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Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonas Sultan report
Who won Ancajas vs Sultan?
Jerwin Ancajas beat Jonas Sultan by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th May 2018 at Selland Arena in Fresno, California.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 117-111, 119-109 in favor of winner Jerwin Ancajas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the IBF super flyweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Yafai vs Carmona for the WBA World Super Flyweight championship.
Ancajas vs Sultan stats
Jerwin Ancajas stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jonas Sultan made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ancajas had a slight advantage in power over Sultan, with a 69% knock out percentage over Sultan's 64%.
Jerwin Ancajas was the same age as Jonas Sultan, at 31 years old.
Ancajas had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sultan.
Both Jerwin Ancajas & Jonas Sultan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ancajas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 7 months earlier than Sultan, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 243 to Sultan's 171.
Jonas Sultan was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 115lb division.
Ancajas vs Sultan form
Ancajas had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Israel Gonzalez on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Bank of America Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jamie Conlan on 18th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Teiru Kinoshita on 2nd July 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia.
Before that, he had beat Jose Alfredo Rodriguez on 29th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
He had defeated McJoe Arroyo on 3rd September 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Bantamweight championship fight at Strike Coliseum, Bacoor, Philippines.
Ancajas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ancajas vs Sultan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ancajas vs Sultan?
Ancajas vs Sultan was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Ancajas vs Sultan?
Jerwin Ancajas was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Jonas Sultan made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
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