It's being reported via numerous sources that Filipino Sonny Boy Jaro (37-13-5, 27) could be set for a surprising return to world title action.
The story suggests that the team behind Jaro, a former WBC Flyweight champion, are negotiating for their man to challenge for the WBC Super Flyweight currently held by the unbeaten Carlos Cuadras (30-0, 24).
Jaro, best known for his huge upset win over Pongsaklek Wonjongkam back in 2012, has been in wilderness in recent bouts following a trio of losses in a 13 month span that saw him losing his world title and dropping way out of the title picture. Since the third of those losses he has battled hard to resurrect his career with a trio of stoppage wins, wins that could well help him to get another world title fight.
Aged 32 Jaro hasn't got long left in his boxing career and it would make sense for his team to do all they can to get a fight with Cuadras sooner rather than later. From the point of view of the Mexican champion a bout with Jaro would be preferable to a rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who he beat for the belt, or numerous other top contenders. That's not to say that Jaro is easy to beat but he's certainly not the most dangerous man out there at 115lbs at the moment.
(Image courtesy of Thairec.com shows Jaro beside Wonjongkam)
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