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Ancajas vs Sor Rungvisai will happen next year, Arum vows

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Jerwin Ancajas and US matchmaker Sean Gibbons strike a pose with WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. (Joven Sports)

Jerwin Ancajas and US matchmaker Sean Gibbons strike a pose with WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. (Joven Sports)

by Nick Giongco

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced yesterday that the world super-flyweight unification fight starring Jerwin Ancajas and Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai “is going to happen” next year.

Arum, who heads Top Rank and is Ancajas’ promoter, said the matchup between the leading 115-pounders could take place in February or March.

Top Rank does 30 shows a year as it is aligned with ESPN “and holds 25 shows outside the US.”

A meeting with Tom Loeffler, who represents Sor Rungvisai, a few weeks ago appeared productive.

“It’s just a matter of knowing the date (and venue),” said Arum, adding it will happen on US soil.

Ancajas holds the International Boxing Federation title while Sor Rungvisai has the World Boxing Council strap and the two met each other last month in Bangkok in an effort to initiate the talks.

Ancajas was held to a draw by Mexican Alejandro Santiago last September in Oakland while Sor Rungvisai beat Iran Diaz, also from Mexico, last Oct. 6 at the Impact Arena where Ancajas was special guest.

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