MANILA, Philippines — Filipino boxer Jonas Sultan vows to benefit from his alternative as a late-minute alternative to problem Paul Butler for the World Boxing Group (WBO) interim bantamweight title on Saturday (Manila time) at Echo Enviornment in Liverpool, England.
“He’s a great fighter. I do know he’s good and I noticed him battle. I noticed his fights and discovered lots on the best way to battle him,” mentioned Sultan within the Probellum Liverpool press convention.
“That is my time,” he added.
Sultan, who changed compatriot John Riel Casimero as ordered by the WBO Championship Committee after the latter violated the British Boxing Board of Management’s medical pointers for utilizing a sauna to make weight, weighed in at 117.6 kilos.
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Butler tipped the scales at 117.8 kilos forward of their fundamental occasion conflict.
The 30-year-old Filipino boxer is providing his upcoming battle to the late teenage boxer Ali Tazeem, who was lately killed in a automotive crash, and his grieving father, Toheed, often called Dr. Tee.
“I dedicate this battle to my good friend Ali Tazeem and to his father Dr. Tee. I’m unhappy for his misplaced however I’m motivated to battle,” Sultan mentioned.
Sultan, the fourth-ranked bantamweight by the WBO, holds a 18-5 file with 11 knockouts after profitable his final three fights together with a unanimous choice victory over Puerto Rican Carlos Caraballo for the WBO intercontinental title October final 12 months in New York.
“This can be a huge alternative for me. I skilled arduous every single day so this shall be a terrific battle. And to Paul Butler, I say good luck to each of us,” he mentioned.
Butler, then again, received his final seven matches, holding a 33-2 file with 15 knockouts.
“I’m going to should cease him,” mentioned the English boxer.
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