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Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan

Jonas Sultan's corner told him after the seventh round than they believe Jerwin Ancajas is tired and asked him to thrown the right uppercut and the left hook. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

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Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan

Junior bantamweight world titleholder Jerwin Ancajas gets ready for his title defense against Jonas Sultan in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN+ card in Fresno California. This is the first all-Filipino title fight in 93 years. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

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Jerwin Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs) is making the fifth defense of his IBF junior bantamweight title against Jonas Sultan in the first title fight between Filipino fighters in 93 years (Pancho Villa def. Clever Sencio on May 2, 1925, in Manila). Ancajas, the No. 5-ranked junior bantamweight fighter according to ESPN, is carrying a four-fight knockout streak. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

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Jonas Sultan wraps his hands ahead of his title fight against junior bantamweight belt-holder Jerwin Ancajas in Fresno California. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

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Khalid Yafai stops David Carmona

David Carmona's trainer Alejandro Galindo stops the fight after the seventh round. Carmona has been down four times through the fight and was receiving a lot of punishment by Khalid Yafai. Yafai wins by TKO and retains his WBA junior bantamweight world title. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

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Ancajas, Yafai focused on title defenses, not each other

Junior bantamweight world titlists Jerwin Ancajas and Kal Yafai are being featured on the same card on Saturday as a prelude to a possible unification -- but don't tell them about that. They are focused on the business at hand, not each other.

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Ancajas refuses to let success change the way he is built

Despite his success in boxing, junior bantamweight world titleholder Jerwin Ancajas remains the same shy, deferential man he had been before anyone had heard of him.

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Jonas Sultan said he has beaten better fighters with more impressive pedigrees than Saturday's opponent Jerwin Ancajas.

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Calm before the storm for Ancajas, Sultan

Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan met again, this time at the Top Rank press conference.

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Jonas Sultan counts on discipline, sacrifice

Jonas Sultan is hopeful that the sacrifices he made in preparation for his bout against Jerwin Ancajas will be all worth it come fight night.

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Weights from Fresno, California, for the junior bantamweight title fight between IBF world titleholder Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan: Ancajas 114.8 pounds, Jonas Sultan 114.4. In the co-main event, WBA junior bantamweight Kal Yafai was 114.8 pounds and David Carmona was 3.6 pounds over the limit (118.6). The fight is still on but Carmona won't be elegible to win the belt, and under the the California State Athletic Commission rules, he will also be fined 20% of his purse for the fight. Photo provided by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

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Inoue dominates McDonnell with 1st-round KO

Japanese star Naoya Inoue destroyed secondary bantamweight titlist Jamie McDonnell with a first-round knockout victory to win a belt in his third weight class.

Watch replay: Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+ - Inoue vs. McDonnell

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