Earlier today the IBF held a purse bid for the rights to promote the IBF Super Flyweight world title fight between Puerto Rican champion McJoe Arroyo (17-0, 8) and Filipino hopeful Jerwin Ancajas (24-1-1, 16) with the winning bid coming from promotional outfit Sampson Boxing, the promotional company run by Uruguayan-American Sampson Lewkowicz.
Following the winning bid Lewkowicz has stated the the Philippines will likely be the venue for the bout, giving the once beaten Ancajas the home advantage.
At the moment Lewkowicz has 15 days to get the contracts sorted and must hold the bout no later than May 2nd.
For the challenger this will be his first world title bout, and sees him stepping up in class significantly. Although stepping up he has looked sensational at times and appears to be a fighter gifted no only with good boy looks, giving him his nickname of "Pretty Boy", but also speed, power and skills. At time's he's brilliant to watch and has genuinely beautiful offense which has seen him stop 11 opponents, all of which have been stopped following Ancajas's only loss, a close decision to Mark Anthony Geraldo back in 2012.
Whilst the challenger will be competing in his first world title bout the champion will be defending his belt for the first time. He won it last year with a controversial victory over Ancajas's countryman Arthur Villanueva via a 10th round technical decision, which saw the judges all turn in highly questionable cards. Whilst we weren't impressed by Arroyo's title win he does hold other notable wins, including a 12 round decision victory over Mark Anthony Geraldo, an 11th round TKO win over Hernan Marquez and a stoppage win over Jose Lopez. He was also a stand out amateur with a bronze at the 2007 World Amateur Championships.
We hope to bring you more information on this bout when it's announced with a venue and date in the coming weeks..
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