Loeffler says Inoue, Ancajas & Yafai possible for SuperFly2
By Allan Fox: Tom Loeffler says super flyweights Naoya Inoue, Jerwin Ancajas and Khalid Yafai all want to take part in the SuperFly2 card in early 2018.
WBC 115 lb. champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is already being mentioned as fighting on SuperFly2 in a defense against his mandatory champion Juan Francisco Estrada. That’s an excellent fight.
Former WBC champion Carlos Cuadras is also said to be interested in fighting on SuperFly2. Cuadras is coming off of a narrow 12 round decision loss to Estrada earlier this year on September 9.
Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez won’t be taking part in SuperFly2, says Loeffler. He’s interested in putting Gonzalez on the undercard of the rematch between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
“Estrada and Rungvisai are definitely going to face each other,” said Loeffler to ESPN Deportes. ”It is not official yet because of the date and location but the WBC ordered it, both agree and we are only with the details with HBO and the arena, but we hope to have an announcement soon,” said Loeffler.
After 8 years as a pro, Rungvisai has suddenly started making a name for himself with his back to back victories over Roman Gonzalez. Both of those fights took place in the U.S, and were televised on HBO Boxing. There are a lot of fans that want to see Rungvisai fight Estrada, Inoue, Ancajas and Yafai. Whether all of those fights can get made is the big question.
“(Naoya) Inoue wants to fight, (Carlos) Cuadras wants to fight, Khalid Yafai of England wants to fight, (Jerwin) Ancajas too,” said Loeffler in talking about SuperFly2. ”Maybe in the next 10 days we will have an official announcement,” said Loeffler.
IBF World super flyweight champion Ancajas (28-1, 19 KOs) looked awfully good last Saturday night in stopping #4 IBF Jamie Conlan in the 4th round in Belfast, Northern Ireland. If Loeffler can match Ancasjas against one of the top champions like WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (23-0, 14 KOs) or WBO champion Inoue in a unification fight, it would make for an exciting fight.
Inoue is supposed to be the new star for the 115 lb. division, but he hasn’t fought anyone truly good yet. A fight between Inoue and Ancajas would give him the chance to show that he deserves the high praise that he’s been getting in the boxing world. Inoue looked good recently in stopping Antonio Nieves at SuperFly1 last September, but that was against a fighter that was coming off of a loss. Inoue was supposed to win that fight.