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Boxing: Jerwin Ancajas, Srisaket sides now working to make title clash happen

Bout likely to take place in the US

Jerwin Ancajas (right) with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in Srisaket's most recent title defense held in his home city of Bangkok over the weekend. Sean Gibbons' Facebook page

The wheels are already turning regarding the proposed title unification bout between world champions Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand and Jerwin Ancajas.

Ancajas personally witnessed how Srisaket successfully defended his WBC super flyweight (junior bantamweight) title against a durable Iran Diaz of Mexico in Bangkok over the weekend.

Following the bout, Ancajas joined Srisaket in the cage, bringing along his IBF title while posing with the hometown hero.

Matchmaker Sean Gibbons is reportedly in talks with Srisaket's handlers to arrange a title unification.

"They have already started the negotiations. We're just waiting for a response from Rungvisai's camp," said a source privy to the negotiations.

Gibbons himself was quoted by the Philippine Star's Quinito Henson that he intends to pit Ancajas against Srisaket.

“We would love to set the fight and will tell Mr. Arum, 'Let’s do it,' and see if we can make it happen,” Gibbons said. 

“If it happens, it would be in the US, as Mr. Arum wants to make the fight."

Joven Jimenez, who accompanied Ancajas to the Bangkok, said the two liked what they saw in Srisaket.

"Medyo mabagal po siya ngayon pero nandoon pa rin ang power," said Ancajas' trainer-manager.

Jimenez said he believes Srisaket's slugging ways will be a perfect fit for Ancajas' craftier boxing style. 

"Maganda para kay Jerwin," he siad. "Papasok si Rungvisai at open sa depensa, pabor kay Jerwin."

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