As potential unification bout looms, IBF super fly champ Ancajas to watch WBC champ Sor Rungvisai at One: Kingdom of Heroes

As potential unification bout looms, IBF super fly champ Ancajas to watch WBC champ Sor Rungvisai at One: Kingdom of Heroes

IBF super flyweight champ Jerwin Ancajas will watch WBC counterpart Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defend his belt at home. Top Rank (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--In the first-ever world boxing title fight to take place in a mixed martial arts card, a very important spectator will be expected.

Reigning International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will make a special appearance at One: Kingdom of Heroes at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, which will be headlined by the World Boxing Council super flyweight title bout between title holder Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand and challenger Iran Diaz of Mexico.

"One Championship will hold its first boxing bout on Saturday. I am ready for an amazing night of action. I can’t wait to be there and witness some fireworks," Ancajas said.

This is not actually the first time Ancajas will attend an MMA event as he also graced the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay last April during One: Heroes of Honor.

"It's a whole different experience seeing it live. I really had a delightful time. The production value is truly world-class," the Filipino champion boxer relayed his experience.

Ancajas' appearance will come in an interesting situation.

Ancajas, who last week settled for a draw with Alejandro Santiago to retain his IBF belt, is being groomed to have his 115-pound title unified with that of either Sor Rungvisai or reigning World Boxing Association champ Khalid Yafai.

Ancajas' scheduled appearance could be a hint that everything will lean to a WBC-IBF 115-pound unification battle.

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