Philippine boxing history is now three weeks away, and the underdog has made his way to the US.
Jonas Sultan arrived in Los Angeles over the weekend, where he was greeted by fans.
The 26-year-old from Zamboanga del Norte will take on IBJ junior bantamweight world champion Jerwin Ancajas on May 26th in Fresno.
It will be the first time two Filipino fighters will square off for a world title in over 90 years.
“Salamt Ako kaki darating na Ako dito sa Los Angeles at excited Ako darating ng laban. Medjo kailangan Ako mag adjust sa weather so I need more practice here,” said Sultan.
Joining Sultan on this trip which will include practice sessions at the Wild Card Gym is Donnie Nietes.
“Tinutulongan ko si Jonas Sultan mag ensayo dito baka sparring din kami.”
“Masaya Ako kaşı kasama ko si Donnie inspiration ko kassa sıla world champion silk. Alam ko bibigyan ko ng tip paano lumbaal kay Jerwin.”
Nietes is fresh off his HBO debut, an impressive 8th round stoppage, over Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina.
Ahas hopes to stay in top shape as he awaits his next fight.
“Siempre para sa akin din data mag reading ready Ako anytime Baka biglang mag schedule na.”
Negotiations are being made for Nietes to fight fellow Negros Occidental fighter Aston Palicte, for the vacant WBO World Title.
Nietes and Palicte have known each other since their childhood but have never fought each other.
The Champion Ancajas is scheduled to arrive in the US on May 15th.