For the second time in less than 12 months Jayson Mama (16-0, 9) has had his chance of fighting for a world title taken from him at the 11th hour.
Late last year the unbeaten Filipino travelled over to South Africa before a scheduled bout with the then IBF Flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane was cancelled by the South African boxing authorities, who stated that the "Promoter has failed to meet basic requirements to enable BSA to sanction and give credibility to the event."
This time around he's seen his shot at Mthalane's conqueror Sunny Edwards (16-0, 4), the current IBF Flyweight champion, get cancelled at just a few days notice with Edwards suffering an ankle injury. An ankle injury that would have prevented Edwards from using his typical box and move style.
The plan is still to have Mama face Edwards down the line, but with this bout being cancelled it's another wasted international trip for Mama, who must be wondering who he has angered to have such bad luck when it's come to actually stepping into the ring with a world champion.
Interestingly Mama was the mandatory challenger the Mthalane when their bout fell through on the week of the fight and he is still the highest ranked IBF contender, in the Flyweight division.
By: Sanman Boxing
The cancellation of Jayson Mama’s (W16-0) fight against African Champion Moruti Mthalane was a blessing in disguise as he finally gets a shot at the same title but this time against newly crowned champ Sunny Edwards (16-0). Edwards snatched the crown from Mthalane via unanimous decision just last April. The Edwards versus Mama flyweight showdown will be held on September 11, 2021 at the Copperbox Arena, London, England.
Mama is currently busy with his training camp at the Sanman Gym under the tutelage of coach Ronerex Dalut and strength and conditioning coach Jenny Guevarra. He has been sparring with stablemates Froilan Saludar and Dave Apolinario. Jayson is ecstatic about the news. “This is the biggest fight in my career! I can’t afford to let this slip. I am thankful to my promoter and manager for arranging this life-changing fight. I am also lucky to have quality sparring partners at our gym. I can’t explain the excitement I feel now. I am so motivated to grab that belt from Edwards”, Mama stated.
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil is also busy facilitating the other details of this fight. “We strongly hope in adding a new world champion to our Sanman Stable. It’s Jayson’s time. Edwards is technically skilled but we have the proper game plan to beat him. Jayson is one of the most hardworking kids in the gym. He will be a world champion”, Manangquil said.
Last year we were supposed to see Filipino fighter Jayson Mama (16-0, 9) get a show at IBF Flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane in South Africa, before the bout was cancelled on the week of the bout due to issues between the promoter and the South African boxing authorities. As a result Mama missed out on his shot at the South African legend.
Rather than that bout be re-arranged Mthalane and his team arranged a deal to travel to England to defend against Sunny Edwards (16-0, 4), who easily out pointed Mthalane this past April.
Now it appears that Mama maybe on the verge of getting a shot at Edwards and the IBF title, with talk that he will challenged the unbeaten Englishman in September in the British capital of London.
If this is finalised, as expected, the bout will serve as Edwards' first defense of the title that he took from Mthalane, and will see him looking to bolster his career, whilst also working towards another mandatory, against the very exciting Ricardo Sandoval.
As for Mama this would be his first world title bout and his first bout outside of Asia. He has travelled before, scoring wins in Macau and China, but this is a big step up from those bouts, which included a win over former world title challenger Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr.
By: Sanman Boxing
Sanman Boxing delivered another successful boxing event with the latest episode of its Bubble Series held at their stable gym in General Santos City. In the main event, “Magic” Mike Plania improved his record to W25-L1 as he dominated countryman Emmanuel Ogawa in a six round action. Score was 60-54 on all judges.
In the co-featured event, Jayson Mama remains undefeated and improved his record to W16-L0 as he battered Romshane Sarguilla from the opening bell. Sarguilla failed to answer the opening bell of the eight round thus awarding the stoppage win to Mama.
In the other co-featured bout, Jade Bornea kept his immaculate record and improved it to W16-L0 with a wide unanimous decision win over Roland Jay Biendima. The judges scored it 100-90 and 99-91twice all in favor of the undefeated Sanman protege.
The curtain raise showed John Vincent Pangga winning a four round unanimous nod against Elizer Ambon.
In as much as most bouts ended with decision wins, the all out action was present in every fight. “These warriors came to the ring all prepared for war. I commend all opponents for giving our boxers good quality fights. This shows the quality of match making that we do in our promotion. Thanks to our loyal followers and to all boxing fans”, Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil stated.
By: Sanman Boxing
Everything is set for tomorrow's rumble bonanza as Sanman Promotions bring us another episode of its Bubble Series. This time, the main card features "Magic" Mike Plania who battles it out against Emmanuel Ogawa. Below are the final weigh-in results:
Weights from General Santos City, Philippines
Mike Plania 122lbs
Emmanuel Mogawa 121lbs
Jayson Mama 112lbs
Romshane Sarguilla 112lbs
Jade Bornea 116lbs
Roland Jay Biendima 116lbs
John Vincent Pangga 118lbs
Elizer Ambon 123lbs
Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil assures boxing fans of yet another slambang event which will be raining knockouts. "Please watch our event via the Sanman Promotions Facebook page. If its from Sanman, it's always guaranteed boxing action", Manangquil stated.
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