Hardly no Lenten break for Ancajas, Sultan

Not even the Lenten break prevented soon-to-be rivals Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan from showing up in the gym on Maundy Thursday.

Ancajas, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight champion was all business at the Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite, according to lead trainer Joven Jimenez.

Sultan, the mandatory challenger to Ancajas’ coveted IBF 115-lb title, also worked out a sweat Thursday at the ALA Boxing Club headquarters in Cebu City.

Top Rank head Bob Arum is holding their showdown sometime in late-May or early-June in the US.

But Ancajas and Sultan both took a break on Good Friday but promised to resume training on Black Saturday.

The Ancajas-Sultan faceoff will be the first time in 100 years that two Filipinos are figuring in a world title fight after Pancho Villa beat Clever Sencio in their flyweight title match at Wallace Field (now Luneta) in 1925. (Nick Giongco)

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