By WAYLON GALVEZ
IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is not taking Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez lightly but he’s hoping to face Thai superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in the near future.
His title fight with Rodriguez happens on April 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
This early MP (Manny Pacquiao) Promotions President Sean Gibbons said they have been eyeing the former WBC super flyweight champion, and they will continue to pursue that path.
“That’s always a fight that Jerwin likes. I hope he gets that, we love that fight,” Gibbons said, adding that he already reached out to Rungvisai’s handlers led by Eddie Hearn.
“We never look past anybody, but I feel we’re gonna win. “We’re absolutely targeting the gentleman from Thailand. He’s kind of an odd man out now, because he was supposed to have a rematch with Juan Estrada.”
This will be the first fight for the Panabo City native in more than a year since he knocked out in the sixth round Chile’s Miguel Gonzalez back in December 7, 2019 in Mexico.
Ancajas now has 32-2-1 record highlighted by 22 knockouts. The 25-year-old Rodriguez is no patsy either.
He’s coming off an impressive win over compatriot Julian Yedras last December 4, 2020 in Las Lomas, Monterrey that improved his record to
22 wins, 16 in KOs and one loss.