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Jonas Sultan goes for interim title as late replacement vs Paul Butler

Jonas Sultan goes for interim title as late replacement vs Paul Butler
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 14: Jonas Sultan celebrates after defeating Sharon Carter during their bout at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 14, 2021 in Carson, California.

FILE–Philippines’ Jonas Sultan. Michael Owens/Getty Illustrations or photos/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Jonas Sultan obtained an unpredicted shot in the arm in his bid for yet another shot at a environment title.

Sultan has been tapped by the Entire world Boxing Organization Championship Committee as a late substitution for John Riel Casimero in an April 23 combat in opposition to Paul Butler for the interim WBO bantamweight title in Liverpool, England.

Casimero, who was meant to protect his WBO belt from the required challenger Butler on Saturday, was prohibited from participating in the Probellum primary function right after violating the British Boxing Board of Control’s medical suggestions for working with a sauna to make weight.

Sultan, as per ringtv, experienced been on standby in the United Kingdom for a 7 days in case some thing arrived up as far as Casimero and Butler are concerned.

A victory by Sultan (18-5, 11KOs), the fourth-ranked bantamweight by the WBO, would unquestionably set him up for a earth title bout.

The 30-calendar year-previous Sultan is on the rise, obtaining received his very last three fights in remarkable style, together with a unanimous decision earn in excess of Puerto Rican prospect Carlos Caraballo for the WBO intercontinental title 6 months back in New York.

Sultan the moment competed for the entire world title when he lost to compatriot Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF tremendous flyweight crown back in Could 2018, which was a yr right after he defeat Casimero on factors.

Butler (33-2, 15KOs), who is from Ellesmere Port, England, is on a successful streak far too with seven consecutive victories.

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