his possible opponents are WBA regular champion Franco and IBF No. 3 rated Jonathan Javier Rodriguez. (EKA)